"Take time to give thanks, Make time to be giving.
Come stop and think twice about the way that I'm living.
Did I say a kind word, am I proud of my actions?
You know a job well done gives me satisfaction.
Can I earn your trust, your love and affection?
Just one step at a time in the right direction.
Gonna aim for the sky, keep my feet on the ground,
Raise my voice to the heavens, make a joyful sound.
Na Na Na.... Make a joyful sound (2X)
Can I sing for my supper, play for my rent?
I know it sounds funny, but it's how my time's spent.
Greet everyday with full purpose, with passion and pride
I’m gonna follow my heart and have nothing to hide.
A moment of insight, I know why I'm here.
You know the time just stops, I see it all real clear.
I’ve got to set an example, make some mischief and fun
Gotta do unto others and play a phat bass run (Bridge) (Solo)
I gotta work hard every day and give it my best
Grab hold of fear and negativity and lay them to rest
I know my time here's important, Can I do the right thing?
Practice patience and forgiveness, feel the joy that they bring.
Can I lay down tonight without feeling regret?
I know the love that I give becomes the love that I get
Well do you hear what I'm saying, makin' sense to you?
Well if you feel it in your heart, then you’ll wanna sing too. (CHORUS)
(No Bass) Don't wanna sound all preachy or make you feel all wrong
Just wanna write some kinda lyric, Sing a feel good song
It's kinda hard to explain, It's just a feeling I get
From making music, makin love, gettin' both feet wet
(Groove) Well every piece to the puzzle's snapped tight in the groove.
I Close my eyes, breathe deeply, and, Let my feet move.
You know I feel a little better now, from speaking my mind
Good vibes in circulation, let’s see who they find."
from hardly average...,
track released June 8, 2012
Written by String Cheese Incident
Performed by Average Mammal
Craig Olson: guitars & vocal
Walker Evans: drums
Richard Keene: keys
Joe Marx: percussion