"Joy" by R&F Newman (BMI)

 

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Chorus:
Kick those crushing cares - crash out from under
Grab Joy right by the heels I think you've stunned her
We'll fall giggling to the ground - goodbye deep and profound
Drink down the wonder


Lyrics:
Joy © 1995 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

O Joy, you wilding sprite - it's you we're after
Just like a flash you're gone me chase you faster
For the moment you stick around
I'll fall right to the ground and roar with laughter
O time, persistent pain - from you we're running
I site you for entrapment - you're so cunning
Never noticed you when I was young
Now I'm grabbing hold of fun and leave you counting

(Chorus)
Kick those crushing cares - crash out from under
Grab Joy right by the heels I think you've stunned her
We'll fall giggling to the ground - goodbye deep and profound
Drink down the wonder
Facing down the big ones; hunger, homelessness, and health
Preserving precious green in time - imbalance of world wealth
Then I scramble signals to my brain - let worthless worries lurk
Like thinking 'bout my thigh size - why's my cooking taste like dirt

Kick those ...
It's priority-juggling maze - balance family, work and friends
Half-done projects left for days and the laundry never ends
Where's the time to practice music - get the exercise I need
And it kills me just to think of all the books I'll never read

Kick those ...

(Bridge)
Laughing so hard I can hardly breath
Holding my stomach and rolling around
Screaming with laughter-pounding the ground
I can hardly breath!

Hey, you there with the scythe - is there no hiding?
I believe Sir John of songs we go on shining
And I pray with Joy he shines
Tangerine skies in our minds and in our dreaming
Hey, you there with the scythe - is there no hiding?
I believe Sir John of songs we go on shining
We'll be shining - dreaming on - drink down the wonder

O Joy, you wilding sprite, it's you we're after
But like a flash you're gone - me chase you faster
So, if Joy shows up today - better get right down and play
And grab that laughter


Genre: upbeat, with a slight melancholy undertone, rock, pop, easy listening, kids/family, alternative, ac (adult contemporary)

(note to a&r: Genre is strictly speaking a subset of performance, not lyric and melody. So if you are looking for material to cover, consider searching all genres ... then interpret it in your genre)

About the Song
description: The constant search for joy in our lives and our skills at subverting that search.

Title: Joy
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording
Title: Joy
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Heavy Construction"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Patrick Lavery (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA
Review quotes: Music Street Journal - "This is straightforward rock and roll meets Blondie."
Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase - These stores are just a few places you can buy TagYerit's "Joy" digitally

Buy the entire Heavy Construction CD at CDBaby

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords: pursuit of happiness

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