If you don’t know much about me…here’s 1 fun little fact for you…my name means ‘honeybee’ in Greek! A lot of people are surprised to hear that this is the meaning of the name “Melissa”. {the story: according to Greek mythology, perhaps reflecting Minoan culture in making her the daughter of a Cretan king Melissos, Melissa was a nymph who discovered and taught the use of honey and from whom bees were believed to have received their name. She was one of the nymphic nurses of Zeus, sister to Amaltheia, but rather than feeding the baby milk, Melissa, appropriately for her name, fed him honey. Or, alternatively, the bees brought honey straight to his mouth. Because of her, Melissa became the name of all the nymphs who cared for the patriarch god as a baby. source.}

When I first heard this song, by Zee Avi, I felt as though she was singing it directly to me…it’s a beautiful song and I love what she’s captured in it.

If you enjoy listening to new music, I think you’ll definitely like checking her out. Listen to “Honeybee” here. {If you like that one…feel free to check out this other AMAZING song by her…”Bitter Heart”}

i am a honey bee

shunned off from the colony
and they won’t let me in

so i left the hive
they took away all my stripes
and broke off both my wings

so i’ll find another tree
and make the wind my friend

i’ll just sing with the birds
they’ll tell me secrets of the world

but my other honey bee
stuck where he doesn’t wanna be

oh my darling, honey bee
i’ll come save you, even if it means i’d have to face the queen

(ba da da da dam da dam dam)

so i come prepared
my new friends said they’d help me get my loved one back

they say it isn’t right
the bees have controlled of your mind
but i choose not to believe that

so we’re meeting in the darkest of the night
and i promised i will be there in time

we’ll be guided by my new friends, the butterflies
brings us back to our own little hive

oh my other honey bee
no longer stuck where he doesn’t wanna be

oh my darling, honey bee
i have saved you
and now that you’re with me
we can make our own honey

(ah ba da da da dam dam da)