Open Your Heart

A friend of ours gave us a CD by the Laurie Berkner Band.  If you haven’t heard of her, she has a beautiful voice, is very giving and socially conscious, and writes very catchy kids music.  Her songs are wonderful and the munchkin loves them.  I love some of them purely because their content is so rich.  She has one song called “I’m not Perfect” and it ends with “…you aren’t perfect, and I love you that way.”  Not surprising, the song is all about how I’m not perfect, we aren’t perfect, you aren’t perfect, and its okay.

My favorite on this CD is a new song called “Open Your Heart.”  It is perfectly written for adoption.  Laurie wrote the song for The Pajama Program, a not-for-profit organization, that provides new, warm pajamas and new books to children in need in the United States and around the world, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. These are youngsters who may not know the comforts of a mother or father to tuck them into a cozy bed and read them a bedtime story.  Too many have been abandoned, most deprived of any love at all.

Open Your Heart
The Laurie Berkner Band

I can use my voice to sing out a song
And use my muscles when I’m feeling strong
I can use my arms for hugging you tight
And use my pillow when I sleep at night

But some things I can’t do
That’s why I need you
To open your heart
My heart is waiting for you
Open your heart
My heart is waiting

I can use my head to say no or yes
I can use my mouth to take in a breath
I can turn a knob to open a door
And I can dance my way across the floor

But some things I can’t do
That’s why I need you
To open your heart
My heart is waiting for you
Open your heart
My heart is waiting

What’s inside when I open my heart?
Turn the wheel, and what do I feel?
I feel love when I open my heart
Do you feel it too?

I can use a key to open a lock
I can listen when the two of us talk
I can taste my salty tears when I cry
Or use my body to jump up high

But some things I can’t do
That’s why I need you
To open your heart
My heart is waiting for you
Open your heart
My heart is waiting

Open your heart
Open your heart
Open your heart
My heart is waiting!