“Never give up believing that there is hope for BETTER DAYS to come. Bad things happen for a reason and sometimes it is to bring us to those BETTER DAYS.” Nishan Panwar

Last week’s Inauguration ceremony was absolutely refreshing!!! It was a day filled with promise and hope. I, filled with pride, tearfully watched as the FIRST woman, who happens to also be the FIRST African-American, was sworn in as Vice President of these United States. It was a day filled with FIRSTS. From the thoughtfulness of hosting the FIRST Grief ceremony acknowledging those who lost their lives lost to Covid-19 to the inspirational poem led by the FIRST 22-year-old African-American youth poet laureate, the inaugural events and activities were filled with hope. It was absolutely refreshing to see such diversity and harmony. It was absolutely refreshing to hear words of encouragement and of hope. The Inauguration ceremony and all of these FIRST inspired me to believe that BETTER DAYS are ahead. And after 4 years of constant stress caused by the orange guy, Americans are looking forward to experiencing some BETTER DAYS. So this week at whatstheship.com, we will talk SHIP about looking forward to BETTER DAYS!!!

After the Biden-Harris Inauguration, I watched Celebrating America primetime and heard Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons perform the song BETTER DAYS and I loved it. According to Billboard, after the Inauguration, BETTER DAYS broke Shazaam’s records for most Shazamed song in a single day in the United States. I can see why because it is a beautiful song. It speaks of the patience we need as we journey towards BETTER DAYS and reassures us that BETTER DAYS are ahead. And that’s exactly what America needs –HOPE. So the lyrics of BETTER DAYS will serve as this week’s blog post. Enjoy!!

BETTER DAYS

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel
Keep your eyes on the road ahead
But if you’re feeling lost in the night
It’s okay to cry
Just as long as you hold your head’

Cause we’re on our way to better
Better’s ahead, better’s ahead
It get’s worse ‘fore it gets better
But better’s ahead, better’s ahead
Better days are comin’ (better and better and better, ooh-ooh)
Better days are comin’ (ooh-ooh, better days)
Better days, better days (better and better and better, oh-ooh)
Better days are comin’ (better days, better days)

I know you’ve been kicked down
Slept on, let down, faith gone
Waited for too long for somethin’ to lean on (lean on)
You feel weak, just be strong (ooh)
Deep breath, stay calm
If you just press on, press on, press on

You gon’ see there’s a light at the end of the tunnel (at the end of the tunnel)
Keep your eyes on the road ahead (on the road ahead)
And if you’re feelin’ lost in the night (lost in the night)
It’s okay to cry (it’s okay to cry)
Just as long as you hold your head’

Cause we’re on our way to better (ah)
Better’s ahead (better), better’s ahead (ah)
It get’s worse ‘fore it gets better (ah-ah-ah)
But better’s ahead, better’s ahead
Better days are comin’ (better and better and better, ooh-ooh, I know, I know)
Better days are comin’ (ooh-ooh)
(Better days, better days, better and better and better, ooh-ooh)
And better days are comin’ (ooh-ooh)
(Better days, better days)

I know you feel left out and stepped on
Keep goin’, keep goin’
Shine bright, don’t dim yours for no one
Keep goin’ higher, and higher and higher and higher

Better days, better days are comin’ (better days)
Better days, better days (on their way) are comin’ (’cause I know)
Better days, better days (better days) are comin’ (yeah)
Better days (comin’), better days (I know)
Better days are comin’

The song lyrics to BETTER DAYS are comforting and invoke hope. It is what America and Americans need right now because the past 4 years have been a living nightmare. But, over 80 million fed-up Americans voted for change and it was those 80 million votes that illuminated the light at the end of the tunnel which allowed America to get on the right track to BETTER DAYS ahead!!

SHIP TALK: Do you believe BETTER DAYS are ahead?

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