lifeblood: songs: lyrics: a little good news


i rolled out this morning
kids had the mornin' news show on
diane sawyer was talkin' 'bout the fighting in lebanon
some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
it's gonna get worse you see
we need a change in policy

there's a local paper
rolled up in a rubber band
one more sad story's one more than i can stand
just once
how i'd like to see the headline say
not much to print today
can't find nothin' bad to say
because
nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
nobody od'ed
nobody burned a single buildin' down
nobody fired a shot in anger
nobody had to die in vain
we sure could use
a little good news today

i'll come home this evenin'
i'll bet that the news will be the same
somebody takes a hostage somebody steals a plane
how i want to hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
and how we cleaned up the air
how everybody learned to care
whoa tell me
nobody was assassinated in the whole third world today
and in the hills of gaza all the children had to do was play
and everybody loves everybody in the good old usa
we sure could use
a little good news today

(one more sad story)
nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
(is more than i can stand)
nobody od'ed
nobody burned a single buildin' down
(one more sad story)
nobody fired a shot in anger
nobody had to die in vain
(is more than i can stand)
we sure could use
a little good news today
(we could use a little good news)
nobody was assassinated in the whole third world today
(we could use a little good news)
in the hills of gaza all the children had to do was play
(we could use a little good news)
and everybody loves everybody in the good old usa
we sure could use
a little good news today
we sure could use
a little good news today

words and music by rory michael bourke, charlie black, and tommy rocco


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