Motivation

 
 
Here with my platoon listening to instructions. U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA. 2001

Here with my platoon listening to instructions. U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA. 2001

Motivación (motivation) has been instrumental in my entire life. I experience motivation when I was in the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. During the training when my leg and hip was giving up before getting it fracture, I self-motivated myself. During the training, there was a Staff Sargent who will always be in my ears, telling me that I can go further and not give up. I carried huge loads of pounds on my back while going up the mountain slope and by the time I got to the top the feeling was amazing that I made it. But I knew my leg was not doing well and this was my second time trying out Officer School. This time I was determined that I will do all I could to make it through and fight the pain. I kept going but it became apparent to the staff that my leg was giving up. But every night, I kept repeating to myself that I will not give up. I got up every morning with the determination that they will have to carry me out before I give up.  Two weeks before graduation, I was called by the Commander and he told me that they were medically discharging me. I was heartbroken and I asked them to give me a chance but I was already on crutches. They told me that I did a good job and I can recover and give it a try again. I didn’t have any words and I went back to my quarters and I just sat alone in an empty hallway crying with tears pouring not knowing what to do next. A dream not coming true and asked God what happened. What did I do wrong? I had no answer. I put all of my effort to become a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. Then suddenly the Captain of the Platoon approached me and said to me, that I was one of the top candidates and if it wasn’t for the leg, I would have been a fine U.S. Marine Corps Officer. He told me to come back again once I recover. This was the time around when 911 happened. I still remember when the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School Commander spoke to all of us the first week of the training.  We were all sitting in a large cafeteria and he opened the door and everything was silent. He said to us to get ready to go to war in Iraq. I stood quiet and we didn't expect this to come so soon but there were rumors that the US was planning on going to Iraq.  The country was still shaken from the terrorist attack and there was so much happening in the media and what the US will do. From our side, among the candidates, the adrenaline was high to do whatever we need to do to defend the nation.  When we go to war, the U.S. Marines are always the first to go and they are the toughest military branch in the U.S. military.  The U.S. Marines Corps is an elite branch.  After the Commander left the room, all of us just stood quite because going to war was something real now and no turnaround. We were going into urban warfare which is dangerous ground.

I kept in touch with some of my fellow candidates and when I was at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, I followed closely when the Marines were going inside Iraq and I knew some of my fellow candidates now Officers were on the ground. I felt some anger because I wanted to be there defending the nation but was also sad because when I look at my body, all I could see was a broken leg and dislocated hip. Well, I couldn't go with the U.S. Marine Corps leading Marines, but how life is interesting, several years later, I found myself on the ground in Iraq from the civilian side rebuilding communities in the battle areas. My team and I will tagged along with my military counterparts, and who they were? Well, they were the U.S. Marines. While they were fighting on the streets, behind them, I was wearing only my bulletproof vest, with only one goal to restore hope to the locals and do high scale social impact reconstruction.

What I learned from this experience?

Give everything you can, any effort counts to your ultimate destination, and whatever happens, know that you did your best and let it go. Life has many turns for us and sometimes other things are prepared for us that we never thought. Enjoy the process.



Self-Motivation

I couldn’t be here working on this blog without self-motivation. I’ve had many moments to give up during this inner journey and go back to the old ways but I kept moving forward because I learned how to have ridiculous faith. Once you have something on target, go after with everything you can. Will Smith has this great quote “Whenever someone is sleeping, I’m working.” All success requires hard work and I don’t believe in luck. I believe that whatever you do, it will happen if you put the effort. For the mind and body, is easy to give up and it is in their nature but for the heart, all is possible. When I first turned inwards in 2015, I listened to many motivational videos and songs. I ran, cook, read, and walked while listening to motivational videos and songs. When you listen to motivational videos and songs, pay close attention to the lyrics. The lyrics should be a reflection of what you are going through, otherwise, you lose the momentum. It must have meaning and reason. Listening to motivational videos and songs, was another part of rewiring my neurons and I repeated extensively all of the words. My goal was to ensure my vocabulary was positive rather than negative. Sounds and words are energy vibration and it is important you operate in a positive energy vibration.

