Sad Day Song

In between the blasts of energy and emotion that Disney soundtracks are famous for, there are also sweet moments that need to be considered quietly and modestly.  Many of Disney’s best songs are in movies that aren’t watched much anymore, such as The Rescuer’s, which boasts 3 great songs, The Journey, Tomorrow Is Another Day, and Someone’s Waiting for You, all sung by Shelby Flint’s lonesome and beautiful voice.  The one that stands out and should survive in every child’s memory is Someone’s Waiting for You.

Wee Penny’s life can’t seem to get any worse.  Orphaned, overlooked, and almost friendless, Penny is finally adopted – by a team of manipulative crooks.  Her teddy is almost thrown to the crocodiles, she has a speech impediment, and everyone sees her panties.  When her message for help is answered, her rescuers are only two small mice.  Would you be in the mood to sing a happy princess song?

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Instead, Penny’s off-screen angel tells her that it’s okay to cry, but not to give up.  The tune is patient, trusting, and hoping, just like love.  Acknowledging the night, it keeps believing in the light because it sees the stars.

Someone’s Waiting For You (lyrics courtesy of DisneyWiki)

Be brave little one.
Make a wish for each sad little tear.
Hold your head up though no one is near
Someone’s waiting for you.
Don’t cry little one.
There’ll be a smile where a frown use to be
You’ll be part of the love that you see.
Someone’s waiting for you.
Always keep a little prayer in your pocket
and you’re sure to see the light.
Soon there’ll be joy and happiness
and your little world will be bright
Have faith little one
‘Til your hopes and your wishes come true.
You must try to be brave little one.
Someone’s waiting to love you

On this Good Friday evening, it’s easy to keep going because we know from experience that Easter is coming.  But, for the days when it’s harder to believe that a good day is around the corner, be brave.

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