On being happy

My “be happy” resolution is going quite well. So far, I’m quite content. Yesterday at the gym I heard this song and payed attention to the lyrics. Take a look.



Shaggy – Keepin’ It Real

Uh- that’s right
Reality check
You know what I mean
Street lifes eh
Scorpion yeah uh

When I was young
I use to dream of being rich
Have a lot of houses and cars
Couldn’t know which one was which
And finding me a chick and getting hitched
Living the fairy tale life perfect without a ditch
You think that this would bring me happiness
If at the end of every rainbow
There was a treasure chest
Sometimes having more is really less
So take a look inside yourself
You’ll realize you’re really blessed
No matter how you’re sad and blue
There’s always someone who has it worse than you
Sometimes you gotta pay your dues
So don’t worry just push on through

Keep’n it real
Gotta big up all my peoples who be working on the future
Though they know they gotta struggle
Keep’n it real
To all my homies working on the 9 to 5
And doing right to keep themselves up out of trouble
Keep’n it real
Although sometimes I know it seems impossible
There ain’t no need in drowning in your sorrows
Keep’n it real
If things are as bad as they can be
You can be sure there’ll be a brighter tomorrow

And I forgot to have myself the house, the mansion, and the Benz
I’m not the type of brother who be making mad ends
I got myself a girl but we be kickin’ it as friends
Is not enough for me now that depends
Again- not everything you want is everything you really need
The standard of society is more deviated by greed
Are you prepared to follow
Tell me are you prepared to lead
So persevere and you’ll succeed

Keep’n it real
Gotta big up all my peoples who be working on the future
Though they know they gotta struggle
Keep’n it real
To all my homies working on the 9 to 5
And doing right to keep themselves up out of trouble
Keep’n it real
Although sometimes I know it seems impossible
There ain’t no need in drowning in your sorrows
Keep’n it real
If things are as bad as they can be
You can be sure there’ll be a brighter tomorrow

*Hook*
All the harsh realities
Appears to come in twos and threes
Don’t worry cuz
There’ll be a better day
One thing I can promise you
Just keep on keeping on
I swear to you
There’s gonna be a brighter day

Back in the days
I use to dream of being rich
Have a lot of houses and cars
Couldn’t know which one was which
And finding me a chick and getting hitched
Living the fairy tale life perfect without a ditch
You think that this would bring me happiness
If at the end of every rainbow there was a treasure chest
Sometimes having more is really less
So take a look inside yourself
You’ll realize you’re really blessed
No matter how you’re sad and blue
There’s always someone who has it worse than you
Sometimes you gotta pay your dues
So don’t worry just push on through

Keep’n it real
Gotta big up all my peoples who be working on the future
Though they know they gotta struggle
Keep’n it real
To all my homies working on the 9 to 5
And doing right to keep themselves up out of trouble
Keep’n it real
Although sometimes I know it seems impossible
There ain’t no need in drowning in your sorrows
Keep’n it real
If things are as bad as they can be
You can be sure there’ll be a brighter tomorrow

That’s right, see me, yeah
Give thanks fa wha you have, ya kno
And when you think that its bad
There’s always somebody that’s worse
Kno what I’m sayin’
Give Jah blessing, see me
Wa-wa, Wa-wa
Wa-wa, wa-wa

So here I am, keeping it real and being happy with what is. Who knew Shaggy could be so wise?

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2 responses to “On being happy

  1. So often we like a song, but never listen to the message…

  2. Buffalodick – I like a good melody with catchy beat and rhythm, but I'm usually all about lyrics, they get to me somehow.

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