There aren’t many songs that bring me to tears. Of course, there are the Hathaways, whose voices just make you want to reevaluate your life choices for the better, and thus serve as a cleansing agent for the eyes and soul. But other than them, there’s not much that can make me that emotional.
But then there’s this song, “Imagine Me” by Kirk Franklin and his crew of incredible singers. Something about this song–no, EVERYTHING about this song makes me emotional. Gets me to welling up every single time I hear it.
It’s the message, that everyone has some type of insecurity, or self-esteem issue, or a situation they’re going through that beats them down. And that’s OK. That doesn’t make you less beautiful. Doesn’t make you less worthy of love. Of acceptance. Of praise.
It’s that message that gets me every time.
So yes, Kirk Franklin doesn’t sing, doesn’t dance, doesn’t really play a musical instrument. But his instrument is the words of this song. His contribution is bringing these angelic singers into place to deliver the lyrics that break us down and build us up. The lyrics that help us imagine a reality where we all are our best.
Just an imperfectly perfect song. I love it. And will probably cry the next time I hear it. And that’s OK.
Check the video after the jump and enjoy.