Unwritten

Ever since CTV started using this song in their commercials promoting the various shows on their network I was reminded how much I liked it and the  meaning behind it. I finally got around to downloading the song (paid of course, I’m a good girl.) Someone said the other day it would be a great song for a graduation ceremony or video and they are right it fits really well.

“Unwritten”

I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

written and peformed by: Natasha Bedingfield

Her website says the song was written for her brother’s birthday, but I guess for anyone who is young and just starting out the song works.

I found a link to a site that plays the video in a much better quality that youtube would be allowed to.

Chris’ Graduation ceremony they played the song ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2. Now don’t get me wrong it’s a great song and it WAS a beautiful day, but the lyrics don’t exactly fit the sentiment of something like sending your newly graduated birdies out into the real world, I mean come on…

“You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination ”

Still makes me choke up though every time I hear the song, I mean come on! It was my first baby’s graduation!

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