(Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel) I’m feeling good.

Can’t Drive 55:  Take the third line of the last song you heard, make it your post title, and write for a maximum of 15 minutes. GO!


The last song that I heard was Skrillex – bangarang feat. Sirah, but the one that I paid more attention to was sung by a contestant, in a singing competition, on the telly. He sang I got you (I feel good) by James Brown. A really good song that catches your attention in a matter of seconds – Captivating!

Later while checking the prompt I searched for the lyrics of the song to cross check the exact third line, but the web-search suggested that I should check out Michael Buble’s cover of the song – I’m feeling good. So, naturally I could not resist myself from listening to the “awesome-sauce” original version of this song sung by Nina Simone.

Now that is called a good prompt. And in keeping with the fifteen minute challenge I won’t write much. However, here are the first few lines of the song:

Birds flying low you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel.

(I guess this is the chorus)
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me yeah
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for meeeeee…
Ooh And I’m feeling good.

The way she sings “breeze” is so magical, actually her voice is. No it is the whole song, just transcendental. The lyrics are so simple yet sung with such passion that you can feel it inside you. Each word in the lyrics hits that right spot and makes you simply relate to it.

And that folks, is what music should do for/to you… take you to your happy place.You can enjoy the song, you can take the lovely message, but it is the instrumental and the voice that you will never forget.

I love this one, it makes me feel good because it is a new dawn, a new day and a new life for me after I’m done listening to this song (haha) it makes me feel good. And for a change, I can actually listen to some vocals and not just some loud instrumental with repetitive chorus that a lot of fellows, of my age-group, seem to enjoy these days.

Link to Nina Simone’s song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Y11hwjMNs.

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