There Is Joy

© 2016 Kaia Fowler

~For everyone who seeks to experience joy in these hard times with thanks to Steffi for the inspiration.

If the words spoken on the radio
Get you down, make you feel so sad,
Remember, we can only do our part,
And we deserve joy even when the world’s gone mad.

There is joy in friends’ embraces,
In strangers’ faces, in unexpected places.
There is joy inside of you and me.
With every breath we breathe, there is joy.
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh.

If you’ve forgotten how, or maybe gotten lost.
Look around you now. You’ll find your way.
Like kids laughing in the park on a hot summer night,
Let’s make some noise. Come on out and play.

There is joy in friends’ embraces,
In strangers’ faces, in unexpected places.
There is joy inside of you and me.
With every breath we breathe, there is joy.
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh.

Today, in the face of suffering.
I saw a new widow laugh at a story well told.
Tears of mirth and grief mingled in her eyes
With all the glorious love her heart could hold.

There is joy in friends’ embraces,
In strangers’ faces, in unexpected places.
There is joy inside of you and me.
With every breath we breathe, there is joy.
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh.
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh.

So if the words posted on the internet
Get you down, make you feel so sad.
Remember, we can always do our part,
And share our joy even when the world’s gone mad.

There is joy in friends’ embraces,
In strangers’ faces, in unexpected places.
There is joy inside of you and me.
With every breath we breathe, there is joy.
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh.