Monday, 4 June 2012

Colour On The Moon

I was in Canada less than 2 weeks when I felt inspired to write this song. I guess that shows just how wonderful this family is. It's a very scary thing to pack up and move to another country on your own, even if it is just for 4 months. But Denise, Mike, Zachary, Liam and Marcus have made me feel so welcome in their home since the moment I arrived. I've been here a month, and already the thought of leaving them chokes me up. But that's life. This is an incredible experience for me, and when it's over I will have to move onto the next one. But oh goodness, I will miss them.

The song is a mixture of little images that portray my time in Canada so far. And when I wrote the song, I was thinking a lot about growing up. I came to Canada alone to travel and work, which is a big step in my own growing up. And while I'm here I am so privileged to witness the little steps of growing up for each of these boys. I was here for Marcus' first laugh. Liam is learning new words all the time (his favourites at the moment are 'purple', 'crocodile' and 'cockadoodle-doo'). I was a part of Zach's 5th birthday, and he is constantly asking questions about everything and anything, and every time I get to pass on knowledge to a child, my heart wants to burst with happiness. :) It is an incredible thing to be a part of teaching a child about the world he lives in. This learning and growing along with exploring Canada is where the song came from. And it's not much, but the stories and memories behind it will always mean a lot to me.

Well, that's it I guess. :) I'd love it if you'd subscribe here. :) Oh, and if you feel like a cupcake right about now, then you should really check out my friend Valerie's blog... She's new to the blogging world, so she'd appreciate a warm welcome. :)


  1. I love this song, especially the chorus, you have so much potential. The words are beautiful and your mellow voice goes perfectly with the acoustic guitar! Thanks for sharing

  2. Girl!Wow, You're amazing! :D I really love your voice, keep up the fantastic work! xx

  3. such a sweet song. love your accent, and your voice :)

  4. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    I love the roses on your background. :)
    Really gives it an artistic look. :)
    I love your blog!!
    You've got a beautiful voice! :)

  5. Wow Orla! :) You've got quite the talent. I loved your song! :)

  6. Oh and I also got to mention that I envy your accent! :) I'm about 3/4 part Irish and a 1/4 part Mexican. But I wish I could claim to be Irish Bred and born. Lol but sadly I'm just american. Maybe one day I'll make it out to Ireland though. It's a beautiful place I'm sure! :)

  7. amazing post :)
    I loved the song and the cupcake!!

  8. You are all so so sweet, I'd better be careful or you'll give me a big head!! Thank you. :)


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