But once you go deeper inwards, all of the motivational affirmations and songs will lose relevance. Why? Because now you are going into another path where there is no room for the mind and ego. All of the motivational work is just an instrument to the analytical mind. You want to be strategic on how to play the mind in the beginning because the mind and ego will try to bring you back to the old ways. Once you are becoming in silence with your True-Self, then that is your path where you have to be and remain there as the observer of the external world. You will enter darkness and in darkness, you will be in the unknown. In the unknown, you will face your greatest fears but in the unknown, you will find a pure light of strength that will keep you strong and in balance. You will begin to operate through the heart as your guide to reach a higher dimension. Gradually you become detached from all material and living things. When I say detachment, I'm not advocating that you divorce your wife or break up with your boyfriend. You become detached to the feelings attach to all that is related to you. These feelings create suffering. Whatever action you take, you do what is needed without the fruits of the action. All desires will drop as well because desires create suffering. The mind is part of creation and all that is creation is suffering. That is, all that is mind-created is suffering and you will recognize all of this suffering as the observer. Then who is the observer? Check out my blog articles and quotes.

 

Remind Yourself



You are greatness 
You are determined 
Any effort counts 
You have God on your side 
 Be tough and courageous
Exhaustion is for the weak mind and body
Determination is for the strong 
It is possible because you have greatness
It is not over yet, It can’t be over yet, and It just can’t 
In the end, is just you and no one else 

Be inspired and act on it

Enjoy the Vibration and Make The Vibration Your Own Making

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

Songs

 
 

 

Trying hard now
It's so hard now
Trying hard now

Getting strong now
Won't be long now
Getting strong now

Gonna fly now
Flying high now
Gonna fly, fly, fly...

— Gonna Fly Now, Rocky Theme

 

 

Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hanging tough, staying hungry
They stack the odds still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Rising up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

— Eye of the Tiger, Survivor

 

 

Two worlds collide
Rival nations
It's a primitive clash
Venting years of frustrations
Bravely we hope
Against all hope
There is so much at stake
Seems our freedom's up
Against the ropes
Does the crowd understand?
Is it East versus West
Or man against man
Can any nation stand alone

In the burning Heart
Just about to burst
There's a quest for answers
An unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night
Rising like a spire
In the burning heart
The unmistakable fire

In the burning heart

In the warrior's code
There's no surrender
Though his body says stop
His spirit cries - never!
Deep in our soul
A quiet ember
Knows it's you against you
It's the paradox
That drives us on
It's a battle of wills
In the heat of attack
It's the passion that kills
The victory is yours alone

In the burning Heart
Just about to burst
There's a quest for answers
An unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night
Rising like a spire
In the burning heart
The unmistakable fire

In the burning Heart
Just about to burst
There's a quest for answers
An unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night
Rising like a spire
In the burning heart
The unmistakable fire

In the burning Heart
Just about to burst
There's a quest for answers
An unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night
Rising like a spire
In the burning heart
The unmistakable fire

In the burning heart

— Burning Heart, Survivor
 

 

 

We're not indestructible, baby better get that straight
I think it's unbelievable how you give into the hands of fate
Some things are worth fighting for some feelings never die
I'm not askin' for another chance I just wanna know why
There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy way out givin' in can't be wrong

I don't wanna pacify you I don't wanna drag you down
But I'm feelin like a prisoner like a stranger in a no named town
I see all the angry faces afraid that could be you and me
Talkin about what might have been I'm thinkin about what I used to be
There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
Ther's no easy way out givin in can't be wrong

Baby, baby we can shed this skin we can know how we feel inside
Instead of goin down an endless road not knowin if we're dead or alive
Some things are worth fightin for some feelings never die
I'm not askin for another chance I just wanna know why
Theres no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy way out givin in givin in can't be wrong no
There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy no easy no easy way out (repeat and fade)
 

— No Easy Way Out, Robert Tepper
 

 

 

Try to be best
‘Cause you're only a man
And a man's gotta learn to take it

Try to believe
Though the going gets rough
That you gotta hang tough to make it

History repeats itself
Try and you'll succeed

Never doubt that you're the one
And you can have your dreams!

