Reach for the Stars

from by Elaine Mahon

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I wrote this for my son after he had experienced some big disappointments. It also speaks to my inner child about the importance of dreams and hope and reminds that the process of working towards our dreams is life itself.

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REACH FOR THE STARS
©2016 Mary Elaine Mahon/Six Pelicans Publishing, BMI

(Chorus) Reach for the stars and if you miss, the universe will blow a kiss
Reminding you, your dreams belong
And your reaching is a lovely note of longing in life’s song
Reach for the stars

When disappointment comes around
Your ship of dreams has just gone down
Your heartbeat has a hollow sound
The emptiness you feel’s profound

That’s the time to watch and wait
In darkness new dreams germinate
You’ll find new life, you’ll see the dawn
Tell your story, sing your song

(Chorus) Reach for the stars and if you miss, the universe will blow a kiss
Reminding you, your dreams belong
and your reaching is a lovely note of longing in life’s song
Reach for the stars

Now, when you strive to live your dreams
Hope finds a way, despite all things
Though off the beaten path you’ll stray
Life’s the journey on the way

You will bend, but you won’t break
You will learn from your mistakes
You’ll find joy throughout your days
You’ve got the will, go find a way

(Bridge) I can’t say I know the way, the whys, the whens, the hows
All I know for certain is, all we’ve got is now.

(Chorus) Reach for the stars and if you miss, the universe will blow a kiss
Reminding you, your dreams belong
and your reaching is a lovely note of longing in life’s song
Reach for the stars

credits

from REACH FOR THE STARS, track released February 3, 2017
Lead Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Elaine Mahon
Bass: Lon Williamson
Additional Guitar: Gabe Valla
Cello: Hannah Alkire

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Elaine Mahon Gainesville, Florida

With her 2017 release, REACH FOR THE STARS, Elaine Mahon has written a collection of songs that evoke a sense of wonder while inspiring hope and offering empowerment. Mahon's songs reflect her perspective as an astronomer, while remaining deeply rooted in the natural world we all live in. Mahon performs solo at festivals, venues and house concerts in Florida and throughout the Southeastern US. ... more

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