My Sunday Song – “Good To Be Alive Today” by Michael Franti & Spearhead

My Sunday Song #19 is from Michael Franti & Spearhead called “Good To Be Alive Today”. The song is a very poignant song for what is going on in the world today.  It would be nice to wake up one day and everything was perfect and every one could say it is a good day to be alive.

I think that way everyday. No matter how bad things get, I feel a day above ground is better than a day in the dirt.  If we all do our little part to make the world better, maybe someday it will be.  For my kids sake, I hope so.  During this Holiday Season, it would be nice if everyone does a little something to make this world a better place.  I know my family will, I hope yours does too!

“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 this 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; homicidalSome 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 thingBut 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

Written by Michael Franti

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