You're the best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

Fight ‘til the end
Cause your life will depend
On the strength that you have inside you

Ah you gotta be proud
Starin' out in the cloud
When the odds in the game defy you

Try your best to win them all
And one day time will tell
When you're the one that's standing there
You'll reach the final bell!

You're the best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

You're the best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

Fight ‘til you drop
Never stop
Can't give up
Til you reach the top (FIGHT!)
You're the best in town (FIGHT!)
Listen to that sound
A little bit of all you got
Can never bring you down

You're the best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down
You're the Best!
Around!

— You Are The Best, Joe Esposito
 

 

 

When you're alone you ask yourself
What are you searching for
Deep in the night a dream is born
One that you can't ignore
If you think you can find the passion
And you're ready to take a chance
If you really believe you can make it
Then the power is in your own hands

It's the moment of truth
You're giving it all
Standing alone, willing to fall
If you can do it
Get up and prove it
Get up and show them who you are
It's the moment of truth
It's all on the line
This is the place
This is the time

Waited forever, it's now or it's never
Nothing can stop you now*
Once in your life you make a choice
Ready to risk it all
Deep in your soul you hear a voice
Answering to the call
Though you know that it won't be easy
It's a promise you make for love
For the people that keep believing
And the one that you're thinking of

— The Moment of Truth , Survivor
 

 

 

You were born a fighter
In the bird a mighty warrior
Driven by desire
Glory calls, it's waiting for you.
When they try to break you down
You can take it
That don't shake you
When your backs against the wall
The thrill of the fights
Got you standing tall

Never surrender
Never say die
You've got the heart of a hero

Never surrender
The will to survive
Your standing strong
In the eye of the storm
Something keeps pushing you on

To Never surrender
Never surrender

There's a burning passion
Deep inside a silent power
With a quick reaction
Lightning strikes, you fight for honor

Winners have a price to pay
You can taste it
That don't change it
Your not there to take the fall
You'll fight til the end
And you'll take it all

Never surrender
Never say die
You've got the heart of a hero

Never surrender
Keep it alive
Your standing strong
In the eye of a storm
Something keep pushing you on

To Never surrender
Never surrender

You'll never stop till you number one
It's only a matter of time
You'll never give up
You'll never run
Your layin your life on the line

Never surrender
Never surrender
Never say die
Don't stop
Never surrender
Got the will to survive
Never surrender

Don't stop
Never surrender

— Never Surrender, Stan Bush
 

 

 

I'm not afraid (I'm not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you're not alone
Holler if you feel like you've been down the same road (same road)

Yeah, it's been a ride
I guess I had to, go to that place, to get to this one
Now some of you, might still be in that place
If you're trying to get out, just follow me
I'll get you there

You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em
But you won't take the sting out these words before I say 'em
'Cause ain't no way I'mma let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say I'mma do something I do it,
I don't give a damn what you think,
I'm doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it's gassed up, if it thinks it's stopping me
I'mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony
No ifs, ands or buts, don't try to ask him why or how can he
From "Infinite" down to the last "Relapse" album
He's still shitting, whether he's on salary paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shits his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He's married to the game, like a "fuck you" for Christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the Earth, he's got the urge
To pull his dick from the dirt, and fuck the whole universe

I'm not afraid (I'm not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you're not alone
Holler if you feel like you've been down the same road (same road)

Okay quit playing with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it's a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth,
For that fuck your feelings/fillings,
Instead of getting crowned you're getting capped
And to the fans, I'll never let you down again, I'm back
I promise to never go back on that promise,
in fact let's be honest,
that last "Relapse" CD was eh
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ain't going back to that now
All I'm trying to say is get back, click-clack, blow
'Cause I ain't playing around
It's a game called circle and I don't know how, I'm way too up to back down
But I think I'm still trying to figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn't, this fucking black cloud
Still follows me around but it's time to exorcise these demons
These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now!

