Friday, April 12, 2013

K is for Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway"

Happy Friday, and welcome to Day "K" of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today's inspiration comes from Kelly Clarkson and her 2004 hit song, "Breakaway." I don't know much about Clarkson's recent work, but I've always felt inspired by this song about growing up, moving on, and having the courage to follow dreams. Although Clarkson didn't write the song, she has said that she can relate to its story and as a child always felt that there was something else out there for her. In the video—as in real life—we see Clarkson, the first winner of American Idol, following her dream, and I think that's very inspiring. ☺


Lyrics here.

Also, just a reminder that my daily haiku is up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Many thanks to everyone reading and commenting. Your support means so much!


Wishing you all an inspiring Friday. ☺

58 comments:

  1. Great song. Very beautiful. I don't really follow Kelly Clarkson, but there are a bunch of songs of hers I really love. Including this one.

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    1. Yes, I think this one has a really good message. :)

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  2. i know it is inspirational---i like her too :)

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  3. I came because I saw your comments on 'rewritten' by Zoe about a Johnny Cash post, but now I'm listening to Kelly and enjoying todays choice. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you stopped by. ☺

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  4. I love Kelly Clarkson, this was a great way to start my morning!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad. Have a great day.

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  5. December mornings with sunshine are the best!

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  6. That girl can definitely sing :)

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    1. Yes, she really can. ☺

      Have a great Friday.

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  7. So important to 'Breakaway', but never forget where you are from and those back home. I think Kelly Clarkson has done just that during her career. She's been an inspiration to so many! Great choice for the Letter 'K'. 'Gold dusted panes'....very nice, very visual words. Love that!

    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Yes, she's pretty inspiring. Thanks for your comment on my poem!

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  8. I really like Kelly. Her music is always good and she doesn't feel the need to be a stick figure to be famous!
    I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes and yes! I think she's a good role model.

      I hope you have a nice weekend, too!

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  9. According to Wicki the song was written by Avril Lavigne, Bridget Benenate and Matthew Gerrard, was originally intended for Lavigne's debut album Let Go (2002). Enjoy the rest of Friday

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    1. I read that, too. Thanks, Bill. Hope your Friday was a good one!

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  10. I love the song, though I didn't know much about Kelly:) Thanks for sharing this

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    1. You're welcome. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's been stuck in my head all day. ;)

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  12. Oh goodness I LOVED this song!! Thanks for the inspirational dose.

    Happy Friday to you!

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  13. I'm not a fan of Clarkson's, but that dream is inspiring. :) Have a great weekend.

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  14. wonderful lyrics! Happy Friday!

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    1. I hope you have a great weekend, Kathe!

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  15. Great song and an amazing voice, but what was with that silver dress?!
    Sorry, but I can't be the only one...

    Hope you've had a great day! :-)

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    1. I don't think you're the only one... :)

      Happy weekend!

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  16. I enjoy her songs very much...two of my favorites: Already Gone and What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm familiar with the first one but not the second. She does have a nice voice.

      Have a great weekend.

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  17. What an inspiring song. Thanks for sharing.

    Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections

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  18. Shortly after returning from Iceland, I used this song as the background music for a CD I gave my daughter for her 11th birthday. It included a collection of pictures from when she was a baby until early middle school. I just played this song all the way through and missed my daughter, who's eight years older and away at college.

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    1. Aw, that's so sweet. You're a good dad, Al.

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  19. I loved that first season of Idol. There's been lots of glimmers of such brilliance since - but that was the best. She has proven to be the real deal.

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    1. I agree. She's become quite the success.

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  20. I have fond memories of the first season of AI! I was so happy she won~ She is genuine and sweet :D

    Great song!

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    1. She does seem that way. :)

      Happy weekend, Ella!

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  21. Following your dream, always inspiring, it takes courage and determination to go after what we want in life. Sometimes those dreams change as we move along thru life, and what sounded just right then isn't as appealing as something else later. I think we grow into our true selves as we age a bit. :-)

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    1. I think so, too. What I wanted at twenty isn't what I want now. We live and learn and grow. :)

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  22. I remember watching her on Idol. She gave me goosebumps.
    Heather

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  23. Happy A-Z Friday...almost 1/2 way!

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  24. Kelly Clarkson's song Stronger is one of my writing inspiration songs. That and the Depeche Mode song Halo are ones that I listen to when I start a writing session. For some reason, they get me into my creative zone. I love those songs a bit too much.

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    1. I think it's great that you have songs that help get you into that creative zone. :)

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  25. I LOVE this song. I grew up in a small town, too. I can't wait until following my dream is a dream come true like Kelly's.

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    1. Best of luck to you! I'm from a small town, too—and am waiting for my own dream come true. :)

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  26. i love her songs and i enjoyed watching her on Idol. thanks for featuring it today.

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  27. Kelly's older work is better, in my opinion. Because Of You is one of my absolute favorites and Never Again is on that list too. Those are the main songs that will actually make me stop and listen, no matter how talented she is.

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    1. I love the "Because of You" duet she did with Reba McEntire. It's a great video, too.

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