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The Paradise In Ordinary #SongLyricSunday

Music, in general, makes me feel better.

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The song that came to me though, when I read this
prompt,
is this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wcjBU8zbdY

This song doesn’t deny that life can be hard. It simply speaks truth, but in a positive musical package.

***

I’ve got a smile on my face, and I’ve got four walls around me I’ve got the sun in the sky, all the water surround me Oh you know, ya I’ve been down and sometimes I’ll lose I’ve been battered, but I’ll never bruise… it’s not so bad
And I say way-hey-hey, it’s just an ordinary day And it’s all your state of mind At the end of the day, You’ve just got to say… it’s all right.
Gina sings on the corner, what keeps her from dying Let them say what they want, but she won’t stop trying..Oh you know, She might stumble, they push her ’round She might fall, but she’ll never lie down…it’s not so bad
And I say way-hey-hey, it’s just an ordinary day And it’s all your state of mind At the end of the day, You’ve just got to say… it’s all right.
It’s alright, it’s alright…it’s ALRIGHT.
‘Cause in this beautiful life there’s always some sorrow And It’s a double-edged knife, but there’s always tomorrow..Oh you know, It’s up to you now if you sink or swim, Just keep the faith and you’re ship will come in. it’s not so bad
And I say way-hey-hey, it’s just an ordinary day And it’s all your state of mind At the end of the day, You’ve just got to say…
I say way-hey-hey, it’s just an ordinary day And it’s all your state of mind At the end of the day, You’ve just got to say… it’s all right, it’s all right
I’ve got a smile on my face, and I’ve got four walls around me

“Ordinary Day” lyrics

***

This music is from Canada and from out east. I find a lot of that sort of music lifts my spirits. With so much depressing news from all over the world these days, I Can’t Not feel a little better at least, if not temporarily, when I listen to this band’s songs.

We could all complain, and we do, because life isn’t always easy. I just need to listen to Great Big Sea and my mood brightens.

Paradise isn’t a word I often like to use, nor ordinary. I just try to use music to feel better, to help remind me that I am lucky.

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4 thoughts on “The Paradise In Ordinary #SongLyricSunday

  1. song lyrics are poetry (and prose) that I am able to feel in a way that allows me to try and emulate. (Regular) poetry is still too far advanced for me to even pretend to know ‘how they do it’.
    Song lyrics (the better ones) are so evocative. So few words, so many images.

    • Yes, Clark. Exactly. I am so happy I took the chance and tried writing lyrics this year. Poetry is, so often still, the hardest thing for me to try and write. Prose is more where I am comfortable, but I do love finding a way to grab people’s attention with the evocative few words which make so much clear.

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