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Theme Song Thursday: Something’s Coming

14 Jun

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare

The self-fulfilling prophecy is a statement that alters actions and therefore comes true. For example, a person stating “I’m probably going to have a lousy day,” might alter his actions so that such a prediction is fulfilled by his actions. This may be an unconscious gesture. A person who might espouse a self-fulfilling prophecy in a positive way “I’m going to have a great day,” might act in ways that will actually make this prediction true.

I’ve been listening to my “West Side Story” CD in the car. Of course, I always sing along while I’m driving. One song in particular has resonated strongly with me. I like to think I am an extremely positive person, but when I’m belting out the words to this song, something takes control of my brain, making me believe that something great is going to happen. I wake up every morning and say to myself, “What a wonderful day! I can’t wait to see what happens!” A self-fulfilling prophecy? Perhaps! Try it…you’ll like it!

SOMETHING’S COMING from West Side Story
Could be
Who knows?
There’s something due any day
I will know right away
Soon as it shows
It may come cannonballin’ down through the sky
Gleam in its eye
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Under a tree
I got a feeling there’s a miracle due
Gonna come true
Coming to me
Could it be?
Yes it could
Something’s coming
Something good
If I can wait
Something’s coming I don’t know what it is
But it is
Gonna be great!
With a click
With a shock
Phone’ll jingle
Door’ll knock
Open the latch!
Something’s coming, don’t know when
But it’s soon
Catch the moon
One handed catch
Around the corner
Or whistling down the river
Come on – deliver
To me
Will it be? Yes it will
Maybe just by holding still
It’ll be there!
Come on, something, come on in
Don’t be shy
Meet a guy
Pull up a chair
The air is hummin’
And something great is coming
Who knows
It’s only just
Out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight…

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/somethings-coming-lyrics-westside-story.html ]