I was a junior in high school when my high school finally found a music director that wanted to do a musical. We did Godspell. I remember those days fondly because I honestly had a lot of fun working on it, despite my constant drama-queen-like attitude, and need to quite the production every single day because I was a drama queen. Or so I’m told. Ok. FINE. I was a little dramatic, but full on drama queen is a bit much.
ANYway. There were maybe 10 roles and only so many songs, but I got a solo for one song. And I hated it. And I complained about it every day. And tried to get rid of it because I wanted to sing a different song. And what happened? I kept that song AND got another one I hated singing. Of course. The song I had to sing? Day by Day.
Day by Day, Day by day
Oh dear Lord, three things I pray
To see thee more clearly,
To love thee more dearly,
To follow thee more nearly
Day by day.
And it went on and on and on. And I hated it. And it’s funny that to this day I STILL remember the words and how it goes. And I still have those fond memories.