Life is good

how a simple song can point to a simple truth about life

Photo courtesy of Michal Grosicki

Photo courtesy of Michal Grosicki

Dear friends,

I recently came across a song that I would like to share with you this week. It speaks with both simplicity and depth.

If you are able to still your mind and allow yourself to listen beyond the surface of the words...you will find a rich deep humorous simplicity to life that speaks a truth that you will recognize for yourself.

Enjoy reading the lyrics below and the video beyond that.

Life is good

by Paul Hipp

We walk around

from room to room

you bump into me 

I bump into you

I sing a song

you dance a dance

we lay down

romance

We drive the car 

down to the store

We buy some food

we need some more

We go to sleep

we dream the dream

and then I ask

what does it mean?

What does it mean

this life

this day and night

and you say

go out and find a job

we got bills to pay

And life is good

in space and time

give me some of yours

I'll give you some of mine

We walk the dog

we cry and cry

that dog got old

one day he died

Where did he go?

oh what a drag

He's made of sand

he lives in a bag

inside a box

of piney wood

Some dogs are bad

our dog was good

I called the vet

good Dr. Dean

I had to ask

what does it mean?

what does it mean

this life

this day and night

you say, everything is everywhere

everything's alright

And life is good

in space and time

I'll give you some of yours

I'll give you some of mine

We watch tv

the evening news

we make some toast

I blow a fuse

I throw the switch

the power's on

the toast is hot

the ice cap's gone

we try and try

fail and succeed

sometimes we give

sometimes we need

the water's rise

and wash us clean

and then we ask

what does it mean?

What does it mean

this life

this day and night

and you say

come here and rest your head

everything's alright

And life is good

in space and time

give me some of yours

I'll give you some of mine