A Little Song to Make You Happy

Two years ago, I won a radio contest (for real) that gave me tickets to see Jason Mraz in concert and conduct an interview for the radio station. I was excited to win the tickets, but me interviewing Jason Mraz for a radio station? Maybe not.

Instead, I let Bruce (16) and Veronica (14) do the interview and I stood off to the side snapping pictures. He was so nice to the kids and was funny and unhurried. It didn't feel like he was there to meet a radio station obligation. It was a lot of fun.

I love good lyrics. I appreciate a song with a positive message and I like it when words are put together in a clever and profound way. This song has it all. So to celebrate Friday (or whatever day you happen to be looking at my blog), here's an entertaining version of a great song, with some of my favorite lyrics. Enjoy!

It takes a crane to build a crane
It takes two floors to make a story
It takes an egg to make a hen
It takes a hen to make an egg
There is no end to what I'm saying

It takes a thought to make a word
And it takes some words to make an action
And it takes some work to make it work
It takes some good to make it hurt
It takes some bad for satisfaction

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la

It takes a night to make it dawn
And it takes a day to make you yawn brother
And it takes some old to make you young
It takes some cold to know the sun
It takes the one to have the other

And it takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is
And it takes some fears to make you trust
It takes those tears to make it rust
It takes the dust to have it polished


It takes some silence to make sound
And it takes a lost before you found it
And it takes a road to go nowhere
It takes a toll to show you care
It takes a hole to see a mountain



Alison said...

After taking some time to think about being thankful...I have realized that there is much that makes my life beautiful. Sometimes I get caught up in the busyness of life and wish away time. I think that cherishing this time is what I need to get caught up in.
Thanks again for the wonderful message. Now I'll go help someone else remember that life is wonderful.

Lisa said...

he's great. there's something refreshing about a positive, uplifting song amidst all of the angst out there. that was great. (although in the 'real' version, there is NOTHING like that awesome silence and then explosion of sound after the words 'it takes some silence to make sound'. thanks for sharing.

Karey said...

I know, Lisa. It was a dilemma for me to choose whether I wanted to go with that explosion of sound or if I wanted to go with them doing the musicial instrument interlude. It was a tough call.

Tawnie said...

That was a happy song. I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

I la la la la la la loved that.
loved it.

Scott / Lori said...

That was a nice pick me up for tonight. He is very entertaining, thanks for sharing.