Listen to the winning songs of the DSA 2014 Song Contest in the Singer Songwriter category!

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1st Place – “Open Up” by Denise Rosier, Lake Forest, CA

Lyrics:

VERSE
When a step
seems too hard to take
Every turn feels like a big mistake
It makes you wanna close your eyes and hide
Trust yourself
Even if you’re scared
Don’t give up, don’t give in to fear
All the strength you seek you’ll find inside

(CHORUS)
Open up
Spread your wings and rise above
The clouds in your mind that blind you to who you really are
Don’t waste your time
No one else can live your life
Open up
Open up
To what you’ve known all the time
You are more than you are
You are more than you are

(VERSE)
Speak your mind
Make a statement
Don’t hide yourself out in the open
Step into the spotlight and shine
Be the change
Fall like a domino
A chain reaction that sets the world aglow
Be amazed at how it falls in line

(CHORUS)
Open up
Spread your wings and rise above
The clouds in your mind that blind you to who you really are
Don’t waste your time
No one else can live your life
Open up
Open up
To what you’ve known all the time

BRIDGE
Round and round and round we go
We don’t fall down
More than flesh and bone
We’re heart and soul, light and miracles

REPEAT CHORUS