You Gotta Be

Des Ree“Listen as your day unfolds…” That’s the first line from the song “You Gotta Be,” by Des’Ree. There’s so much wisdom in just that first line of this song. Do you listen or are you too numb to notice how your day is unfolding?

That’s not the only nugget of wisdom in this soulful tune:

Listen as your day unfolds, challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears, stand up and be counted
Don’t be ashamed to cry

You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Herald what your mother said
Reading the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view, my oh my, heh, hey


According to Wikipedia, Des’Ree said that the song was “about having the inner strength to figure out who you are.” Wow! Crank up this tune and let your SOUL send you the guidance to find out who you gotta be.

Leave a Reply