Track 9 from Sheryl Crow's self-titled album: do you remember?

Love is a Good Thing, y'all. A really, really good thing.

While not nearly as famous as, say, If it Makes you Happy or Everyday is a Winding Road, this song has arguably had a greater influence on my life. (For reference, this album is in my personal top 2. I was four when it was released, and I have not stopped listening since my sister brought it home.) It is also immensely relevant to right now. I am sorry Sheryl, but this is an if it makes you sad. (This is such a bad pun, but guise. I needed this one. Let me have it)

Watch out sister, watch out brother,
Watch our children while they kill each other
With a gun they bought at Wal-mart discount stores
Welcome to the hallway, metal detectors just been installed
Hey isn't cops and robbers gettin' to be a big bore
Mary, Mary quite contrary, close the door now,
It's much too scary
And you might see something you wish you hadn't seen
Out of sight, out of time, out of patience,
And I'm out of my mind
Governor, tell me what does it mean
Dance children, dance to the beat
Wanna be a hippy cause life is so sweet
Good morning Haight
Dance children, dance to the beat
Wanna rock and roll up and down the street,
I've got a message

Love is a good thing
Love is a good, love is a good,
Love is a good thing

Politicians on a mission,
Build them up, bring them down
For the good of the system
Well we don't like the way you live your life
I got one thing I must express
We try our criminals in the press
Justice is a fading light
Mary, Mary quite contrary, close the door now
It's much too scary
And you might see something you wish you hadn't seen
Out of sight, out of time, out of patience,
And I'm out of my mind
Governor, tell me what does it mean
Dance children, dance to the beat
Wanna be a hippy cause life is so sweet
Good morning hate
Dance children, dance to the beat
Wanna rock and roll up and down the street
I've got a message

Love is a good thing
Love is a good, love is a good,
Love is a good thing

It's more than 15 years later, and we have the same shit in a different package. At least we also still have Sheryl.

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Maybe it is really Hippy-dippy of Sheryl and I, but we can't forget about love. It is a message, and a way of life.

On another note, I am going out tonight and getting really drunk. I love you GT!