The Sun Inside Us (Born with the Loving Heart)

Affirming our basic goodness.

Words and music by Sarah Pirtle © 1987 Discovery Center Music, BMI

Lyrics

1. We were born with the sun inside us,

we were born with the mystery moon.

We were born with the stars to guide us,

we were born with the blackbird's tune.

 

Chorus:

So derry down, a diddle-um day.

So we are and so we stay.

We're so strong. We're so smart.

We were born with the loving heart.

 

2. We were born with the river's turning.

We were born with the river's run.

We were born with the wild bird's yearning.

We were born with the blue jay's fun.  

 

Chorus

 

3. We were born with the mountain’s singing

We were born with the rainbow light.

We were born with the hummingbird’s winging

We were born with the seagull’s sight.

 

Chorus

 

You’re so strong, you’re so smart.

I’m so strong, I’m so smart.

I was born with the loving heart.

 

So derry down, a diddle-um day.

So we are and so we stay.

We're so strong. We're so smart.

We were born with the loving heart.

Production: Engineered by Scott Sibley, Rainbow Sounds Studio.

The Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song to sing to my son Ryan when he was two years old, and it first appeared on the recording, “The Wind is Telling Secrets.”