Thank God It’s Friday

Time to kick back and relax.  Open a cool brew or pour an iced lemonade, find a cool spot in the shade if you’re game to venture outside (better yet, wait until the sun sets a little towards 7pm) and listen to uplifting music from Michael Franti and Spearhead.  Here’s  his The Sound of Sunshine Going Down.  

There are two version of this tune from Franti.  This is my pick of the two.  This one has a slower tempo compared to the other and the lyrics change in some places, sending a slightly different message to the listener.

You be the judge though.  Enjoy!

 

 

“The Sound Of Sunshine Going Down”

 

That’s the sound of sunshine going down

And that’s the sound of sunshine going down

 

I wake up in the morning at 6 o’clock

They say there may be rain but the sun is hot

I wish I had some time just to kill today

And I wish I had a dime for every bill I got to pay

 

Some days you lose, you win

And the waters as high as the times you’re in

So I jump back into where I learned to swim

Try to keep my head above it as best I can

 

That’s why, here I am

Just waiting for this storm to pass me by

That’s the sound of sunshine going down

And that’s the sound of sunshine going down

 

I saw my friend, Bobby, he said “What’s up man?

You gotta little work or a twenty to lend?”

I opened up my hand, he said, “I’m glad to see

They can take away my job but not my friends, you see”

 

Here I am

Just waiting for this storm to pass me by

And that’s the sound of sunshine going down

That’s the sound of sunshine going down

And we say that’s the sound of the sun going down

 

And the people of the world start to paint the town

The day that’s long is a day complete

So kick off your shoes and relax your feet

They say that miracles are never ceasing

And every single soul needs a little releasing

They say that money makes the world go ’round

But only one thing will have the sun go down

Yes, sweet, sweet love will have sun go down

It’s true, it’s true, it’s true

 

And that’s the sound of sunshine going down

That’s the sound of sunshine going down

 

And I say you’re the one I want to be with

When the sun goes down

You’re the one I want to be with

When the sun goes down

 

Singing hallelujah, hallelu

Hallelujah, hallelu

 

You’re the one I want to be with

When the sun goes down

That’s the sound of sunshine going down

And that’s the sound of sunshine going down

 

And all the people say

That’s the sound of sunshine going down

So the moon can shine on you

So the moon can shine on you

So the moon can shine on you

So the moon can shine on you

 

Here’s version Two so you can compare the two

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3 responses to “Thank God It’s Friday

  1. Even though retired, I still am happy at Friday and wince on Monday. Don’t know why but I still do. Though I am way less depressed on Sunday afternoon than I used to be when I could just see the hint of Monday comin’ round the bend. lol..

    • Old habits die hard. I’m in your ideal situation too Sherry but I didn’t want to feel like I was rubbing it in to those who are still fortunate enough to have a 5-day work week.

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