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Posted: 09/27/05 03:58 AM
Author: jeannie545
Location: Florida
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Driving me crazy! Hard to forget but impossible to remember.
PLEASE HELP! This song was really different from any other song I have ever heard. The hole thing is spoken (not rap though). It's a graduation speech given by what seems to be the principal. The whole song is a bunch of one-line pearls of wisdom and at the end of each verse he says "Dance. (pause) Even if you don't know how to". The only lyrics I remember go something like "be nice to your siblings if you have them. They're the closest connection you have to your past and..." something about being the relationship most likely to last in the future?? It sounds kind of cheesy but it was actually a really cool song. The first time I heard this song I thought "is this a joke" but before the song was over I thought "this is really cool". Someone out there tell me I'm not the only one who remember's this song. I really want to hear it again but I don't remember the title and I never knew the artist.


Posted: 09/27/05 09:46 AM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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Driving me crazy! Hard to forget but impossible to remember.
BAZ LUHRMANN - EVERYBODY'S FREE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN


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Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

The supposed chain of events surrounding the creation of the song, Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen), aka "Sunscreen", is an interesting story in itself. In 1998 a student found the 1997 Mary Schmich column in the Chicago Tribune in which she gave advice to her audience in the style of a graduation speech. The student sent it via the internet all over world, gave the authorship credit to Kurt Vonnegut, and said it was a commencement address given by Vonnegut at MIT. Movie director Baz Luhrmann discovered this internet work just when he happened to be doing a remix of a 1992 dance hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)." Luhrmann immediately saw some possibilities and, within one day, he hired an actor to read the text against a remixed musical background and the song was born.


Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97, Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh never mind, you will never understand the power and the beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in twenty years, you will look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future or worry that know that worrying is as affective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindsides you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Sing.
Don't be reckless with other peoples' hearts; don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss.
Don't waste your time on jealously, sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults.
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters; throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the "Funky Chicken" on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body.
Use it every way you can, don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance.
Even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room.
Read the directions even if you don't follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.


Chorus
Brother and sister together will make it through,
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there,
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out, whenever I ca-a-an


Get to know your parents.
You never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings.
They are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go.
But a precious few, who should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, for as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.
Accept certain alible truths: prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old and when you do, you'll fanaticise that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse but you'll never know when either one will run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're forty, it will look eighty-five.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia.
Dispensing it is a way of wishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.


Chorus


Everybody's Free, oh yeah, to feel good, ohhhhh, to feel good.


Dan
Posted: 09/27/05 10:28 AM
Author: jeannie545
Location: Florida
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Driving me crazy! Hard to forget but impossible to remember.
Dan! Thank you so much! I can't believe my luck that you knew the song and had it too! If I was in GA I would kiss you. That song has been on my mind for months. You have really made my day. Thanks again:)
Posted: 09/29/05 08:21 PM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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Driving me crazy! Hard to forget but impossible to remember.
Jeannie,

You're Welcome!

Dan


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