Lyrics: Happy Birthday [I’m Getting My Act Together…]

OK, Folks, you know the drill. Allright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and watch as a tall, lanky man in a khaki uniform strides out, introduces himself as Sheriff John, and says “Here’s a little ditty from I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road (1978, Book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer, Music by Nancy Ford) for [assignment: name]“. He then brings in the 5-piece Liberated Man’s Band, and sings:

I’ve got these arms that can reach out.
I’ve got these eyes that can see.
I’ve got this voice that can sing.
Celebration of me.

And I don’t know what’s coming
But this new day feels fine
’cause I woke up this morning,
and the face in the mirror was mine.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

I’ve got these friends I can count on
And they can love and let be
I’ve got these feet that can dance.
Celebration of me.

And I don’t know what’s coming
But I am my own design.
And my whole life is a poem
and the words and rhythm are mine.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

This is the day I was born
This is the day I begin
With the rain still tap-dancing on my head
The sun is starting to grin
(Happy Birthday)
(Happy Birthday)
(Happy Birthday)
(Happy Birthday)

And I don’t know what’s coming
But this new day feels fine
’cause I woke up this morning,
and the face in the mirror was mine.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

 

Share

2 Replies to “Lyrics: Happy Birthday [I’m Getting My Act Together…]”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.