Good morning and happy Monday! Okay, so I try to keep most of my political views out of this blog because that just takes us down a negative path (but if you're interested in that stuff and want to sign petitions with me, you can find me on Facebook!), and I want to keep this space free of the heavy and depressing stuff. BUT, the song I picked for today's Music Monday is exactly what we need to try to keep in mind as we go thru our day, especially if you're worrying about all the insanity going on in our world. As scary as things become, we must keep a positive attitude! Or at least we should be positive in between our ranting :)
Today's song pick is "Smile", which is a cover version sung by Lana Del Rey. This song with lyrics was released in 1954 by Nat King Cole, and is based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie, Modern Times.
Lana Del Rey sang an acapella version in September of 2015.
Lana Del Rey sang a brief acapella version the song during an interview with France Inter on September 18, 2015.
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by
If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
If you just smile.