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Magical Music Transformation at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

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As a native New Yorker, I consider watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (which debuted in 1924) an unshakable tradition, and this year I was in for a musical surprise. While country western is my least favorite style of music, I heard a country song that I loved immediately. It didn't include no confessions of infidelity, painful wailin' about lost love, cryin' eyes or hurtin' hearts -- a clear sign that the world is changing. The infectiously joyous "Good Vibes," sung by Chris Janson on one of the floats, was a highlight of the parade!

Here's his youtube rendition, enjoy:

Savor the delicious lyrics:

I ain't watchin' TV today
Bad news, it can just stay away
If you ain't got anything good to say
Then shut your mouth
I got my windows down and my blinders on
Radio set to my favorite song
All green lights on the road I'm on
Man, there ain't no doubt

I'm gettin' them good vibes
I'm livin' this good life
I'm breathin' on God's time
And I ain't gonna waste one breath
I'm soakin' it all up
I got me a full cup
And there ain't nothin' gonna spill it
Nothin' gonna kill it
Wavin' them worries goodbye
I'm feelin' them good vibes

I ain't tryna hear the negative
I'm just tryna change the narrative
It's simply imperative
That we all have a damn good time

I'm gettin' them good vibes
I'm livin' this good life
I'm breathin' on God's time
And I ain't gonna waste one breath
I'm soakin' it all up
I got me a full cup
And there ain't nothin' gonna spill it
Nothin' gonna kill it
Wavin' them worries goodbye
I'm feelin' them good vibes
Oh, I'm feelin' them good vibes

I got a good girl
She got a good smile
I kiss her good morning
I kiss her good night
We keep it on the up
That's how we get down
So don't be coming around

Unless you got them good vibes

I'm livin' this good life

I'm breathin' on God's time
And I ain't gonna waste one breath
I'm soakin' it all up
I got me a full cup
And there ain't nothin' gonna spill it
Nothin' gonna kill it
Wavin' them worries goodbye


I'm feelin' them good vibes
I'm breathin' on God's time
And I ain't gonna waste one breath
I'm soakin' it all up
I got me a full cup
And there ain't nothin' gonna spill it
Nothin' gonna kill it
Wavin' them worries goodbye
I'm feelin' them good vibes
Oh, I'm feelin' them good vibes
Yeah...

Perhaps veteran posi-music/singer-songwriter Greg Tamblyn, who has been on an enduring crusade to save the world from whiny victim love songs, has finally tipped the scales.

 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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