Song for Sunday – When I grow up (from Matilda)

I’m not sure if it makes us bad parents, but Jasmine and Alexa have been into Tim Minchin for many years. When we heard, in 2011, he had written the lyrics and music for a musical based on “Matilda” by Roald Dahl (an author they loved) we promised we would take them. Tickets eventually went on sale late last year in time for Christmas presents, and last night we finally fulfilled our promise.  Alexa has been waiting nearly 1/3 of her life!

It was a wonderful night and Matilda deserves all its awards and accolades.

Just because I find myself in this story,
It doesn’t mean that everything is written for me.
If I think the ending is fixed already,
I might as well be saying
I think that it’s OK!

And that’s not right!

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to watch some previous songs for Sunday:

  1. All the songs
  2. “Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Collins
  3. “Teach your children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young,
  4. “Luka” by Suzanne Vega
  5. “Don’t pay the ferryman” by Chris De Burgh
  6. “Child in Time” by Deep Purple (and a version by Blackmore’s Night)

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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