When Life Gets You Down, Get Up!

 

Let Mary Help You LOVE Your Divinefulness

Listen to this clip of a rough cut of her song.  She wrote and produced it without any musical background or knowledge.  All made possible by loving her Divinefulness, that is, your True Self, empowered by God's love

 

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Story Behind the Song

After I decided to publish my first book, I thought about survivors visiting my website. I wanted to console them somehow; especially, if they were having a bad day. I kept thinking about the old “Cheers” TV series, and how it had such a fun and cheerful theme song. That’s what I wanted: a “feel good” theme song for my website, so I prayed for it.  Considering I know nothing about music, I believe God delivered big time.  Be sure to let me know what you think!

By the looks on their faces, I knew the few people I told about my idea didn’t think it was so great. I just couldn’t give up on it, so I started praying for it the summer of 2008. The words came to me over time, but it wasn’t until right before Christmas that year I finished the lyrics.

For the longest time, I knew the song was incomplete because it had no heart and soul. A stanza was missing. I finally understood after the words came to me. God held back the stanza, not because he was being stingy, but because I had to learn to live the words on my own before I could write them. I had to be authentic.

In 2009, I asked my friend Shyvone Blunt if she would record the song for me. I didn’t even know if she could sing. Something told me to ask her, and, boy, can she sing! God works in mysterious ways because Shyvone was estranged from God at the time. He loves drama, too, because I don’t know anything about music. The words and the music just started coming to me one day, and more songs just keep coming. I finished writing a rap song a while back (to be released), and God only knows what’s next.

 

Lyrics for “When Life Gets You Down, Get Up!”

Vocalist Shyvone Blunt
Musical Arrangement by Turrell Brown
Music and Lyrics by Mary Vasquez

Don’t listen to the voices in your head
convincing you that your dreams are dead.
Tell them. Right here. Right now. They’re wrong.
Go back and say, “No way. I’m strong!

When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up. When life…
When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up. When life…
When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up.

When your friends laugh and look at you
And say, “Your dreams won’t ever come true.”
Tell them. Right here. Right now. They’re wrong.
Get out! Get out! And move along.”

When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up. When life…
When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up. When life…
When life gets you down, get up.
When life gets you down, get up.

When you’re settled in your new found life,
Things are goin’ great and there’s no more strife.
A good friend comes along n’ then you feel betrayed
When you want to quit and hide away.
Feelin’ like you can’t take life no more.
Get down on your knees ‘n keep hittin’ that floor.

When life kicks you down, pray hard. Pray hard! Pray hard ‘n find the light!

When you listen and you pray some more
Real soon you’ll find that open door
Just keep prayin’ hard; keep hittin’ that floor
Tell God. Right here. Right now. I’m yours.
I’ll give you all of me mind, body, and soul
He’ll pave a way and show you a new role.

When God lifts you up, give thanks. Give thanks! Give thanks and be the light!
When God lifts you up, give thanks. Give thanks! Give thanks and be the light!
When God lifts you up, give thanks. Give thanks! Give thanks and be the light!