Good news, only good news

Do you remember the first movie you have ever watched? Or the first ice cream? Or the first time you come across an amazing sunrise? If you know me, you will know that I don’t have the best memory. While it is a mystery why, I do remember one thing. The first English song I ever heard and loved.

A Little Good News by Anne Murray

I must have been in primary school then. I don’t quite recall how I came to know about it but bits of the song have been floating in my head for years. And today, I actually remember the full song!

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

Very true.


  1. Lucy

    My gdness, u’ve got an A1 memory. I can’t even remember current songs.. and the very first song I took an interest in was sung by a kindergarten classmate which went something like, “I’m calling you ooooo…” :D

  2. .pei *

    Lucy, you are perhaps the only person on earth who thinks I have a good memory! Yay!

    I am bad with current songs too.. and you must try to recall that kindergarden song! It will feel soooo good.

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