“Counting Stars” By One Republic

Slide1I honestly do not listen to this type of music, but in the background the other day, I had on the People’s Choice Awards, which I also typically do not watch.  One Republic caught my attention with this song, however.   This song struck me as so profound.  It’s about hope in the future, removing greed, releasing the impact this life has on us, and wanting a new one of true freedom in love.  I found these lyrics that night simply to read them over again several times.

Are you counting stars?

Such impact from words from a younger generation. I believe more and more folks are working towards a better One Love World. And, this is another very promising sign. When you find yourself following the masses, step aside and think “Is this what I really want?”  Am I purchasing this item because the advertisement told me I’d be better loved because of it?  Do I really believe I have to be one of the crowd, and fade into the background?  Or do I want to take a stand and discover how truly unique and beautiful I am?  And to share my unique gifts with the world? Do you believe there is such negativity in the world simply because the news programs talk more about it than other stories? Do you want to be a part of all the drama?  Or do you believe there is more good in the world?  Do you believe there is hope for the future? Are you willing to bring that future to your world and then share it with the world around you? Do you want true freedom in Love?

May you hope about what could be and take action to make it happen.

Namaste!

Heather

©2013

“Counting Stars”

[Chorus]
Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Yeah, we’ll be counting stars[Verse 1]
I see this life
Like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
In my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and ye shall findOld, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
I’m just doing what we’re toldI feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus]
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars

[Verse 2]
I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
Hope is our four letter word
Make that money
Watch it burn

Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
I’m just doing what we’re told

And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

[Chorus]
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars

Oh, oh, oh.

[Bridge 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons I learned

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus]
Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard (hey!)
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin’ hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars

[Outro 4x:]
Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons I learned

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4 responses to ““Counting Stars” By One Republic

  1. It is so interesting how messages make their way in the universe. I have heard this song so many times recently – I have a child who listens to Disney Radio in the car – and each time, it resonates with my soul. I have been meaning to post something about it so thank you for bringing attention to this beautiful and soulful song.

    • Thank you for your comment! I agree. I love musicians who can bring such messages to the world…really, anyone with the reach and creativity to send messages of Love, Hope & More. My wish is more people do this, AND, more people listen and act upon it. My nieces LOVE One Dimension, yet, I’ve never really “heard” their music. I applaud them!!! Namaste!

  2. Tammy

    Thanks for sharing this! I love it!! And we can change the “no more counting dollars” to “no more counting_____” whatever it is that we are spending too much time/energy on. So true!!!

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