Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A little Wednesday pick-me-up

You know those days. Those days, where as soon as you wake up everything that can go wrong does. You just know that the rest of the day is going to be awful too. And you know that if you were smart you would call in sick to work and just crawl back into bed for the entire day.

Well, I have found my instant pick-me-up for the days when I am just not sensible enough to stay at home and sulk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwunozm83VE

Accidentally Kelly Street- Frente
here's a door and
here's a window
here's the ceiling
here's the floor
the room is lit like
a black and white movie
the t.v.'s on, that's what it's for
and if you walk real slowly
you can feel the planet breathe
there's no need to feel so lowly
now that we've all learned to give

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

in the garden birds are singing
the sun is shining on the path
the wind is talking to the flowers
the dogs and cats all take a bath
and if you stop that talking
you can hear the traffic sigh
throw away those keys
start walking, watch those
tiny things go by

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

it's sunday everyday
and there's no need to rush around
inside of everybody there's sun
and laughter to be found
it seems that we're on holidays
and sleeping in is not a sin
all the housework's done by teatime
i'm feeling good about
the way i've been

perhaps this optimism
will crash on down
like a house of cards
i know that my decision
to change my life was not that hard

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

accidently...
accidently...
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet!


This song has been voted THE worst Australian song of all time..many many times. Joel calls it my 'sesame street' song. And yet I can't help but smile whenever I hear it.

It is the most sickly sweet, over-the-top, catchy, 'shoves happiness down your throat' song I have ever heard. How could that ever be a bad thing?

What is your instant pick-me-up when you're having a bad day?




Note: just don't ever watch the original video clip. Even I can't stomach that.

7 comments:

Mimi said...

watching my favorite feel-good movies is a sure way to cheer me up. :)

i hope you had a good new year! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Anait said...

Ahahaha love it! Hope your day gets better! You know what they say, without the bad you can't appreciate the good :)

I usually reach for coffee and chocolate when I need a pick-me up....actually I reach for coffee and chocolate anytime I can. Perhaps I should work on that?

Brandi said...

Very cute song! I'm sorry to hear your day didn't get off to the right start -- at least you've got a pick me up. Mine is probably a good pet of my fat cat's belly (seeing him so content makes me smile).

IfiHadaHammer said...

Baking cookies and playing lego's with my children always makes me smile.

Alyssa said...

oh i have a secret love for that song too!! its just so happy you cannot hate it :)

i think my happy song is step by step.... or... ok high school musical songs. gosh i hate myself for admitting that - but sometimes only trashy disney movies can pull you out of a slump!!!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

All your pick-me-ups sound great :) Especially chocolate haha. And I know what you mean Brandi, my cat has a fat belly too but he's so happy it makes me happy.
@alyssa: yay! Finally someone that loves the song! you are the first person I have met who agrees with me :p And disney movies are the best! Especially Aladdin :)

Ruth said...

Ah yes, I know this feeling all too well! It's usually pretty difficult for me to find that thing that picks-me-up, though. Sometimes blasting a great song in the car on the way to work does the trick though!

So glad you found something to cheer you :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!