Supporting a Young Singer/Songwriter’s Dream

I’m on a musical bandwagon again, drawing your attention to the On the Coast High School Singer/Songwriter Competition currently being hosted by CBC Radio here in Western Canada.

Seventeen-year-old Johnathan Booy, one of our church musicians and the lead singer of the band, Ibhendi that I mentioned last month, has entered the competition, albeit reluctantly. (He’s not happy with the quality of the hasty recording, and admittedly the vocals are difficult to hear, but it’s well worth making the effort.)

I’ve included the lyrics below, and the link to his song is here. I think it’s important to support our youth, and a career in music is Johnathan’s dream. He said the lyrics say something about where he wants to be at the end of his life, satisfied with what he’s accomplished, and are also a message to his grandfather, “who at 76 still can’t decide whether to retire.”

I’m shamelessly plugging him, and hoping you’ll check out the competition and maybe even cast a vote. 🙂  (Voting to determine the top ten finalists closes at midnight Sunday Pacific time.)



Look at me now, way up here, up in the clouds

I’m floating, to my resting place

With stars to light my way, and my night that becomes day

I’ve had my chance, to show the world, what I’m about

There’s a time, for all to shine

And a time we must let go, and allow those following us to grow


You see it’s all enough for a life, enough for a life

I know I’ve done enough in my life, I’ve done what I must

Enough for a life

I’ve left behind, my legacy, of which I’m proud

There’s no need to hang on now

To cling to what is done

I cannot live, my life again, or start anew

Remember, I’ve done my part, I’ve loved what’s there to love

And I know it’s been enough



Enough for a life (repeat)


Look at me now, way up here



Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

4 thoughts on “Supporting a Young Singer/Songwriter’s Dream

  1. He has my vote.

    I’ve been a musician since I wheedled my mother into letting me have piano lessons at age nine. I have a daughter whose degree is in vocal performance – and I’m picky. All the best to this young man. The spirit of his music is beautiful.

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