Third Time Is The Charm

Three years ago today I started this blog with the post “(Just Like) Starting Over.” It’s not an easy thing to start over but it’s necessary when the path you’re on hits a dead end. By the age of three, most of us have mastered the whole walking-and-talking thing, even if distances are difficult for little legs, and not all of the words make sense. All languages sound foreign until you do the painstaking work of assembling a vocabulary, one word at a time.

Here’s a song that doesn’t have a lot of words but the ones it has are good and hopeful. With words and melody that even a 3 year old can understand, here’s Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”

Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Singing’ “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!”

Rise up this morning
Smiled with the rising sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singing sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Saying, “This is my message to you”

Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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