A Precious Memory – Irene Cara

We all have memories that are triggered by a familiar smell or a photo, movie or book from long ago. Sometimes it can be a phrase that someone says, and you realize that it’s something your mom or dad used to say “back in the day.”  The most likely memory-triggering mechanism though might just be music. It transports us back so quickly and if you close your eyes, it really feels like you’re right there in it.   

Today, Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Ms. Irene Cara has died. She was 63 years old. Many may not know the name, nor the face, but the iconic songs from the movie Flashdance and Fame, are embedded in my DNA. It is one of three songs that truly define my childhood. And personally, game-changers that propelled the trajectory of the rest of my life. I wish that was hyperbole, but it’s not.

Rest in Power Irene Cara. And thank you.

Out Here On My Own, Sung by Irene Cara

Sometimes I wonder where I’ve been,
Who I am,
Do I fit in.
Make believein’ is hard alone,
Out here on my own.

We’re always provin’ who we are,
Always reachin’
For that risin’ star
To guide me far
And shine me home,
Out here on my own.

When I’m down and feelin’ blue,
I close my eyes so I can be with you.
Oh, baby be strong for me;
Baby belong to me.
Help me through.
Help me need you.

Until the morning sun appears
Making light
Of all my fears,
I dry the tears
I’ve never shown,
Out here on my own.

But when I’m down and feelin’ blue,
I close my eyes so I can be with you.
Oh, baby be strong for me;
Baby, belong to me.
Help me through.
Help me need you.

Sometimes I wonder where I’ve been,
Who I am,
Do I fit in.
I may not win,
But I can’t be thrown,

Out here on my own,

Out here on my own.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore

Out Here on My Own lyrics © DistroKid, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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