Sunday Smile – July 3, 2022

by Jul 3, 20220 comments

Sharing Some Positive Stuff

Jon Stewart Wins Mark Twain Award

I always enjoy Jon Stewart – funny, intelligent and unique.  I think this award is well deserved.  Jon always makes me smile, think, and appreciate the power of words.

Jon Batiste – FREEDOM

John Batiste seems to have such a kind spirit and always has so much positive energy.
This spring, Batiste earned 11 nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards, making him the most-nominated person at the 2022  ceremony.   Nominations included Album Of The Year for We Are, Record of the Year for “Freedom,” and three for the music he composed for the movie Soul.

I challenge you to listen to his “Freedom” and not feel like dancing.  Or at the very least, smiling!!!

Jon Batiste – FREEDOM (lyrics)

When I move my body just like this
I don’t know why but I feel like freedom (yeah)
I hear a song that takes me back (I know)
And I let go with so much freedom (hey)
Free to live (how I wanna live)
I’m gon’ get (what I’m gonna get)
‘Cause it’s my freedom

I love how you talk
You speaking my language
The way that you walk
You can’t contain it
Is it the shoes?
Jumped up, kangaroo
We’re overdue for a little more prancing

Now it’s your time (it’s your right)
You can shine (it’s alright)
If you do, I’ma do too

When I move my body just like this
I don’t know why but I feel like freedom (yeah)
I hear a song that takes me back
And I let go with so much freedom (oowee)
Free to live (how I wanna live)
I’m gon’ get (what I’m gonna get)
‘Cause it’s my freedom

The reason we get down, is to get back up
If someone’s around, go on let them look
You can’t stand still
This ain’t no drill
More than cheap thrills
Feels like money, money, money, money, money, money

Now it’s your time (it’s your right)
You can shine (it’s alright)
If you do, I’ma do too

‘Cause when I look up to the stars (stars)
I know exactly who we are (ohh)
‘Cause then I see you shinin’
You shinin’, you shinin’, oh

Free to be (everybody come on)
(Everybody come ’round)
(Everybody come on) come on now
(Everybody hit the floor)

I’m stuck to the dancefloor
With the, with the whole tape
With the, with the, with the whole tape (let me see you wobble)
I’m stuck to the dancefloor
With the, with the whole tape
With the, with the, with the whole tape (let me see you shake)
Give you just what you ask for, givin’ you the whole shake
I’ma give you the whole shake (let me see you wobble)
I’m stuck to the dancefloor
With the, with the whole tape
With the, with the, with the whole tape (can you make it break?)

I say yeah (yeah)
Oh yeah (oh yeah)
(Let me see you wobble)
‘Cause, you do, I’ma do too

When I move my body just like this
I don’t know why but I feel like freedom (freedom)
I hear a song that takes me back
And I let go with so much freedom
Free to live (how I wanna live)
I’m gon’ get (what I’m gonna get)
‘Cause it’s my freedom

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Educator, Artist, Storyteller

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