Music

There’s Something Within

I love to compose all my songs from real life situations, and this new project is no different. A woman inspired ‘There’s Something Within’. And until I was ready to surprise her with it, I did not know her real name. We have never met. All I knew was, she used ‘O’ on Facebook. I am a huge fan of O, and I love reading her posts; especially of those she makes about her ‘landlord’ (Husband), her sons and daughter. I love her sense of humor. I love her ‘CRAZY’. I love the memories she chooses to make with her family, it’s everything to her.

I read a post of hers concerning her fight with breast cancer in 2018, and I got scared. O is too strong to be ‘weak’/sick. It could be another one of her silly jokes, I thought. But she made a second post to confirm her battle, and that was the moment I started getting worried. Is that not the moment you all ladies fear, to be told by a doctor that you have breast cancer? But typical of O, she was on Facebook ‘fooling’ and making lighter notes of it. I kept asking myself over the days, is she not in shock? Or she’s just in denial? Could she be afraid deep within? Or even angry? How was my O feeling at home – deep within?

No one could know because she kept on giving HOPE instead. I’ve known people who had gone through similar ordeal, and to them – it was the end of their worlds. Two of such friends died because it was very hard for them, so I could assume what O could have been going through. Instead of feeling miserable, she found in it an opportunity to rather create a whole new world for herself. She found something else to focus on. She did not make her life all about cancer, and that’s the beauty of her personality.

Everything about O inspires. She does not dwell on anything she feels could be lacking in her life. She would rather pay attention to whatever is going on right with her. And, that’s the very reason why I sent her a message last year to keep on keeping on – fighting the cancer. And not only that, that I would reward her effort and victory with a brand new song. I was willing to write, compose and perform a brand new song just for her. I wanted to honor her strength. I wanted to honor womanhood. I wanted to celebrate courage under fire… I wanted to celebrate O! I gave the title of the song to her, even when I had not thought of the whole structure of the song.

I don’t know what you are going through at this very moment you are reading this post. But whatever it is, you deserve to live. You deserve to have fun, so make an intentional effort to look for opportunities to smile and laugh through it all. Use whatever is your current challenge as an opportunity to want to learn, grow and be true to yourself. Do not live in the shadow of what could have been. Focus your attention on what is working in your life right now – and allow it. Allow you to grow!

Thanks to Dr. E. Ansah, I got to know of O’s real name a few days ago.

O, I know you’ve already listened to the song, but if you’re reading this post, know that I LOVE YOU very much.

 

THERE’S SOMETHING WITHIN

Verse 1

You have this potential that is still unrealized

And without some pressure

You cannot access it

Meeting a challenge brings out the best in a person

Forcing out the hidden strengths to play

CHORUS

There’s something within me

When I think I can’t go on

But I keep going anyways

To find the strength to put up a fight

There is something within you

Burning brighter the fire

Every day takes your strength

And though you may not always feel that you’re strong

There’s something within

Verse 2

Ever found solutions that you never would have thought of

Had you not been under such compression?

Weight can build up a drive to arise

Overcoming obstacles, the need to find you a way

CHORUS

There’s something within me

When I think I can’t go on

But I keep going anyways

To find the strength to put up a fight

There is something within you

Burning brighter the fire

Every day takes your strength

And though you may not always feel that you’re strong

There’s something within

Hook:

Power that would never have been tapped

Were there no resistance to provoke the lion in you!

CHORUS

There’s something within me

When I think I can’t go on

But I keep going anyways

To find the strength to put up a fight

There is something within you

Burning brighter the fire

Every day takes your strength

And though you may not always feel that you’re strong

There’s something within

 

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Performed by: David Bondze 

Music and Words By: David Bondze-Mbir 

Produced By: D’kaybee Studios 

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