What precious memories still remain of that night, when...
The stage was dark and the single blue spot
that lit his face only made him want to cry
Truth was he was terrorized by the thought,
of singing for all those folks, just sitting out there
waiting for him to open his mouth.
Oh-oh, the music, it begins, only seconds left now
One,two ,three,! here we go, time to sing
He opened his mouth but nothing happened,
no sound emerged, the song had gotten lost
or was frozen solid somewhere deep inside ,
He tried hard to control those knocking knees
He wanted to just run away but his dumb feet just
would not allow him to pick them up and put them down again!
How stupid can you get, he thought,
here I stand, like some small child ,embarrassed
and scared out of his wits for sure ,
but determined not to let his daddy see him cry
Wait a minute, what was that about daddy?
What was that thing daddy always loved
to tell him, as he tucked him into bed every night
after he had checked the closet for bugger bears
Oh! now he remembered ' you have nothing to fear
your daddy's standing right here beside you
and he promises never to go away'
As that memory crossed his mind , the song came back
and his glorious tenor voice poured forth the beautiful
strains of When Love Finds You! It gracefully soared across the
vast theater , thrilling all who heard.
Several standing ovations later , while he stood
and contemplated the marvelous reception he
had been accorded..a stray thought crossed his mind
That of a touched memory of love, that inspired wings to fly
on the notes of a song , to begin a music career
that would last for decades ...always fresh ,always new!
The tear built into his voice could never be forgotten