>sunny side up

>sometimes i get really sick of listening to the same songs on my playlists day in and day out at work, so i set my ipod to “shuffle all” and see what comes up. today, an old favorite came on: “sunny side to every situation” from 42nd street. i thought about all my stress from the past few weeks and tried to think of the GOOD that has/will come out out of it.

BAD: my computer is a piece of crap
SUNNY SIDE: i’m getting a new macbook that will last for years and years!

BAD: missing 4 days of school
SUNNY SIDE: my teachers were understanding, i get to see my parents, and i’ll get to catch up all the magazines that have been tossed aside in favor of “priniples of finance” (GAG)

BAD: doing bad on my finance test
SUNNY SIDE: i’ll study my butt off for the next test, the curve bumped my score up, and i have the option to take the final and replace my score

BAD: i bought a new pair of jeans (badly needed, i might add) and the zipper was broken
SUNNY SIDE: my wonderful friend brigetta has taken up sewing and replaced the zipper for me! they’re perfect now!

so, i guess my advice is to try and look for the positive in everything. it might actually work!

ps: lyrics to “sunny side…”
Sing tra la la la la la la la,
The sun may never, never shine,
But tra la la la la la la la,
Somewhere the weather’s fine.

Long ago, one fine day,
Some philosopher was heard to say,
“There’s a sunny side to ev’ry situation,”
And the same applies to you,
His philosophy’s still true,
There’s a funny side to ev’ry situation.

You’ve no dough, so relax,
You don’t have to pay an income tax.
You’ve no job so just pretend it’s your vacation.
Should the landlord raise your rent
Hum your nose and paint your tent
Ev’ry situation has a sunny side.

Sing tra la la la la la la la,
The sun may never, never shine,
But tra la la la la la la la,
Somewhere the weather’s fine.

With no bonds and no stocks
In your little safe deposit box,
You can never be affected by inflation.
When your car is out of gas,
Then no red lights can you pass,***
Ev’ry situation has a sunny side.
Ev’ry situation has a sunny side.

Additional Verse:
Though some eggs are dark outside,
They look diff’rent when they’re fried,
Ev’ry situation has a sunny side.

When it rains, when it pours,
Think how nice it is to stay indoors,
There’s a sunny side of ev’ry situation.
When your rent is overdue,
Let the landlord fret for you,
There’s a funny side to ev’ry situation.

When you broke, through and through,
Folks can’t borrow anything from you,
That is what we call the law of compensation.
When it’s rainin’ cats and dogs,
Think how swell it is for frogs,
Ev’ry situation has a sunny side.

When you lose all you own
And they take away your telephone,
And you feel that you are out of circulation,
Say, you’re lucky after all,
Those insurance men can’t call,
Ev’ry situation has a sunny side.

***(kevin wenzel original, ladies and gents)

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