Ryan’s Song

As many of you know, Ryan is really into music.  His mood can be turned around pretty quickly just by me starting to sing to him one of his familiar songs.

After I published this blog post, I did some digging and found a company that matches up all kinds of teachers with students.  It is called Take Lessons.  I made an inquiry on line and then spoke with a representative over the phone and she matched us up with Ben, who does in home lessons and could teach songwriting (which is what Ryan wanted to learn).

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Ryan has had weekly lessons on Tuesday afternoons with Ben since September.  Two weeks ago, Ben agreed to record Ryan’s first original song lyrics.  Ben went to the studio and produced the final result below.

Ryan’s original lyrics are the following:

I AM IN MY HEAD.
SO WONDERFUL YOU ARE, YOU ARE TO ME.
NO ONE IS MY CHEERLEADER
MY FRIEND
MY CONFIDANT
NO ONE MAKES ME FEEL SO LOVED
YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING.

BECAUSE OF YOU I MEAN SOMETHING
HAPPY YOU ARE MINE
MY LOVE IS SO REAL AND TRUE
MEANING OF MY LIFE IS YOU
UNDERSTAND I AM NOTHING WITHOUT YOU

FALLING POOR EACH DAY
LIFE IS NOT THE SAME
REALLY NEED YOU NOW
REALLY NEED YOU NOW

FALLING POOR EACH DAY
LIFE IS NOT THE SAME
REALLY NEED YOU NOW
REALLY NEED YOU NOW

RADIATING BEAUTY IN EVERY WAY
REALLY CANT LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU
GOD IS ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR US
ONE DAY AT A TIME
LIBERATION MAKES ME FEEL FREE

FALLING POOR EACH DAY
LIFE IS NOT THE SAME
REALLY NEED YOU NOW
REALLY NEED YOU NOW

FALLING POOR EACH DAY
LIFE IS NOT THE SAME
REALLY NEED YOU NOW
REALLY NEED YOU NOW

I AM IN MY HEAD.
SO WONDERFUL YOU ARE, YOU ARE TO ME.
NO ONE IS MY CHEERLEADER
MY FRIEND
MY CONFIDANT
NO ONE MAKES ME FEEL SO LOVED
YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING.

This past Tuesday, Ryan was feeling down.  We began the homeschooling day and he spelled WISH ALL MY PAIN WOULD GO AWAY.

I was stunned, but tried not to let it affect me.  I told him that he was allowed to be sad, but that he needed to only be sad for a short amount of time and that then he needed to pick himself back up.  We continued on and we did an art history lesson (which he enjoyed) and then I told him that we were going to listen to the song choices that Dad had picked for Ryan to listen to.  Our homework from Ben was to listen to more music to get inspired to write more lyrics.  Randy came up with a list and I began to play them.  Ryan was mesmerized.  He sat in the chair for almost an hour (those of you who have met Ryan would know that this would be quite a feat.)

He spelled:  MUSIC FEEDS MY SOUL.

He was actually able to write several lines of lyrics.  This next song is going to be a SAD SONG according to Ryan.

Here is what Ryan had to say about music today:

I GET SO HAPPY WHEN I HEAR MUSIC.  MEANINGFUL FOR ME TO LISTEN TO SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF MUSIC.  I WISH LEARNING TO APPRECIATE MUSIC HAPPENS MORE OFTEN.

“What does that mean, Ryan?”

REALLY MEANS TO LISTEN TO MUSIC MOST OF THE TIME.

“Ryan, which song was your favorite to listen to this week?”

SO MOM I STILL LIKE WONDERFUL TONIGHT.  (I have been singing him this song since he was a baby.)

LEARNING TO BECOME A SONGWRITER IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

Since Tuesday went so well, we have decided to make it “Music Tuesdays” going forward where we will do all things music related for school, to include RPM lessons about different artists, genres, etc.

“Ryan, can you tell us your readers your thoughts on Ben?”

SO BEN IS AWESOME.  HE TREATS ME WITH SO MUCH RESPECT.  HE HAS MADE ME A BETTER SONGWRITER.

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You can find Ben’s blog here.


6 thoughts on “Ryan’s Song

  1. You both never cease to amaze me when I read what you have done. I am stunned by the quality of what he is able to express in many different ways. His ways of sharing what he is feeling and thinking. So exceptional.

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