From the Archives is a series created in tandem with new PIO! Editor Brigid Finucane. We share songs from the extensive archives here at CMN by our own, wonderful members. This song, a lovely reminder of our each, special contribution, is by member Jennifer Armstrong.
“I Can Be Me” was written after a time of reflection on being a little sister always trying to keep up with a talented big sister. My mother use to look at our creative projects and say to my sister “That’s wonderful!” then she would like at my offering and say, “That’s pretty good for a little girl your age.” When I realized that only I could be myself and I had unique gifts to bring the world I sat down and wrote “I Can Be Me”. I’ve sung it with children and adults with great gusto and we have made up an incredible variety of verses from “I talk to animals cause that’s my way” to “I watch sunsets…”
For sheet music, click here: I Can Be Me