When There Are No Words

I never have writer’s block. Words pop into my mind all day and all night in my dreams. They pop out of my mouth when I least expect it. Ask anyone.

Tell me to pick ONE word to symbolize 2016 and I go blank.

words

Diana S. Schwenk from Talk to Diana and The Bloggess brought the one word challenge to my attention. Diana chose “tenacity” in 2014, “service” in 2015 and “love” for 2016. The Bloggess chose “simple.”

Those were the words I was going to choose. GAH! Several other words crossed my mind and then swirled away in the wind like January snowflakes.

I’m pretty stoked for the new year, so “go” came to mind. It seemed a little too high energy. I don’t want to burn out by February.

Several Aries horoscopes suggested writing down goals and checking them off lists to keep me grounded and feeling like I accomplish something this year. This was after my last post about the SAME THING! Great astrological minds think alike. Wait. I don’t have one of those... Anyway, “grounded” seemed too blah or like I would be in “time-out” for a year. Not good.

When driving down from the mountains took longer than expected, I tuned into the week’s Top 40 Countdown. 

And then this happened.

Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer played at #24. I knew I had my word and THEME SONG for 2016.

Hallelujah!

It’s been a long time since lyrics hit me like this. It was as if someone got inside my head and then wrote down the words.

It was released a few weeks ago, but I would imagine everyone will hear it soon. Give it a listen. You’ll be glad you did.

“Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Andy Grammer –Lyrics

I’ve been grinding so long, been trying this shit for years
And I got nothing to show, just climbing this rope right here
And if there’s a man upstairs, he kept bringing me rain
But I’ve been sending up prayers and something’s changedI think I finally found my hallelujah
I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life
Now all my dreams are coming true, yeah
I’ve been waiting for this momentFeels good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Hallelujah, let that bass line move ya, say hey
And it’s good to be alive right about nowI was dead in the water, nobody wanted me
I was old news, I went cold as cold could be
But I kept throwing on coal tryna make that fire burn
Sometimes you gotta get scars to get what you deserve
I kept moving on and now I’m moving up
Damn, I’m feeling blessed with all this loveI think I finally found my hallelujah
I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life
Now all my dreams are coming true, yeah
I’ve been waiting for this moment

Feels good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Hallelujah, let that bass line move ya, say hey
And it’s good to be alive right about now

I almost can-, cannot handle it
I could get u-, could get used to this
I almost can-, cannot handle it
I could get u-, could get used to this

I think I finally found my
(Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah)

Feels good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Hallelujah, let that bass line move ya, say hey
And it’s good to be alive right about now

Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now
Good, good, good, good to be alive right about now

-From AZ Lyrics

 

Will this be your theme song for 2016? Don’t worry. We can share. 

 

66 thoughts on “When There Are No Words

  1. Holy Crap! I love it when you’re trying to find something, or having a bad day, and then BAM! The radio plays just the right song at just the right moment, and you’re like YES! I love it when things come together like that. Hallelujah is an awesome word for 2016, and that song … Duuuude what a great wake-up get-up and go song! I hadn’t heard it before, so thanks for post. Hallelujah Wild Rider, Hallelujah!

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    • Hallelujah to you, Guat!! Life is sure full of surprises. I’ve been dancing to that song metaphorically if not literally for the last two days! It will definitely be the theme song for many people this year!

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  2. I read Diana’s post and I’m still trying to think of the right word. I’d prefer to choose a word to describe a previous year instead of picking a word to predict the coming one. I do like the Bloggess’ idea ‘simple’. I’m leaning in the direction of minimalism.

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  3. Great tune! Hadn’t heard it yet. It’s all I could do to not get up from the computer and jive. That’s it! In the year 2016, Big Al be “jivin!”

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  4. First the Bloggess made me think of a word, and now you want a song? I don’t think I’m up to the task until I get a little more daylight back in my life. For the record, my word is “Warm”.

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    • No requirement here. I just decided this song would be my theme for the year! It’s a good one, don’t you think?
      I love warm. The words “warm woolen mittens” comes to mind first.
      Happy New Year, Cassandra!

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