A Good Life (signs of Beauty)

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Serina Jung
2003
Serina Jung

Story

Story: I needed to hear this message. I wrote this for myself as a means to lift my spririt in times of self-doubt or sadness (watching the news has that effect on me). When I first performed it, I was shocked to get a standing ovation and people came up to me afterward and actually thanked me for singing this song as a reminder of the simple things that make life good. Although this song lacks the "poetry" of most songs, it's energetic, direct and conversational tone make it very relateable, I think.

Lyrics

It's A Good Life (Signs of Beauty)

(c) 2003, Serina Jung

 

when you saw the world's ugliness

you put a shackle on your heart

you covered your ears, you closed your eyes

but beauty does exist

it is a flower in the desert

no less worthy for being difficult to find

 

it's a good life -sometimes it's hard to believe

it's a good life - look around you'll see signs of beauty

 

unfair expectations and unfulfilled wishes

deflate your spirit every time you sigh

but even a diamond must bide its time for brilliance

until, in the light, it cannot be denied

 

it's a good life -sometimes it's hard to believe

it's a good life - look around you'll see signs of beauty

 

in a simple act of kindness from a stranger

a sincere "hello, how are you?" from your neighbor

or the sensitivity to be able to cry

and a sun that has never, ever failed to rise

 

remember, on your journey

to take notice of the flowers

they define what it means to be alive

Thank you for dropping in for a visit!

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