A Good Time to Be Alive

by Alan Babbitt

/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $1 USD  or more

     

about

This is a song about gratitude. It’s about enjoying life and appreciating the miracles – big and small - happening all around us every day - making our lives richer and happier.

To be sure, there’s still way too much human hardship and suffering, and as the song says “I know we can solve it – we just have to evolve a bit.”

We may not be able to control or hasten evolution, but we can try to appreciate the world and our lives day to day.

lyrics

Intro – Em - C - G - D - Em - C - D

........Em..................C.......................G.....................D
This is a time of miracles. They happen every day
Em..................C........................G..........................B7
Evidence empirical says It's meant to be that way.
Em..................................B7..............Em.....................A
But we don’t need a miracle to appreciate this world.
...............................G..............D....C....D....C
Just keep your mind and eyes open wide
..............G........D....C..D...Em
It's a good time to be alive.


.........Em.........................C.............G......................D
Computers and the Internet. Airplanes and cars.
Em......................C......................G ..............B7
Life-saving medicines and Rovers on Mars.
Em..................B7............................Em.......................A
Dictators toppling and there’s cameras in our phones.
G..............D......C...D..C..............G.......D.....C...D...Em.........G
What's next to arrive? It's a great time to be alive



G..........................D......................Am7....Am7 ish
True all these good things are happening.
..................F.................C........................G
But it's clear that things could be better.
...............Em.......................D...............C...................Em
There's way too much bloodshed, hunger and pain
Em7.................................................B7
I know we could solve it - We just need to evolve a bit.

Em..C..G...D...Em...D


Em......................C.........................G....................D
Hands on the steering wheel - Eyes on the road
Em.....................................C.....................G........................D
I don't know what’s a-comin’ - It's a brand-new episode.
Em..............................B7....................Em........................A
I know we're on a journey and It doesn't matter where.
G..........D....C...G..C.................Em.....D.....C...D...Em
Just enjoy the ride - It's a good time to be alive.

C...G...D...Em...C...D...Em

credits

released October 13, 2013
Music, lyrics, guitar and vocals by Alan Babbitt
Mastering by Dan Goodman

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Alan Babbitt Music California

"Alan Babbitt is a clever songsmith with some very original statements to make."
-- Ted Myers
- music biz veteran, songwriter, recording artist, producer and Broadjam pro reviewer

contact / help

Contact Alan Babbitt Music

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code