Friday, June 10, 2011

Clay Aiken Portrays 'Home' in New Montage

Clay Aiken - Home, Montage by SueReu
View video full screen at YouTube.
Download 'Home' montage with this Sendspace file.

An Aiken Theme Song

'Home' Spotlights Singer, Triangle

Clay Aiken singing "Home" from The Wiz is the perfect accompaniment for SueRue's new montage spotlighting the singer's performances and appearances in his hometown of Raleigh.

During the past eight years, Clay has returned to the Triangle on tour, for interviews, and to sing the National Anthem at sports events, assist with fine arts fundraising, tape the Tried & True ~ LIVE PBS Special.

Raleigh is also headquarters for the National Inclusion Project, the charity he co-founded with Diane Bubel in 2003.

Retelling the original Wonderful World of Oz, the musical The Wiz was written by Frank Baum with music and lyrics are by Charlie Smalls.

Audio for the montage is from Scarlett's video of Clay performing the song at Bringing Broadway Home.

The expandable graphics below highlight events from the saga of Clay and his hometown. Visual artists include Fountaindawg, 1 (photos by toni7babe), 2, 5; AmazingCA, 3; and cindilu2, 4, 7 (jojoct screen cap).


Think of 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...

Clickable screen cap from 'Home' montage by SueRue.

Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation!


The montage is also highlighted in the June 10 Clay Aiken News Network
blog entry.


SueReu said...

Thank you Caro. Clay has always loved his home, his family and his friends. They continue to be of the utmost importance to him.

Beautiful blends by fountaindawg, AmazingCA and cindilu2 - they are all so incredibly talented, as is that Clay Aiken fellow.

Have a superb weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog, loved it, thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Really nice blog and always enjoy your wonderful work! Beautiful Star will always be special , Clay loves his gpa! And U can see it in his face!! And he loves his whole family, as most of do! :) Take care, Wi.

Anonymous said...

Caro: Really enjoyed your blog. That song is so beautiful..and when you read the lyrics..they make so much sense. Clay certainly does love his Home and family. I always think he is the happiest when he is "Home."

T said...

Wow! That really got me especially with the beautiful montage of Sue Rue. I just love this song and Clay's voice just gives me the goosebumps every time.

Thanks so much for the beautiful graphics as well.

I really love your blog and it gives me joy always. Thanks so much Caro for all that you do.

Have a wonderful weekend. Take care.


Hope said...

Wonderful montage, Sue. Graphics per Fountaindawg awesome.

Thanks much for all, Caro.

kta said...

That montage is beautiful and I love all the blends. It's sweet how Clay is so fond of his hometown. Clay singing "Home" is perfection! :)

Anonymous said...

Caro, you can always give me a pick me up with your wonderful blogs. SueReu's montage is AWESOME!!! and......all the graphics are wonderful! Makes me miss OMC even more.

Have a good weekend Caro, will be thinking of you Monday.

Big Hugs,

Sandy said...

The lyrics to this song are beautiful!

Was telling my new "roomies" all about my adventures and travels that I have done to see Clay in concert...they were quite amazed! Maybe I can convert a few over the next three weeks!

Hope that all goes well on Monday for you!

Have a wonderful week!


Carolina Clay said...


Thank you for your kind comments about SueReu, the graphic artists featured, and this Carolina/OFC blog.

The Clay Nation is truly blessed with many gifted fans who freely share their talent within this community of Clay Aiken enthusiasts.

Have a wonderful week, all!