Anything Is Possible

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Cary Cooper
Cary Cooper

Story

(I was teaching at a songwriting camp in Washington state.  Looking at a strip of "photo booth pictures" of my family and me when I was about 6 years old.  Started wondering what inspired my dreams and my parents dreams in those days.)

Lyrics

Six years old in the summer of 69. 
Ten o’clock was way past my bedtime 
In my tiny Texas town the world seemed small when the sun went down 
And the moon was just a word in a nursery rhyme

But all that changed one night in late July 
Glued to the TV screen eyes on the sky 
And I can tell you what I thought, when I saw that astronaut 
Step out on the moon, I said goodbye 

Goodbye little world I’m just a little girl 
But anything is possible anything is possible 
Goodbye little dreams, I was meant for bigger things 
And anything is possible anything is possible 
Anything is possible 

Nineteen eighty it was February cold 
Home on a Friday night, fifteen years old 
Dad said come here if you can, I know you’re not a hockey fan 
But we watched that team take Russia for the gold

Goodbye little world, I’m just a high school girl 
But anything is possible anything is possible 
Goodbye little dreams I was meant for bigger things 
And anything is possible anything is possible 
Anything is possible 

My feet may never touch moon. I’ll never win Olympic gold 
But these are not the dreams I dream, if the truth is really told. 
If you want to know what’s really true 
I’d rather be here singing songs with you 

Hello little world, I’m just a simple girl 
And anything is possible anything is possible 
Hello little dreams you are big enough for me 
Cause anything is possible anything is possible 
Anything is possible