Monday, May 9, 2011
Happy Monday, Everyone! If you feel me on this, let me know:
Sometimes it seems that most of our time is spent at work. We give five days (or more!) to the J-O-B, and the remainder of us time is spent with our families, cleanings, doing laundry, running errands and if we're lucky... relaxing.
It can at times feel frustrating, but I am sure that most of you, like me have adopted an "It is what it is" state of mind: we pull up our bootstraps, put on our big girl (or big boy) drawers and do what we have to do... which for most of us is simply, "Living for the City" (See what I did there?! LOL). I hope that this week's song pick for Music Therapy will help to remind us all that as bad as we can sometimes feel we have it... there are many, many others out there you have it infinitely worse.
A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong moving in the right direction
Living just enough, just enough for the city...ee ha!
His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floor for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah
His sister's black but she is sho 'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short but Lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school she's got to get up early
Her clothes are old but never are they dirty
Living just enough, just enough for the city...um hum
Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city...
Living just enough...
For the city...ooh,ooh
[repeat several times]
His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his love walking the streets of New York City
He's almost dead from breathing on air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there's no solution
Living just enough, just enough for the city...yeah, yeah, yeah!
I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow
And that it motivates you to make a better tomorrow
This place is cruel no where could be much colder
If we don't change the world will soon be over
Living just enough, just enough for the city!!!!
La, la, la, la, la, la,
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
[Repeat to end]