I'm not afraid (I'm not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you're not alone
Holler if you feel like you've been down the same road (same road)

And I just can't keep living this way
So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage
I'm standing up, I'mma face my demons
I'm manning up, I'mma hold my ground
I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now! (now)

It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly, I probably did it subliminally
For you, so I could come back a brand-new me you helped see me through
And don't even realize what you did, 'cause believe me you
I've been through the ringer, but they could do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers
And drop dead, no more beef lingers
No more drama from now on, I wanna promise
To focus solely on handling my responsibilities as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof, like my daughters
And raise it, you couldn't lift a single shingle on it!
'Cause the way I feel, I'm strong enough to go to the club
Or the corner pub, and lift the whole liquor counter up
'Cause I'm raising the bar
I'd shoot for the moon but I'm too busy gazing at stars
I feel amazing and I'm...

I'm not afraid (I'm not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you're not alone
Holler if you feel like you've been down the same road (same road)

— Not Afraid, Eminem
 

 

 

My body's ready
My heart's on fire
I'm gonna push it over the wire
Perfect timing
Tight as a drum
The final battle's already won

I'm taking hold of every moment
Given strength by the breath of life
I'm gonna stake my claim
I fight to survive!

Kumite, kumite
Kumite, kumite
Kumite, kumite
Kumite, kumite

I've worked hard every night and day
So I'm prepared to make my way
Mind and body are the perfect team
Now's my chance to live my dream

I'm taking hold of every moment
Given strength by the breath of life
I'm gonna stake my claim
I fight to survive!

Kumite, kumite

— Fight To Survive, Stan Bush
 

 

 

I’m in love with my life
I’m in love with my life
Alright
I’m in love with my life
Come and lose yourself a little while
Take a chance and let your body move
Feeling good and going out of style
Alright,alright I’m in love with my, I’m in love with my life

Alright
And you know it
Let me show it
I’m in love with my life
And you know it
I’m in love with my life
Alright
I’m in love with my life
Come and lose yourself a little while
Take a chance and let your body move
Feeling good and going out of style
Alright, alright
I’m in love with my, I’m in love with my life

Alright

Alright
I’m in love with my life
Come and lose yourself a little while
Take a chance and let your body move
Feeling good and going out of style
Alright,alright
I’m in love with my, I’m in love with my life
We don’t need a rhyme or a reason
It’s a love you can’t explain
We don’t need a rhyme or a reason
It’s a love you can’t explain
I’m in love with my, I’m in love with my life
We don’t need a rhyme or a reason
It’s a love you can’t explain
I’m in love with my life
We don’t need a rhyme or a reason
It’s a love you can’t explain
I’m in love with my, I’m in love with my life

Alright

— I'm In Love With My Life, Phases
 

 

 

We were born to be alive
We were born to be alive

Born, born to be alive
(Born to be alive)
Yes we were born
Born
Born
(Born to be alive)

People ask me why
I never find a place to stop
And settle down, down, down
But I never wanted all those things
People need to justify
Their lives, lives, lives

Yes we were born, born
Born to be alive
(Born to be alive)
Yes we were born
Born
Born
(Born to be alive)

It's good to be alive
To be alive
To be alive
It's good to be alive
To be alive
To be alive

It's good to be alive

Time was on my side
When I was running down the street
It was so fine, fine, fine
A suitcase and an old guitar
It's something I need to occupy
A mind like mine

Yes we were born, born
Born to be alive
(Born to be alive)
Yes we were born
Born
Born
(Born to be alive)

Yes we were born, born
Born to be alive
(Born to be alive)
Yes we were born
Born
Born
(Born to be alive)

Yes we were born, born
Born to be alive
(Born to be alive)
Yes we were born
Born
Born
(Born to be alive)

Born
Born to be alive
(Born to be alive)
Yes we were born
Born
Born
(Born to be alive)

Born
Born to be alive

— Born To Be Alive, Patrick Hernandez
 

 

 

