We Have a Theme Song!

Of all the things that have happened to us in STORY’s Start-up Year One, commissioning our very own theme song was maybe the most fun. As soon as we hear it, no matter where we are, we start singing along, snapping our fingers and tapping our toes.

Emily Zisman, the singer-songwriter who created this gem for us, was born in San Francisco, where she still lives and works.  Emily has produced two full length albums and has one coming out in 2018. Her songs – which she describes as “folk Americana” – are largely about her experience as a woman.

“In my songs, I’m telling the story of what it’s like to grow up a woman, and how I’m learning to find my own voice and follow my dreams,” she says. “Hopefully, I’m inspiring other women to express their stories too.”

Emily told us that writing the theme song for our podcast, This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy, came into her world at just the right moment. “I was trying to figure out what exactly my story was and how to tell it. Your theme of being brave enough to claim your purpose, and to say unequivocally that you are going after it, really spoke to me,” she says.

“When I read about your mission and vision, and the stories of your friends and families who mean so much to you, all of that resonated with me too.  Nancy has a son who graduated from the Naval academy, and I wrote the line ‘how do your sails, and the stars align’ with that in mind.

“I think that for women, having personal and professional goals can be a challenge. Where is my flag? Where do I get to fly it? As I explored those themes and put it all together, I felt very connected with my own personal journey.”

To read more about Emily and find samples of her beautiful music, visit emilyzisman.com.

Download our theme song

Lyrics to You Are What You Dream

Tell me your story

And I’ll tell you mine

How do your sails

And the stars align?

Each course is set

And set again

Each day is new

Every step is planned

It’s a journey of the mind

Keep it up and you will find

Your story is the means….

You are what you dream

You are what you dream

You are …

You are what you dream

There will be wind

There will be rain

Just stay the course

Sharpen your aim

Go deep inside

Don’t be afraid

The deeper the well

The steeper the grade

It’s a journey of the mind

Keep it up and you will find

Your story is the means….

You are what you dream

You are what you dream

You are

You are what you dream

You are what you dream

You are

You are what you dream

 

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