Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Que Sera Sera is a load of bull!

I'm not downing Doris Day.

This song was a #2 hit, only held out of the #1 spot by Elvis Presley and a little song called "Hound Dog".

But this song was in my head the other day and as I sang the words to myself I started to get irritated.

Any mother who tells her daughter essentially "Don't worry about what will happen to you. It's going to happen anyway and you have no control over it" ought to be flogged.

Of course you have control over what will happen to you!

You are the one who decides what will happen in your life. We can't always control what comes in to our lives. But we control what happens once it's there.

We have the power to direct our lives and make our dreams come true.

So I rewrote the words to the first verse:

When I was just a little girl,

I told my mother what I would be.

"I will be pretty. I will be rich.

I will be because of Me"

Que decido sera,

Whatever I say, will be.

The future is up to me.

Que decido sera.

2nd verse:

When I grew up and fell in love

I told my sweetheart what to expect,

"We will have troubles, but we will get through

if we have love and respect"

Que decido sera,

Whatever I say will be.

The future is up to me.

Que decido sera.


Give me time and I'll rewrite the last verse too.


Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

"flogged" ? Della, I like your choice of words. though it is a bit out of touch with today. I guess the song is abit out of touch with real life as well.

I like your version.


Jordan said...

I don't know the words to the real song, but I agree with your sentiments. Too many people blame their lives on circumstances rather than acting to make things better.

Nancy said...

Amen. Of course, our Father in Heaven blesses us, and sends things our way, but it is our responsibility to use the talents and blessings he gives us. I love you, Mom