Shut up and Smile! Are we all just a bunch of complainers?

  1. I love, love, love this song...I try and sing it, when ever I feel like complaining (sometimes it works, sometimes not).

    What do you think, do people complain too much, instead of appreciating what we have?

    Bowling for Soup's "Shut-Up And Smile"

    Its not the end of the world
    In fact its not even the end of the summer
    But thank god the tv is on
    Cuz theres no way we could know
    Anything that’s goin down
    Or how were supposed to be feeling about it
    I cant tell you how much I wish we could shut up and smile, yeah

    Sail around the world and tell them all to keep singing it
    la la la la la la
    all we needs a harmony and we’ll convince the world to sing
    la la la la la la
    throw your arms around someone (throw your arms around someone)
    maybe spread a little love
    I know it sounds a little dumb (or maybe I’m a little drunk)
    But all we need is some ice cream and a hug

    Take a good look around
    Does life really suck
    Are we just complaining
    I hope that this mic is on (testing 1, 2)
    Cuz im on a roll here
    I hope this is making some sense
    I hope that you’ll throw up your hands and sing it
    And tell all the haters that they should just shut up and smile, yeah

    Sail around the world and tell them all to keep singing it
    la la la la la la
    all we needs a harmony and we’ll convince the world to sing
    la la la la la la
    throw your arms around someone (throw your arms around someone)
    maybe spread a little love
    I know it sounds a little dumb (or maybe I’m a little drunk)
    But all we need is some ice cream

    All we need is love and beer
    And old school metal and holiday cheer
    TO be happy
    (All you need is someone near)
    like ben and jerry
    (to hold you close and pretend that they care)

    can we all just, get along now
    we found something that we all have in common now
    we can hold hands, do keg stands
    water skiing sounds great to me now

    Sail around the world and tell them all to keep singing it
    la la la la la la
    all we needs a harmony and we’ll convince the world to sing
    la la la la la la
    throw your arms around someone (throw your arms around someone)
    maybe spread a little love
    I know it sounds a little dumb (or maybe we’re a little drunk)
    But all we need is some ice cream and a hug

    (Chanting “All we need is love and beer”)
    all we need is some ice cream and a hug
    all we need is some ice cream and a hug
    all we need is some ice cream and a hug
     
  2. I need to do more shutting up and more smiling! LOL
     
  3. LOL! These lyrics are so cute! Now this thread just made me smile...
     
  4. Lol cute.
     
  5. I probably do complain too much, but I will do my best to shut up and smile!
     
  6. ok we get it.. ((big smile)) LOL
     
  7. That song sucks!

    *frowns*
    *complains some more*
     
  8. i think its just easier to tell people about when you have a hard time and need to get it off of your chest, get some advice or just rant to someone.
     
  9. Charles, you always make me smile :p.
     
  10. I do agree, we all need to vent sometimes, but sometimes, honestly some of the things people complain about, i feel like :rolleyes:....just get over it, you are causing yourself more stress, than if you just let it go, kwim?
     
  11. Not a fan of the song. I find that song ironic since the song itself does not make me want to smile or shut up. Cover my ears and complain, yes. :devil:
     
  12. Those lyrics made me smile! :smile::smile::smile:
     
  13. Lol, on the front page of yahoo this morning is a story about how talking too much about problems causes more anxiety....granted , they are talked about teenage girls in this particular study....but in general, I do agree.
     
  14. ^^^Thanks!!! I have never seen the video, just have it on my IPOd :smile:

    An almost 40 year old bowling for soup fan...lol...that's me, oh well :shrugs: