Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What inspires you?

I am so bummed. Oh wait, this post is about not being bummed.  OK, I am not going to be bummed then.  I wanted to post about a specific song I like but I have spent an hour searching online for the video and it is nowhere to be found.  I wanted to post it because it is an inspirational song and I know a lot of people going through some serious issues right now.  Maybe it's mercury retrograde.  I have no idea what that means though.  Just when a bunch of bad stuff happens people always say that's why or that it's a full moon....sometimes they just say "sh*t happens".   Well, I am certainly not equipped to write a blog about why crappy things happen.  Anyway, it's sad that I can't feature it or put it on my facebook.  The song was supposed to be Fight On by Howard Jones but maybe another time.
Any song featured on here will likely be Howard Jones. I have told my husband that the Aramaic part of our marriage contract states that he will listen to Howard Jones daily for the rest of our lives.  It could.  I mean, I can't read it either. Here's a background of our relationship.  Oh, not my marriage, my relationship with HoJo music.  I saw him in concert after obsessing over the Everlasting Love video in 1989.  Then I bought all his albums and here we are 2013.  I initially liked the cool synthesizers, his quirky style and the happy lyrics.  Unknowingly, the catchy tunes were full of advice that I would personally need in the future.  So I have now found song after song that inspires me and I play them for myself like musical mantras.
I am surprising myself by picking Tomorrow Is Now.  I didn't even notice the lyrics for the longest time.  I just thought it sounded like a happy uplifting song.  Recently I heard it and thought about the fact that the whole song is about letting go of what weighs you down and stops you from going for what you want and just live the life you want right now.  Just go for it. Actually recently I realized that most of his songs have been telling me that for 25 years. There's even a song about the fact that he has been saying this all along and if you didn't take his advice, he's not giving up on telling us (Just Look At You Now.)
So I hope you enjoy.  If the mercury retrograde has got you, or whatever is happening in your life has gotten to you, remember to look for inspiration around you.  I would love to know what inspires you, songs or otherwise....

Tomorrow Is Now

Tomorrow Is Now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
You think the past is behind you
But baby, what's that on your back?
It looks to me like you're draggin' it around
Like a heavy pack
Now we don't live in the present
We're too busy hangin' on
To what's been and gone
So it comes again singin' the same old song
Singin' na na na na na
Let it go, oh, oh
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
What are you going to ask for?
What are you going to create?
It's in you hands to build your own world
Forget about fate
And I don't need to remind you
Life is short and life is sweet
And before you even know it
Past and future gonna meet
Oh, every day and every way
Good to go, oh, oh
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Not much to say
It's all been said anyway
Not much to think about
Just let go of yesterday
Singin' na na na na na
Singin' na na na na na
Let it go oh oh
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Tomorrow is, tomorrow is now
Songwriters
JONES, HOWARD / BASSETT, DAVE RICHARD / WIEDLIN, JANE
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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., KOBALT MUSIC PUB AMERICA INC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY


1 comment:

  1. One can never go wrong with a Howard Jones song!

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