You’ve got the music in you…

On an okay week, I climb into my car and hit the wipers, clearing away the humidity that has assembled on my windshield and turn on 92.1 FM. Here’s a little plug about that station: it brings every awesome moment of my youth back to me. Finally, a 90s alternative station that doesn’t play (much) crap like the other “supposed” rock stations.

I get one song on my morning commute. Today, that song was “You Get What You Give” by one-hit wonders, New Radicals. For those of you who are searching your musical synapses for this tune, it’s the song that goes, “Don’t give up, you’ve got the music in you…” Even though the rest of the album kinda getsa thumbs-down from me, this one song redeems them.

This is one of those tunes that starts your day off right. As I sailed across the bridge, i found myself tapping the steering wheel and boppin’ my head. Normally, though I’m a huge music fan, I do not blare songs. I once was quoted saying, “I want my hearing until I’m dead. And then I still want it.” But I blared this song. It set the tone for my entire day.

Though the lyrics seem like a long list of cliche advice, the music buffets them into nuggets of wisdom. Either way, they’re bound to make you feel good, especially if you are a music fanatic like me.

“You Get What You Give”

Wake up kids
We’ve got the dreamers disease
Age fourteen
They got you down on your knees
So polite
We’re busy still saying please
Frienemies
Who when you’re down ain’t your friend
Every night
We smash their mercedes benz
First we run
And then we laugh ’till we cry
But when the night is falling
And you cannot find the light
you feel your dreams are dying
Hold tight
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget we only get what we give
[I’m comin’ home baby]
[You’re tops, give it to me now]
Four a.m. we ran a miracle mile
We’re flat broke
But hey we do it in style
The bad rich
God’s flying in for your trial
But when the night is falling
And you cannot find a friend
You feel your tree is breaking
Just bend
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget
We only get what we give
This whole damn world can fall apart
You’ll be ok follow your heart
You’re in harms way I’m right behind
Now say you’re mine
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget
We only get what we give
Don’t let go
I feel the music in you
Fly high
What’s real can’t die
We only get what we give
You’re gonna get what you give
Just dont be afraid to live
Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they’re multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
courtney love and marilyn manson
You’re all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We’ll kick your ass in

And then he ends with a series of vocalizations that you hope the DJ won’t cut off.

That’s all for this one. But it’s time for me to rant about music that isn’t so great.

Be well and rock on,

Rachael

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