12.11.2014

Why Everything Is Awesome


     She sighed. "You have no idea how many times I've heard 'Everything is Awesome.' My kids want me to play it every time we're in the car. Over and over and over."

     "Well, everything is awesome," I replied, grinning. "The lyrics are a little strange though," I admitted.

     "I know. Dip my body in chocolate frosting? What?"

     "Yes, the message is rather unsubstantial, but fun," I observed. "Most song lyrics are these days."

     So naturally we put it in, and listened to this:

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream

Everything is better when we stick together
Side by side, you and I gonna win forever, let's party forever
We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me, we're all working in harmony

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream

(Wooo)
3, 2, 1. Go

Have you heard the news, everyone's talking
Life is good 'cause everything's awesome
Lost my job, it's a new opportunity
More free time for my awesome community

I feel more awesome than an awesome possum
Dip my body in chocolate frostin'
Three years later, wash off the frostin'
Smellin' like a blossom, everything is awesome
Stepped in mud, got new brown shoes
It's awesome to win, and it's awesome to lose (it's awesome to lose)

Everything is better when we stick together
Side by side, you and I, gonna win forever, let's party forever
We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me, we're all working in harmony

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream

Blue skies, bouncy springs
We just named two awesome things
A Nobel prize, a piece of string
You know what's awesome? EVERYTHING!

Dogs with fleas, allergies,
A book of Greek antiquities
Brand new pants, a very old vest
Awesome items are the best

Trees, frogs, clogs
They're awesome
Rocks, clocks, and socks
They're awesome
Figs, and jigs, and twigs
That's awesome
Everything you see, or think, or say
Is awesome

Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome when we're living our dream 

     And I can't help but wonder why this song is so popular. Yes, it's fun, and I had convinced her by now that everything IS awesome although the lyrics are quite ridiculous.

     But really, not everything feels awesome all the time.

     But we can know He works it all together for the good of those who love Him (paraphrased from Romans 8:28).

     So everything is awesome, even if it is only because it is going to one day work out for the best.

~Madeline

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, friend. God is faithful; even when we're thrown a curveball and nothing looks awesome. It will be one day. Hanging on to that! Hugs, k

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Thank you for reading! Also, thank you for making my day brighter with your encouraging words. I cherish each and every comment. If you check back in a day or two, I should have responded to your note. Thanks for dropping me a line!

~Madeline