I Have Confidence In Me

My mom is a fan of The Sound of Music, so I’ve been watching this movie at least four or five times. Long time ago before we have the DVD, I have been listening to the soundtracks in a cassette (yes, cassette, that’s how long ago it was).

Although I’m not a big fan of the story line, I love the songs. Julie Andrews has such a beautiful voice. And I particularly like “I Have Confidence In Me,” the song that I like to play over and over when I’m looking for a strength to face something new.

Here’s the lyric, written by Saul Chaplin:

What will this day be like?
I wonder.
What will my future be?
I wonder.


It could be so exciting,
To be out in the world,
To be free!
My heart should be wildly rejoicing.
Oh, what’s the matter with me?
I’ve always longed for adventure,
To do the things I’ve never dared.
Now here I’m facing adventure
Then why am I so scared?

A captain with seven children…
What’s so fearsome about that?
Oh, I must stop these doubts,
All these worries.
If I don’t I just know I’ll turn back!
I must dream of the things I am seeking.
I am seeking the courage I lack.

The courage to serve them with reliance,
Face my mistakes without defiance.
Show them I’m worthy
And while I show them
I’ll show me!

So, let them bring on all their problems,
I’ll do better than my best.
I have confidence
They’ll put me to the test!
But I’ll make them see
I have confidence in me.

Somehow I will impress them.
I will be firm, but kind.
And all those children,
Heaven bless them
They will look up to me
And mind me!

With each step I am more certain,
Everything will turn out fine.
I have confidence,
The world can all be mine!
They’ll have to agree
I have confidence in me.

I have confidence in sunshine,
I have confidence in rain.
I have confidence that spring will come again!
Besides, which you see
I have confidence in me.

Strength doesn’t lie in numbers.
Strength doesn’t lie in wealth,
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers,
When you wake up, wake up! It’s healthy!

All I trust I leave my heart to,
All I trust becomes my own.
I have confidence in confidence alone.
I have confidence in confidence alone!
Besides, which you see,
I have confidence in me!

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