“Write a Tune Tuesday”- “Shamrock Near My Heart” video and song from yesterday!

Woohoo! Here’s the video footage from yesterday’s radio fun!  I’ve never written a song soooo fast! Also, I got up at 4:45 am and my voice and brain were tired, but it was worth it!

Listeners of KSON 97.3 FM (San Diego’s #1 Country radio) had called in and wanted me to write a song about St. Patrick’s Day that addressed green beer and corned beef. The song I came up with is SILLY but DEEP and is called “Shamrock Near My Heart.” :) I’m actually not a beer drinker, but I mentioned it in the song. Also, corned beef didn’t rhyme so I mentioned “green gritz and bacon” which seems to be memorable. Ha!! Most memorable to the DJ was my line “every rainbow’s a reminder of the treasure that I hold.” Here’s an explanation of the chorus: St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is always near me and dear to my heart. Actually, He lives in my heart. The rainbow symbolizes God’s promises. When I slide down the colors to the “pot of gold” I’m really meaning that I’m riding on God’s promises, even when it’s hard. This will always bring me to great treasure- both now and when I get to heaven on gold-paved roads. More than anything, God is my treasure. As for the rest of my song…. it’s pure silliness!!

“Shamrock Near My Heart”, by Hannah Ford (C)

Green eggs, green rivers
Green beer, green liver
Green Irish Spring to make you clean
Green grits, green bacon
We’re celebratin’
St. Patty’s day in an-eco green way

Don’t pinch me. This is not a dream
Don’t pinch me. I’m wearing green
I’ve got a shamrock near my heart
Gonna find a rainbow at its start
Gonna slide down the colors to my pot of gold
I’ve got a shamrock near my heart
I’ll believe even when it’s hard
Every rainbow’s a reminder of the treasure that I hold

Green shoes, green fingers
My car has green blinkers
I’ve spent some green money to be a green honey
Google informed me, I’ve been conned by leprechauns
St. Patrick liked blue
Can’t believe it, but it’s true

I’ve got a shamrock near my heart
Three leaves, one love
And every rainbow’s a reminder of the treasure that I hold

(You can eat green eggs, float down a green river
But if you drink green beer, you might get a green liver.)


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