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Good To Be Alive Today


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Sheryl
- 545 days ago - youtube.com
Song explains itself.



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Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday December 20, 2016, 6:45 am
Pretty cool. Shared over social media.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday December 20, 2016, 11:31 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Animae C (514)
Tuesday December 20, 2016, 12:00 pm
"Good to be Alive" is a song about gratitude. A song to remind us of the good in the world, on the days when our souls are rocked by all of the bad news that surrounds us. A reminder to be grateful for all we have, at the same time, to tenaciously stand behind things in life that serve the greater good --- getting one step closer to a world where EVERYONE can all say “it’s good to be alive today.”
- Michael Franti

"Let us rise up & be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little & if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick & if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us be thankful."
- The Buddha

i still give Gratitude daily for the good in my life.

TY Dande
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday December 20, 2016, 1:48 pm
Noted, Thank you
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday December 21, 2016, 3:12 am
Thanks Sheryl.
 

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday December 21, 2016, 5:05 am
Thank you Animae for writing that out on the thread - for those who might not watch the video they can still read the essence of it.
 

Victoria P (113)
Wednesday December 21, 2016, 5:10 am
Thank-you Sheryl ~♥~
 

Animae C (514)
Wednesday December 21, 2016, 2:19 pm
Welcome Dande.
 

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday December 21, 2016, 3:42 pm
"Good To Be Alive Today"

It's a long road, oh
Everyday I wake up and turn my phone on
I read the news of the day, just as it's coming down
I do my best not to let it get me down
I try to keep my head up, but is Babylon
This world's in crisis, we try to fight it, this changing climate
The scientists and politicians divided by it
So many ways we could solve it but they would never sign it
This mountains tumbling down, but still we try to climb it
It's in the Torah, Quran and in the Bible
Love is the message for some how we turn to rivals
It's come to people always picking up their rifles
Another school getting shot up; homicidal

Some people tryna look fly, some people tryna get high
Some people losing their mind, some people tryna get by
And when you look in my eyes, you see the sign of the times
We all looking for the same thing

But what if this song's number one
Would it mean that love had won?
Would it mean that the world was saved?
And no guns are being drawn today?
What if everybody had a job?
And nobody had to break a law?
What if everyone could say
That it's good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Is it good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh
Is it good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Is it good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh
No matter what nobody say

People used to feel safer when they would hear a siren
Like help is on its way but now they only think of violence
Another youth in the streets and police is in a conflict
And now they hear the guns click, yo
Ebola crisis and ISIS is taking heads off
A drone is bombing a village and now the kids all
Signing up to be soldiers, but they all willing now
To do the killing now, now are you willing now?
Some politicians out there making up some problems
And tryna tell the people that they can solve them
With TV shows and soundbites and quotes
But everybody knows that it's all about the cash flow
They telling you and me, they're making progress
But tell it to the millions of jobless
It's like a players club with billions of dollars
To get the votes you got to make it rain in congress

Some people tryna look fly, some people tryna get high
Some people losing their mind, some people tryna get by
And when you look in my eyes, you see the sign of the times
We all looking for the same thing

But what if this song's number one
Would it mean that love had won?
Would it mean that the world was saved?
And no guns are being drawn today?
What if everybody had a job?
And nobody had to break a law?
What if everyone could say
That it's good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Is it good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh
Is it good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Is it good to be alive today?
Oh, oh, oh
And we all say

One day, one day
One day, one day
One day, we all will say
That it's good to be alive today
One day, one day
One day, one day
One day, we all will say
That it's good to be alive today
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 4:20 am
Treasure what we've got and life would be the best
 

Arielle S (313)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 6:47 am
Brought tears to my eyes.... thank you so much, Dandelion - and Animae, I loved your Buddha quote!
 

Marija M (29)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 10:58 am
Thank you so much.
 

Doris F (23)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 12:37 pm
thank you Dandelion
 

Trish K (29)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 12:42 pm
Cool - way cool
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 2:22 pm
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 3:30 pm
Very good lyrics. Thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 4:42 pm
Love the song. Especially the true meaning of it. Thanks Dandelion
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday December 23, 2016, 1:13 am
Thank you
 

Les L (12)
Friday December 23, 2016, 7:54 am
TYFS!
 

Lenore K (0)
Friday December 23, 2016, 10:08 am
ok
 

Peggy B (43)
Friday December 23, 2016, 1:47 pm
Love it. Shared with my friends.
 

Deborah B (72)
Friday December 23, 2016, 6:08 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this song with us, Dandelion.
 

Angeles M (298)
Friday December 23, 2016, 6:30 pm
Love it! Thank you
 

Janet B (0)
Friday December 23, 2016, 8:04 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday December 24, 2016, 1:22 am
Thank you
 

Winnie A (179)
Saturday December 24, 2016, 9:42 am
Thanks!
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday December 24, 2016, 2:42 pm
Thanks
 

William C (0)
Saturday December 24, 2016, 5:23 pm
Thank you.
 

Beryl L (80)
Saturday December 24, 2016, 6:12 pm
Thank you Dandelion.
So nice to hear something positive. We all sometimes forget as we try so hard to right so many wrongs, to change so many things that need changing,
That is a great song.
It is most definitely good to be alive today!!
 

W. C (7)
Saturday December 24, 2016, 6:55 pm
Thanks.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday December 25, 2016, 2:06 am
Thank you
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday December 25, 2016, 11:03 am
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday December 26, 2016, 1:03 am
Thank you
 

Marija M (29)
Monday December 26, 2016, 6:20 am
Tks again Dandelion
 

Sheryl G (360)
Monday December 26, 2016, 7:16 am
My Aunt just informed me of George Michael's just before I came to this article. RIP George.
 

Janet B (0)
Monday December 26, 2016, 7:29 pm
Thanks
 

Raleighaway k (372)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 12:24 am
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 12:31 am
Thanks
 

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 2:57 am
thanks
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 11:01 pm
Dear Dande, you make my morning... This is one of my fav. ♡♡♡
noted with thanks
 
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