Friday, July 27, 2007

Weekend: Take A Hope Break

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Back when I had a little
I thought that I needed a lot
A little was over rated,
but a lot was a little too complicated
You see-Zero didn't satisfy me
A million didn't make me happy
That's when I learned a lesson
That it's all about your perception
Hey-are you a papa or a superstar
So you act, so you feel, so you are
It ain't about the size of your car
It's about the size of the faith in your heart

There's hope

It doesn't cost a thing to smile
You don't have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that

There's hope

Off in the back country of Brazil
A met a young brotha that made me feel
That I could accomplish anything.
You see just like me he wanted to sing
He had no windows and no doors
He lived a simple life and was extremely poor
On top of all of that he had no eye sight,
but that didn't keep him from seein' the light
He said, what's it like in the USA,
and all I did was complain
He said-living here is Paradise
He taught me paradise in in your mind
You know that

There's hope

Every time I turn on the T.V.
Somebody's acting crazy
If you let it, it will drive you crazy
but I'm takin' back my power today
Gas prices they just keep on rising
The government they keep on lying
but we gotta keep on surviving
Keep living our truth and do the best we can do

Stand up for your rights
Keep shining your light
And show the world your smile


India Arie


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9 comments:

flutter said...

love it.

Ratcha said...

Enjoy your site! Love to see someone really enjoys living and being a part of Thai culture. You make I miss Thailand and Thai food!
Ratcha.

ThomasLB said...

I put the last three lines on my screensaver, to remind me.

mitzh said...

Nice lyrics, better listen to it ASAP!

Have a nice and relaxing weekend! Be safe...

Sober Briquette said...

As i spend days upon days packing up my house, I am really stricken by materialism. Great message.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Sharing a smile, a big one. Thank you, Chani.

Namaste.

slouching mom said...

Love these lyrics. Thanks for introducing me to them!

MsLittlePea said...

I love her. I saw "Music in High Places"(I think that's right)last week that she did for an HD channel. It was so good.

bohemiangirl said...

I LOVE India Arie. Paradise in our minds. What a beautiful fact.