Saturday, December 19, 2009

With Your Own Two Hands

In my last post, I had these aching need to know how people would complete the sentence, "I thought autism..."

Not sure why I had to know, but I appreciate those of you who replied. Turns out we all thought the same things about autism. Turns out we were pretty much wrong, and mostly that is a good thing.

Now I have another question for you. See, lately my kids have wanted to hear Jack Johnson singing With My Own Two Hands pretty often, and I've come to think of it as my Rooster Calls song, in a way my autism theme song. (It's not really as much about us, or about me, but it's more about you, about the autism community. You change the human race, and you tell me I can, too, but you remind me that though you can hold and comfort the Rooster clan, that we need to use our own two hands, too.)

And I wondered: does anyone else have a song like that? Do you?

If you do, can you comment and tell me what it is? Do you have a theme song?

Here is ours:

by Ben Harper

Now I can change the world
With my own two hands
Make it a better place
With my own two hands
Make it a kinder place
With my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
Now I could make peace on earth
With my own two hands
And I could clean up the earth
With my own two hands
And I can reach out to you
With my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
I'm gonna make it a brighter place
With my own two hands
I'm gonna make it a safer place
With my own two hands
I'm gonna help the human race
With my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
Now I could hold you
With my own two hands
And I can comfort you
With my own two hands
But you got to, got to use
Use your own two hands
Use your own, use your own two hands
Use your own, use your own two hands
Oh, you got to use your own two hands
With our own, with our own two hands
With our own, with our own two hands
With our own, with our own two hands

2 comments:

pixiemama said...

You know ours...

I just wanna BE OK, BE OK, BE OK today...

Jack Johnson is pretty good, but I bet the Ben Harper version of that song is to die for. Mmm. I like a little Ben Harper.

:)

xo

jess wilson said...

'here comes the sun. '

right after we got help and saw our beautiful girl start to really communicate with us.

yup.

that's the one.

'and i say it's all right.'