Clay Aiken – Singing From Your Heart

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Clay Aiken has often talked of his love of the state of North Carolina.

And even though he is living in New York right now, I am sure he still considers North Carolina  his home!!

On June 21, 2010, Clay participated in a wonderful event titled Bringing Broadway Home.  It was a spectacular benefit concert for the North Carolina Theatre.  The concert, held at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, celebrated 27 seasons of Broadway at North Carolina Theatre. The stars of the evening were

Clay Aiken, Lauren Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Terrence Mann and Quiana Parler.

The evening opened with Clay singing the song, Home, from the musical The Wiz. Entering from the back of the stage, Clay sang from his heart about being HOME!

When I think of home
I think of a place where there’s love overflowing
I wish I was home
I wish I was back there with the things I been knowing

Wind that makes the tall trees bend into leaning
Suddenly the snowflakes that fall have a meaning
Sprinklin’ the scene, makes it all clean

Maybe there’s a chance for me to go back there
Now that I have some direction
It would sure be nice to be back home
Where there’s love and affection
And just maybe I can convince time to slow up
Giving me enough time in my life to grow up
Time be my friend, let me start again

Suddenly my world has changed it’s face
But I still know where I’m going
I have had my mind spun around in space
And yet I’ve watched it growing

If you’re list’ning God
Please don’t make it hard to know
If we should believe in the things that we see
Tell us, should we run away
Should we try and stay
Or would it be better just to let things be?

Living here, in this brand new world
Might be a fantasy
But it taught me to love
So it’s real, real to me

And I’ve learned
That we must look inside our hearts
To find a world full of love
Like yours
Like me

Like home…

A few years ago, the talented SueReu put together a wonderful video that highlights Clay’s love of his home.

 Of course, it features Clay’s performance in Raleigh!

Hang on…this is beautiful!

Did you see Bringing Broadway Home live?

I wish I had…thank goodness for video!

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  1. I wish I were there, hearing Clay belt out those show tunes I imagine it was magical! "Home is one of all-time favorites, however "Those Magic Changes" brought the house down! I wish I could have seen the whole show with all the performers! I downloaded Clay's performance on my You Tube site.

  2. I wish I could have been there too. Definitely a beautiful version. Clays voice was made for that song.

  3. I, too, saw only the videos of Bringing Broadway Home. It would have been so special to have seen it live. Clay sang Home in N.Y. on Broadway Backwards, I believe. SueRue is such a talented person. Love her videos.

  4. I was there. And it was magical! "Those Magic Changes" startled everyone; just as that magic change in "Unchained Melody" did the night it was first unveiled at the PBS taping.

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