Looking back on life, it seems that having a balanced life is one an important part of life. Each phase of life, our own desires and daily stresses of life, can cause us to be out of balance. If we can see that and correct it quickly, we are usually fine. Being out of balance for a long time, can cause negative consequences on our life. Each verse of the song the lyrics talk about physical balance, financial balance, and emotional balance.
I remember as a young man and observe young people today, having the desire to live above their means, which can cause stress. The lyrics talk about the trade offs we make in life, with the thought that doing with less will allow us to live with less stress and enjoy living a better life.
Being part of the baby boomer generation, I feel we moved into jobs, family life, and buying a house quite easily.
I see that road being tougher for young people making their start today. I was playing with words that end with “tion” and ended up making a somewhat humorous, story song.
There are many NIMBY issues that we can be opposed to. Maybe you are opposed to have a commercial building being built across the street from you, or a center for homeless people being opened in your neighborhood. Watch the lyric video here.
Read the blog post on the history of the song here.
This song is about how people sometimes keep doing things that don’t bring them happiness. A different take on the definition of insanity – doing the same things over and over, and expecting a different result.
Social Issues Song Medley – from the Balance In Life album
After releasing the Balance In Life album, I realized that I had written song on a few different themes. One of the themes was Social Issues. I had written three songs about social issues titled – Every Form of Refuge, Not In My Backyard – NIMBY, The Occupation Song. I decided to put them together in a medley format, which I have done here. Take a listen.
The phrase is simple and the words are few,
but behind them is a whole lot of appreciation.
Thank You’s from the Mission Ukulele Circle
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