One of my favorite songs is “Where My Heart Will Take Me” sung by Russell Watson. No matter how many times I hear this song, it never stops inspiring me and making me feel uplifted and optimistic. If it sounds familiar, it was used in the movie Awakenings, and was the theme song for Star Trek Enterprise.
When I decided to write this blog, I looked up Russell Watson. Turns out, his life is pretty inspiring. The 48 year-old British opera singer found his own unique way to stardom.
His website bio reads:
“His amazing road to success was not a stereotypical one. Russell left school at the age of sixteen with no qualifications and spent the first eight years of his working life in a factory making nuts and bolts. His desire to escape the monotony of the shop floor led him to enter a local radio talent competition where he beat four hundred other contestants. This was the precursor to a career that has spanned fifteen years and seen him perform for some of the world’s greatest figures”
As for the song, both the lyrics and music are beautiful. Here are the first and last lines:
“It’s been a long road, getting from there to here.
It’s been a long time, but my time is finally near
And I can feel the change in the wind right now. Nothing’s in my way.
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more, no they’re not .
gonna hold me down.”
And it ends with:
“I can reach any star. I’ve got faith, faith of the heart”
What song inspires you? Or are you more inspired by other things? What do you find inspiring?