Michael Franti & Spearhead Good To Be Alive Today Lyrics

It’s a long road, oh

Everyday I wake up and turn my phone on

I read the news of the day, just as it’s coming down

I do my best not to let it get me down

I try to keep my head up, but this is Babylon

This world’s in crisis, we try to fight it, this changing climate

With scientists and with politicians divided by it

So many ways we could solve it but they would never sign it

This mountain’s tumbling down, but still we try to climb it

It’s in the Torah, Koran and in the Bible

Love is the message but somehow we turned to rivals

It’s come to people always picking up their rifles

Another school getting shot up; homicidal

Some people tryna look fly, some people tryna get high

Some people losing their mind, some people tryna get by

And when you look in my eyes, you’ll see the sign of the times

We all looking for the same thing

But what if this song was number one?

Would it mean that love had won?

Would it mean that the world was saved?

And no guns were being drawn today?

What if everybody had a job?

And nobody had to break a law?

What if everyone could say

That it’s good to be alive today?

Oh, oh, oh, oh

It’s good to be alive today

Oh, oh, oh

Yes it’s good to be alive today

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Yes it’s good to be alive today

Oh, oh, oh

No matter what nobody say

People used to feel safer when they would hear a siren

Like help is on its way but now they only think of violence

Another youth in the streets and police is in a conflict

And now they hear the guns click, yo

Ebola crisis and ISIS is taking heads off

A drone is bombing a village and now the kids all

Signing up to be soldiers, but they all willing now

To do the killing now, but are you willing now?

Some politicians out there making up some problems

And tryna tell the people that they can solve them

With TV shows and soundbites and quotes

But everybody knows that it’s all about the cash flow

They’re telling you and me they’re making progress

But tell it to the millions of jobless

It’s like a players club with billions of dollars

To get the votes you got to make it rain in congress

Some people tryna look fly, some people tryna get high

Some people losing their mind, some people tryna get by

And when you look in my eyes, you’ll see the sign of the times

We all looking for the same thing

But what if this song was number one?

Would it mean that love had won?

Would it mean that the world was saved?

And no guns were being drawn today?

What if everybody had a job?

And nobody had to break a law?

What if everyone could say

That it’s good to be alive today?

Oh, oh, oh, oh

It’s good to be alive today

Oh, oh, oh

Yes it’s good to be alive today

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Yes it’s good to be alive today

Oh, oh, oh

And we all say

One day, one day

One day, one day

One day, we all will say

That it’s good to be alive today

One day, one day

One day, one day

One day, we all will say

That it’s good to be alive today