Susan Boyle is cool for so many reasons. She is very talented and determined. It is evident that Susan Boyle has not had an ideal nor typical life, but that hasn’t stopped her. She auditioned at the age of 47, was living with her cats, never been married nor kissed. She had a dream and decided to go for it.
As she said when she auditioned, she had never been given a chance. And when she took the stage, people laughed and rolled their eyes. Even the judges had written her off. And then she sang, and it was brilliant. The clip of her audition was THE most watched clip on youtube… and there are a lot of people wasting their time on youtube (myself included).
Here are the lyrics to “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables, the song she auditioned with:
“There was a time, when men were kind
And their voices were soft
And their words were inviting
There was a time, when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time it all went wrong
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they turn your hope apart
As they turn your dreams to shame
He slept a summer by my side
He filled my dreams with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came
And still I dream he’d come to me
That we would live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from the hell I’m living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.”
And although she didn’t win the title, she has won over millions of people and fans. She is a true inspiration, and proof that if you are talented and determined, you will achieve your goal. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but it will happen. She is a source of inspiration to everyone.
And now, Susan Boyle is an international superstar. She is set to release her debut album, “I Dreamed A Dream” on the 23rd in the UK, and the 24th in the US. It is one of the most anticipated albums, and will most likely go in at Number 1 on the charts. I know I am looking forward to listening to the album, especially after hearing her rendition of “Wild Horses”, the first single. Take a listen:
Here’s a live version from the America’s Got Talent Finale:
“Wild Horses” is such a well written and beautiful love song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Although I’ve heard the Rolling Stones version, it was versions done by Alicia Keys and Adam Lavine, and a live recording of Andrea Corr and Mick Jagger that made me appreciate the song and lyrics.
And now, Susan Boyle’s rendition has taken it to a different level. I love the darkness of the song. It almost feels like a stalker professing their forbidden love, it’s reminds me of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. Susan Boyle’s version is also haunting, there’s a feeling of desperation and depair, that adds depth to the song. When I first heard it a few weeks ago, I had it on repeat for two days, and when I listen to it now, it still has that eerie quality to it. I love it! Well done Susan Boyle, well done!