It's a beautiful morning, ah
I think I'll go outside for a while
And just smile
Just take in some clean fresh air, boy
No sense in staying inside
If the weather's fine and you've got the time
It's your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day
Either way

It's a beautiful morning, ah
Each bird keeps singing his own song
So long
I've got to be on my way now
No fun just hanging around
I got to cover ground
You couldn't keep me down
It just ain't no good if the sun shines
When you're still inside
Shouldn't hide
Still inside
Shouldn't hide
Still inside, shouldn't hide

There will be children with robins and flowers
Sunshine caresses each new waking hour

Seems to me that people keep seeing more and more each day
Gotta say, lead the way
It's okay, brand new day
Gotta say, it's okay
Brand new day, gotta say, lead the way

— A Beautiful Morning, Rascals
 

 

 

Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry, be happy)
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry, be happy)

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
(Look at me I'm happy)

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be Happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me, I make you happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh

Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got no gal to make you smile
But don't worry, be happy
'Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy

Now there, is this song I wrote
I hope you learned it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy, be happy now

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry, don't worry, don't do it, be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Put a smile on your face, don't bring everybody down)
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don't worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(It will soon pass, whatever it is)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don't worry, be happy
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
I'm not worried, I'm happy

— Don't Worry Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
 

 

 

I've got to be honest
I think you know
We're covered in lies and that's OK
There's somewhere beyond this I know
But I hope I can find the words to say

Never again no
No never again

'Cause you're a god
And I am not
And I just thought
That you would know
You're a god
And I am not
And I just thought
I'd let you go

But I've been unable
To put you down
I'm still learning things I ought to know by now
It's under the table so
I need something more to show somehow

Never again no
No never again

I've got to be honest
I think you know
We're covered in lies and that's OK
There's somewhere beyond this I know
But I hope I can find the words to say
Never again no
No never again

— You're God, Vertical Horizon
 

 

 

It might seem crazy what I'm about to say
Sunshine she's here, you can take a break
I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don't care, baby, by the way

Uh

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah,
Well, give me all you got, and don't hold it back, yeah,
Well, I should probably warn you I'll be just fine, yeah,
No offense to you, don't waste your time
Here's why


Hey
Go
Uh

(Happy)
Bring me down
Can't nothing
Bring me down
My level's too high
Bring me down
Can't nothing
Bring me down
I said (let me tell you now)
Bring me down
Can't nothing
Bring me down
My level's too high
Bring me down
Can't nothing
Bring me down
I said

Hey
Go
Uh

Bring me down... can't nothing...
Bring me down... my level's too high...
Bring me down... can't nothing...
Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now)

Hey
C'mon

— Happy, Pharrell Williams
 

 

 

The best of times is now,
What's left of summer but a faded rose!
The best of times is now,
As for tomorrow, well who knows,
Who knows, who knows!

So hold this moment fast (hold it fast)
And live and love as hard as you know how (you know how)
And make this moment last (moment last)
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!

Now! not some forgotten yesterday,
Now! tomorrow is too far away!

So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as hard as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!

The best of times is now,
What's left of summer but a faded rose!
The best of times is now,
As for tomorrow, well who knows,

Who knows, who knows!

Now! (this is the moment we should take)
Not some forgotten yesterday
(yesterday is just a faded memory)
Now! (don't let this moment go to waste)
Tomorrow is too far away! (too far, too far away)

So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as hard as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!

The best of times is now,
What's left of summer but a faded rose!
The best of times is now,
As for tomorrow, well who knows,
Who knows, who knows!

So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as hard as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!

— Best Of Times, Perry Como
 

 

 

Days go by my window
World slows down as it goes
Goodbye to last night
Lost my eyesight

Can't you help me see?
They won't get right

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

Waking in the snow
Tracing steps with you
Swimming through the smoke
Wrapped in velvet gold

Can't you help me see?
They won't get right

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

Can you describe to me
All the world that you see?
Oh, I need it so much
I'll just wait

Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to more people
Say hello to the future

Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to more people
Say hello to the future

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

— Alive, Empire Of The Sun
 

 

 

People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm o.k. they look at me kind of strange
Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell that I'm doing Fine watching shadows on the wall
Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball?

