I wrote this song called Grateful TEDAholic, which the TEDAcapella Choir was scheduled to sing on Friday morning on the TEDActive stage, thanks to TED and TEDActive amazing staffers, Nick, Katherine and Kelly.

The choir was bumped at the last minute for a couple of TED Ed videos and we were asked to sing at the goodbye party at the pool later that day, which we did. You can’t hear us singing in the pool party video very well, as we couldn’t get mikes and the partiers were having fun! 🙂

So the choir recorded the song by some nearby bushes, since so many TEDsters had enthusiastically asked to hear it. If you too are a TEDAholic, please sing along! The lyrics are below. Enjoy!

And, who knows? Maybe next year, we can sing Grateful TEDAholic as a virtual choir! 🙂

Grateful TEDAholic by Robin Boudreau Palmer

When I’ve got the blues
‘Don’t drown myself in booze
Take in a talk instead with TED

When I feel forlorn
Don’t turn on the porn
I snuggle up instead with TED

I’m a grateful TEDAholic
I’m addicted all the way
Flew to TED from Swaziland
And now I’m here to stay

I’m a grateful TEDAholic
So glad I’m not alone
All your smiling faces tell me
That I finally am home

And TED’s family is special – like Active, Ed and Global
Out of all of my ex’s, I love TEDx the best! (spoken -“Way!”)

When I’m running scared,
Lost and unprepared
I stop and clear my head with TED

When I’m longing for a thrill
‘Stead of crashing down a hill
I know I’ll be elated with TED

I’m a grateful TEDAholic
I’m addicted all the way
Flew to TED from Swaziland
And now I’m here to stay

I’m a grateful TEDAholic
So glad I’m not alone
All your smiling faces tell me
That I finally am home
All your smiling faces tell me
That I finally am home.

(The Choir – from left to right -back row- John Bates, Kathy Larson, Tereza Nemessanyi, front row-Lara Pearson, Linda Ashworth and Robin Palmer. Steffi De Jong is missing, as she had to catch her flight back to France.)

Lyrics and music by Robin Boudreau Palmer Copyright 2013 Grace Place Music & My Successables, Inc. All rights reserved.

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