A Little Good News

Album: A Little Good News (1983)
Charted: 74
  • I rolled out this morning
    Kids had the mornin' news show on
    Bryant Gumbel was talkin' 'bout the fighting in Lebanon
    Some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
    It's gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy

    There's a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
    One more sad story's one more than I can stand
    Just once how I'd like to see the headline say
    "Not much to print today, can't find nothin' bad to say", because


    Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
    Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
    Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
    We sure could use a little good news today

    I'll come home this evenin'
    I'll bet that the news will be the same
    Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
    How I want to hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
    And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care
    Whoa, tell me

    Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
    And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
    And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
    We sure could use a little good news today


    Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
    Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
    FADE
    Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
    We sure could use a little good news todayWriter/s: RORY MICHAEL BOURKE, CHARLIE BLACK, TOMMY ROCCO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Arthur from New JerseyA number one country song that could have been number one pop. While most would consider "You Needed Me" to be her signature song, "A Little Good News" might be her best.
  • Staley from Dallas, TxI find it heartening to hear this song today, since so many of the problems mentioned in it have gone away (or at least made some progress). When I was a kid, it seemed like nothing ever changed. But when the Cold War ended, it seemed (to me at least) that history started moving again.
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