Aug 052017
Ann Mortifee, CM is a Canadian singer, composer and librettist, author, storyteller, and keynote speaker. Her music blends folk, musical theatre, pop, sacred and world music. Wikipedia

In my opinion, the range and power of her voice and talents is extraordinary.   I am surprised when people don’t know her name.

From her CD  Healing Journey,  the lyrics for



We were born to live, not just survive

Though the road be long and the river wide

Though the seasons change and the willows bend

Though some dreams break, some others mend


We were born to give and born to take

To win and lose and to celebrate

We were born to know and born to muse

To unfold our hearts, take a chance and choose


We were born to love though we feel the thorn

When a ship sets sail to return no more

Though a door be closed and we feel the pain

To chance it all and to love again


We were born to reach, to seek what’s true

To surrender all to make each day new

We were born to laugh and born to cry

To rejoice and grieve, just be be alive


We were born to hope and to know despair

And to stand alone when there’s no one there

We were born to trust and to understand

That in every heart there’s an outstretched hand


We were born to live, to be right and wrong

To be false and true, to be weak and strong

We were born to live, to break down the walls

And to know that life is to taste it all

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