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

People asking questions lost in confusion
Well I tell them there's no problem
Only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry...
I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

— Watching The Wheels, John Lennon
 

 

 

I'm gonna make a change
For once in my life
It's gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I turn up the collar on
My favourite winter coat
This wind is blowin' my mind
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their need

A summer's disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man's soul
They follow each other on the wind you know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home,
Not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me
Pretending that they're not alone?

A widow deeply scarred
Somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
(washed-out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind, you see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that change!

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
(better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
(if you wanna make the world a better place)
(take a look at yourself and then make the change)
(you gotta get it right, while you got the time)
('cause when you close your heart)

You can't close your your mind!
(then you close your mind!)

That man, that man, that man, that man
With that man in the mirror
(man in the mirror, oh yeah!)
That man, that man, that man
I'm asking him to change his ways
(better change!)
You know that man
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(if you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself and then make a change
(take a look at yourself and then make a change)

Gonna feel real good now!
Oh no, no no

I'm gonna make a change
It's gonna feel real good!
Come on!
(change)

Just lift yourself
You know
You've got to stop it yourself!
(yeah! make that change!)
I've got to make that change today!
(man in the mirror)
You got to
You got to not let yourself
Brother
(yeah! make that change!)
You know
I've got to get that man, that man
(man in the mirror)
You've got to
You've got to move! Come on! Come on!
You got to stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
(yeah make that change)
Stand up and lift yourself now!
(man in the mirror)

(yeah make that change)
Gonna make that change
Come on!
(man in the mirror)
You know it!
You know it!
You know it!
You know
(change)
Make that change

— Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson

 

 

 

I Believe in Miracles Baby
I Believe in You
I Believe in Miracles Baby
I Believe in You

They say the day is ending
Lets watch the sun go down
And plan a holiday for two
For All Eternity
We will ride a cloud so you can see
The world i created just for you

I saw you standing on the street
I wanted to meet just stop a while
You give me smile to say hello
You make me feel so good inside
That i realised i could not hide
The feeling that came when you failed to say


I Believe in Miracles
I Believe in Miracles
I Believe in Miracles
Dont you
Dont you

I Believe in You
I Believe in Miracles Baby
I Believe in You

I dont know what people are saying
Or what games their player-playing
Or if their planning same old game on me
People never knowing where they are going or what they are showing
So come on boys, show a little love for me

I Believe in Miracles
I Believe in Miracles
I Believe in Miracles
Dont you
Dont you

I Believe in Miracles
I Believe in Miracles
I Believe in Miracles
Dont you
Dont you

La La La...

Here we are together face to face
Forever in a place that i created
Just for you, you, you
So people are better than what you give
Believe in dreams and think they are real
And one day soon
The miracle will come true

I Believe in Miracles
Dont you
I Believe in Miracles
Dont you
I Believe in Miracles
Dont you
Dont you
I Believe in Miracles.

— I Believe In Miracles, Jackson Sisters
 

 

 

Dark is the night
I can weather the storm
Never say die
I've been down this road before
I'll never quit
I'll never lay down, mm
See I promised myself that I'd never let me down

 I'll never give up
Never give in
Never let a ray of doubt slip in
And if I fall
I'll never fail
I'll just get up and try again

Never lose hope
Never lose faith
There's much too much at stake
Upon myself I must depend
I'm not looking for place or show
I'm gonna win

No stopping now
There's still a ways to go, oh
Someway, somehow
Whatever it takes, I know
I'll never quit, no no
I'll never go down, mm, mm
I'll make sure they remember my name
A hundred years from now

When it's all said and done
My once in a lifetime will be back again
Now is the time
To take a stand
Here is my chance
That's why I'll...

Mmm, I'm gonna win

— Win, Brian McKnight

 

 

 

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

(Ooh...) Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's going to be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
Yeah, hey, it's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright)
Sunshiny day

— I Can See Clearly Now, Jimmy Cliff