(Lyrics below) As I sat at my piano yesterday, thinking about all of those women marching around the world, the image of them planting seeds for future generations came; and that garden lead me to Michelle Obama. Suddenly it became a song for her. Giuliana Pagnotta and I sat down to write another thinly veiled Anti Trump song. I’ve got a few of them by now! This last week has been so disturbing and we felt compelled to document it… However what came out was completely different. And just as suddenly the weight of these last days lifted as I thought about Ms. Obama’s indomitable spirit, her work with Let Girls Learn, her intelligence, grace and compassion. This song became a hymn for all mothers towards all daughters but especially about and for that fierce FLOTUS.

For You (Michelle’s song)

It is all for you
everything you see me do
offering up truth
even when it seems to be
hard for you to hear me
I’ll go and plant a seed
go and plant it deep
beneath that rich black soil
bring that garden to bloom every spring
so you can see it’s all right
so you can see it takes work
to rise
I’ll show you with my deeds
be the example you need
to thrive among the weeds
plant this garden with heart
water it with hope
and trust that it will grow tall
brightly coloured and strong
A prize
The world is here for you
and I’ll make sure you get your share
with privilege it is said comes responsibility
and in you I believe
I’ll go and plant a seed
go and plant it deep
beneath that rich black soil
bring that garden to bloom every spring
so you can see it’s all right
so you can see it takes work
to rise
I’ll show you with my deeds
be the example you need
to thrive among the weeds
plant this garden with heart
water it with hope
and trust that it will grow tall
brightly coloured and strong
A prize