This Is A “Declaration” of “Doing All Right”

Two songs to reinforce and re-establish the “personableness” of this blog against the backdrop of politics and technology.

Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.
Photo by Frederic della Faille

Disclaimer: The songs and lyrics are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, and are provided here for informational and entertainment purposes only.

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Declaration (Words and music: Jon Black)

The Bonus track on Jon Black’s newest album, “Goodbye Golden Age”.

He wrote this song after having a fire drill at his office job, and, as he stood outside the building, decided that a cubicle wasn’t for him. That night, he went home and wrote this song, the next day, he quit his desk job to pursue his love for music.

You’ve got to be kidding me
This can’t be what I’m made for
To wake up and fall in line
Never feel or taste more

So I’m staring at the ocean tide
With this wind surrounding me
Let the restlessness inside
Lead to life abundantly

We’re living in a land
where we go through these motions
just like fools, just like slaves
bound up, and shackled in these chains
this is a declaration

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

It’s routine that’s robbing us
it’s routine some live for
‘Cause routine is safe and calm
Ah, but we could ride this storm
but we’re buried here alive
and we’ve got ourselves to blame
and we’ll never feel the sun
and we’ll never feel the rain

We’re living in a land
where we go through these motions
just like fools, just like slaves
bound up and shackled in these chains
this is a declaration

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We’re living in a land
where we go through these motions
just like fools, just like slaves
bound up and shackled in these chains
this is a declaration

This is a declaration

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We want more then this world can give
We want more then this world can give.

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Doing All Right (by: Queen)

Words and music by Brian May and Tim Staffell

“Doing All Right” was written by Brian May and Tim Staffell while in the pre-Queen band, Smile. The song changes many times throughout, from light pop music to acoustic guitars and even contains a section that could only be referred to as heavy metal. This is one of the few Queen songs to feature Brian May on the piano. (source: Wikipedia)

Yesterday my life was in ruin
Now today I know what I’m doing
Got a feeling I should be doing all right
Doing all right

Where will I be this time tomorrow?
Jumped in joy or sinking in sorrow
Anyway I should be doing all right
Doing all right

Should be waiting for the sun
Looking round to find the words to say
Should be waiting for the skies to clear
There ain’t time in all the world

Should be waiting for the sun
And anyway I’ve got to hide away

Yesterday my life was in ruin
Now today God knows what I’m doing
Anyway I should be doing all right
Doing all right

Doing all right

*******

Where words fail, music triumphs.

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This Is A "Declaration" of "Doing All Right"

Two songs to reinforce and re-establish the “personableness” of this blog against the backdrop of politics and technology.

Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.
Photo by Frederic della Faille

Disclaimer: The songs and lyrics are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels, and are provided here for informational and entertainment purposes only.

*****

Declaration (Words and music: Jon Black)

The Bonus track on Jon Black’s newest album, “Goodbye Golden Age”.

He wrote this song after having a fire drill at his office job, and, as he stood outside the building, decided that a cubicle wasn’t for him. That night, he went home and wrote this song, the next day, he quit his desk job to pursue his love for music.

You’ve got to be kidding me
This can’t be what I’m made for
To wake up and fall in line
Never feel or taste more

So I’m staring at the ocean tide
With this wind surrounding me
Let the restlessness inside
Lead to life abundantly

We’re living in a land
where we go through these motions
just like fools, just like slaves
bound up, and shackled in these chains
this is a declaration

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

It’s routine that’s robbing us
it’s routine some live for
‘Cause routine is safe and calm
Ah, but we could ride this storm
but we’re buried here alive
and we’ve got ourselves to blame
and we’ll never feel the sun
and we’ll never feel the rain

We’re living in a land
where we go through these motions
just like fools, just like slaves
bound up and shackled in these chains
this is a declaration

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We’re living in a land
where we go through these motions
just like fools, just like slaves
bound up and shackled in these chains
this is a declaration

This is a declaration

We want more
we want more
we want more
than this world can give

We want more then this world can give
We want more then this world can give.

***

Doing All Right (by: Queen)

Words and music by Brian May and Tim Staffell

“Doing All Right” was written by Brian May and Tim Staffell while in the pre-Queen band, Smile. The song changes many times throughout, from light pop music to acoustic guitars and even contains a section that could only be referred to as heavy metal. This is one of the few Queen songs to feature Brian May on the piano. (source: Wikipedia)

Yesterday my life was in ruin
Now today I know what I’m doing
Got a feeling I should be doing all right
Doing all right

Where will I be this time tomorrow?
Jumped in joy or sinking in sorrow
Anyway I should be doing all right
Doing all right

Should be waiting for the sun
Looking round to find the words to say
Should be waiting for the skies to clear
There ain’t time in all the world

Should be waiting for the sun
And anyway I’ve got to hide away

Yesterday my life was in ruin
Now today God knows what I’m doing
Anyway I should be doing all right
Doing all right

Doing all right

*******

Where words fail, music triumphs.