One of my friends in the UK is going through a rough patch in his career path.
I spoke to him yesterday on the phone, and I could sense the apprehension and uncertainty in his voice.
The journey through life is not an easy one.
I've been there, and I've had my days. On those days, time slows down to a trickle (It always does when you're in pain), and things lose their colour, food loses its taste.
It is those days that I put on my buble cd and start belting out the tunes in the shower, in my room, whilst driving my car, and I call my friends to get moral support.
So to my friend, listen carefully to the lyrics of this song, cheer up, and know you have a friend 8,000 KM away who is NEVER too busy to lend a hearing ear.
Because I know I do too. Oh yeah, try singing to it, in the shower! Sway to the blues dude, sway to the blues!
(Don't let it get you, don't let it get you down For this world keeps on spinning 'round)
That's life That's what all the people say You're riding high in April You're shot down in May I know I'm gonna change that tune When I'm back on top in June
I say that's life & as funny as it may seem Some people get their kicks Stompin' on your dreams But I don't let it, let it get me down 'Cause this fine ol' world keeps spinning 'round
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, A poet, a pawn & a king I've been up & down & over & out But I know one thing Each time I find myself, flat on this face I pick myself up & get back in the race
That's life I can't deny it I thought of quitting, baby This heart wasn't gonna buy it And if I didn't think it was worth one single try I'd jump right on a big bird & then I'd fly
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, A poet, a pawn & a king I've been up & down & over & out And I know one thing Each time I find myself flat on my face I pick myself up & get back in the race
That's life That's life & I can't deny it Many times I thought of cutting out But my heart won't buy it But if there's nothing shakin' come this here July I'm gonna roll I'm gonna roll I'm gonna roll myself up in a big ball & die Can't deny it That's life