Monday, February 11, 2008

Fun Monday: Music Mania

Ooh a Shiny Pen says: Music plays a vital role in most of our lives. It is everywhere. I want to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends hear it and think of you. You can post the video, the lyrics, the wav file. However you want to post it is great. **Please scroll down and read my 'Project Support Beauty in Nature' post too!

Well this is definitely one of my favorite songs to sing along to. I even get to howl. It's just a feel good song that reminds you how great it is, get this... to be alive, without any artificial means of feeling that way. Life just as life, and not altered by anything. The simple things in life. That's me.




TRAVIS TRITT
It's A Great Day To Be Alive

I got rice cooking in the microwave
Got a three day beard I don't plan to shave

And it's a goofy thing but I just gotta say

Hey, I'm doing alright
Yeah I think I'll make me some homemade soup
Feelin' pretty good and that's the truth
It's neither drink nor drug induced
No, I'm just doin' alright

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?

It's been fifteen years since I left home
Said good luck to every seed I'd sown
Give it my best and then I left it alone
Oh I hope they're doin' alright

Now I look in the mirror and what do I see?
A lone wolf there starin' back at me
Long in the tooth but harmless as can be
Lord, I guess he's doin' alright

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?

Sometimes its lonely
Sometimes its only me and
The shadows that fill this room
Sometimes I'm fallin', desperately callin'
Howlin' at the moon (Auuuoo! Auuooo!)

Well I might go get me a new tattoo or
Take my old Harley for a three day cruise
Might even grow me a fu man chu

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?


And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin' when I close my eyes

There's some hard times in the neighborhood

But why can't every day be just this good?

28 comments:

Peter said...

Great Choice Jill, just keep on howlin'

kitten said...

Wonderful song. Now, that's a food for thought!

Sandy said...

Great choice! I love this song - the tune, the tempo, the beat, the words and, oh yeah, Travis Tritt-not too hard on the eyes, either.

Thanks.

nikki said...

Travis Tritt is great! Perfect choice.

Patience-please said...

I hadn't heard this song! It's a fun one, thanks-
Patience

Robocop said...

Another very cool and optimistic song!

Joy T. said...

I've never listened to Travis Tritt before, but it's a good song. I can see why you like it so much.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

How can you not feel good when you listen to that song?

Kaytabug said...

I haven't heard this song, but it's a good choice!

ChrisB said...

This was new to me but it was fun to listen to it.

Jettie said...

UUMMM Travis Tritt!! I umm (sheepishly) used to have a crush on him...yea used to!!! hummm!!

Jenni said...

This is a great song and a happy one, too. I'd like to see you grow that fumanchu (sp?) though. Those little ooh ha wha noises he makes in the middle of the song always crack me up:o)

Bren said...

My mom loves Travis Tritt! Good choice.

lisa marie said...

I love that song and it is a great day to be alive!!

Ari_1965 said...

I've never heard this one. Thanks.

Here's my Fun Monday

Celeste said...

A great song with a great message.

Mariposa said...

I love this song too! I'm singing with you on this! :D

Melanie said...

It is a great day to be alive! Great choice!!

Cynthia said...

I've never heard this before. Good choice!

janet said...

love this song. it's one of those "belters" for me!

Alison said...

great choice...It is a great day to be alive!!!

Linda said...

Oh how fitting - "sometimes there's trouble in the neighborhood..." And here you are doing so much good for the neighborhood! good choice of songs!

Debs said...

Travis Tritt RULES! :)

Love this song!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Great choice J! I'm looking at your 08 books. Do you agree with me that the Patterson books have fallen? I didn't even get 6th Target, I was so disappointed in the last five of his books. I love O Pioneers.

Sauntering Soul said...

I haven't heard this before either. I love it! Thanks for sharing it with those of us who don't know it.

Just Courtney said...

Wonderful song choice! It most definitely is a great day to be alive!

Erin said...

LOVE. That. Song.

We have recently unearthed our MP3 collection and it's one of the ones that Mike will play when he's trying to suck up and make me smile with his musical choices.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Never heard this song, or of this singer, but what a great song with a fantastic sentiment. Thanks for sharing.