Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in (in)courage, Faith, Friends, friendship, Uncategorized |

There’s something special about having a song written just for you, especially when it’s a love story of sorts and a genuine celebration of one of the best things in life–

Real community.

Robin and Deidra at the Beach

A week from today I’ll be co-hosting an (in)RL Meet-up in my new hometown, Macon, GA (click here for a few details and to let me know if you can come by registering).  I’m so thankful a new friend, Lisa Hellier, said “Yes!” when I asked if she’d like to co-host. If you’re in the Middle-GA area, we sure would like for you to join us! (You can also email me at RobinDance(dot)me(at)gmail if you have questions.)

We have something REALLY special this year: Christa Wells and Nicole Witt wrote and recorded a theme song for our event, especially for the (in)courage community and (in)RL 2014.  Upon hearing it the first time, my daughter asked me, “Do you like it or think it’s hokey?” And you know what? I happen to think it IS a little hokey and I STILL love it!  Once you play it through you’ll find yourself humming it – it’s ear wormy  in a good way – and I find myself thinking, it’d be a fun song for a running playlist. If I ever ran, that is.

Your Story Matters Necklace - We Can Do Something Extraordinary LyricsMore than anything, We Can Do Something EXTRAordinary captures the heart of why (in)RL was born in the first place: to connect with those who live right in our backyard, and to have permission to be our true selves.  It’s all too easy to find like minds on the internet but sometimes a challenge to live that out face to face.

As I previously shared, this year’s (in)RL theme is “Your Story Matters” and Lisa Leonard created a darling necklace for those who get that message (if you’re interested here’s my affiliate link.)

OH! And I’ve forgotten to mention this previously:  the speaker team is wonderful. Friends, sisters in the faith, and beautiful truth tellers from the inside out.  Recognize a few faces?

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You’re going to enjoy Christa’s and Nicole’s song (I have 17 times, give or take a few). For your convenience, I’ve included the lyrics below the video–

We Can Do Something EXTRAordinary

Music and Lyrics by Christa Wells and Nicole Witt

 

Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da

Oh Oh Oh

We could go without

We could wait it out.

We could walk alone feeling like the only one.

‘Cause we’re kinda shy

Frankly terrified

That we might be judged

If we really opened up.

And maybe it’s your story that will shine the light.

I know it takes some courage.

I want to meet you where you’re at

You can tell me where you’ve come from

Say you’ve got my back

We can do something

We can do something

Bigger than we are

When we’re dreaming big together

Brave beating hearts

We can do something

We can do something

Extra ordinary

Extraordinary

Oh, sister you and me

We are community

Laying down our stones

Open hands are free to hold

And maybe it’s your stories that will be the tie

That binds us to each other

I want to meet you where you’re at

You can tell me where you’ve come from

Say you’ve got my back

We can do something

We can do something

Bigger than we are when we’re dreaming big together

Brave beating hearts

We can do something

We can do something

Extra ordinary

Extra ordinary

Ba Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da

I want to meet you where you’re at

You can tell me where you’ve come from

Say you’ve got my back

We can do something

We can do something

I want to meet you where you’re at

You can tell me where you’ve come from

Say you’ve got my back

We can do something

We can do something

Bigger than we are when we’re dreaming big together

Brave beating hearts

We can do something

We can do something

Extra ordinary

Extra ordinary

Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da

Oh Oh Oh

Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da

Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da

Oh Oh Oh

 

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