Thursday, September 25, 2008

They Say It's Your Birthday

Happy 8th birthday, Griffyn!

I can't think of a better wish for my daughter than this:





I'm adding the lyrics. As I'm finding out more and more from being a man in a family of mostly women, it can be difficult to grow up female in this society.


"That I Would Be Good"

that I would be good even if I did nothing
that I would be good even if I got the thumbs down
that I would be good if I got and stayed sick
that I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

that I would be fine even if I went bankrupt
that I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
that I would be great if I was no longer queen
that I would be grand if I was not all knowing

that I would be loved even when I numb myself
that I would be good even when I am overwhelmed
that I would be loved even when I was fuming
that I would be good even if I was clingy

that I would be good even if I lost sanity
that I would be good
whether with or without you

5 comments:

Hoyt said...

Happy birthday, Griffyn!

The Film Geek said...

She says "thanks," Hoyt. And so do I.

Buzzardbilly said...

Happy Birthday, Griffyn! Excellent song.

Jackie said...

Sorry I missed this post :(

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter...and I hope hearing that song doesn't ruin it for her ;)

The Film Geek said...

She says "thanks" BB and Jackie. (Alright, she didn't really. But I appreciate it, so I'm saying it.)

She loved the song, though!