So…The Blog Tag has us really thinking.  This is Literature Week and the prompt for this post is “Lyrics”.  Now, I love music. I love quotes.  I love all things philosophical.  This had me thinking…what would be the lyric that I would want share?

 

There is an artist called Des’ree.  She has a folksy sound about her.  She had a song in the 90’s…the 1990’s called “You Gotta Be”.  Beautiful piano.  Stunning vocalist.  Piercing lyrics.  Advice I feel is still relevant today.  Will always be relevant…now more than ever.  I thought I’d share the lyrics and video with you.

 

You Gotta Be Lyrics

from I Ain’t Movin’

Des'ree - lyrics

 

Listen as your day unfolds,
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears,
Stand up and be counted
Don’t be ashamed to cry

You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Herald what your mother said
Reading the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view, my oh my, heh, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Time asks no questions, it goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can’t stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning
You can’t stop it, if you try to
This time it’s danger staring you in the face

Remember, listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears, my oh my heh, hey, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Songwriters
WEEKES, DES’REE / INGRAM, ASHLEY

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

 

 

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