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Radio XII, side A, track 8: “Live It Up” by Gardner Cole

Oh, Gardner Cole, it was like you combined NBC’s “One To Grow On” with a kid from a dance club.  Maybe if there’d been more songs like this when I was a kid we’d have more scientists and doctors and all kinds of important jobs filled because this song made it very clear that wanting to learn things was cool.  And you could dance to it.  Of course, it also sent the message not to be too materialistic and to measure success by family and friends, which sounds like hippy talk to me, Gardner Cole, so maybe we wouldn’t have as many stockbrokers and bankers and financiers and such. . .hmmm.  I think you were on to something, Gardner Cole.  And you were ahead of your time, too.  I mean, we live in the age of Facebook, where you can keep a running tally of how many friends and family you actually have in your life, so those folks with thousands of friends and likes and followers are successful indeed.

“Live It Up”

Hey
I say
What’s on my mind

I have no patience
Or time for lines

I gotta quench
My thirst to learn

Seek out adventure
At every turn

It’s okay if ya
Don’t win
The first time you try, get up again

Just use your heart
And give it all ya got, ’cause
It’s all that matters in the end

Live it up
When life brings you down
Live it up
‘Cause that’s all that counts
Gotta live it up
Don’t be a face in the crowd
Live it up
As it spins around

Life
Is short
So make it last

Leave all your cares and worries in the past

Take time ta do
The simple things

Measure success with love and friends

It’s your life if ya
Don’t live there’s no one to blame except yourself

Don’t ever quit
However bad it gets
Just
Reach down inside and find the strength

Live it up
When life brings you down
Live it up
‘Cause that’s all that counts
Gotta live it up
Don’t be a face in the crowd
Live it up
As it spins around

Spins around
Spins around (around, around, around)

Ow!

Hey!

<awesome Gardner Cole jam>

It’s okay if ya
Don’t win
The first time you try, get up again

Just use your heart
And give it all you got, ’cause
It’s all that matters in the end

So live it up
When life brings you down
Live it up
‘Cause that’s all that counts
Gotta live it up
Don’t be a face in the crowd
Live it up
As it spins around

Live it
Up
When life brings you down
Live it
Up
‘Cause that’s all that counts
Gotta live it up
Don’t be a face in the crowd
Live it
Up
As it spins around
Live it
Up
Gotta live it up
Live it
Up
When life brings ya down
Live it up
Gotta live it up
Live it
Up

Yeah yeah yeah

Live it
Up
Gotta live it up
Live it
Up

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