Friday, November 6, 2009

An Empire State of Mind

I heard about this video of Jay Z and Alicia Keys singing at the 2nd game of the World Series, was intrigued, found it, watched it and couldn't get it out of my mind. I am not a rap or hip hop listener but I am loving this song, most especially the part where Alicia comes in. I guess I'm channeling my inna gangsta. My head just starts bobbing.
I know they are talking more about about New York City in the song, but I did reside in the Empire State for four years and that was the first time I did get to go to NYC. I have been twice and am ready to go back.

They are speaking of dreams coming true, and I now realize that you have to have a dream in order for it to come true!!! I have been held back by me, limiting myself. I can't wait to take the girls when they are a little older to NYC, so many things to see and do. George's relatives came through Ellis Island.

"These streets will make you feel brand new"...I'm singing the song and Mallory, of course, tells me to stop singing. So I give her the instructions she needs to get ready for school but I'm singing in the same melody of the song. She still tells me to stop singing "that way." She walks off and I hear her sing, "makes you feel brand new..." Priceless.

I like the video because it's fun to watch the Yankee players bobbing their heads to the beat.
Tell me if you enjoy it at all. It's probably just me. And of course, I saw a little bit of Jay Z's story on Oprah, of him overcoming the streets to become the mogul that he is today. And congrats to the Yankees, although, I was pulling for the Phillies...the underdog.

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