mary schmich

Song of the week 4 – Everybody’s Free (to wear Suncreen) by Baz Luhrmann

It’s been ages since I’ve done one of my song’s of the week, but this week I’m picking something that isn’t really a song.  The inspiration for me choosing it is my post from yesterday when I talked about Steve Jobs’ graduation speech for Stanford University.  Listening to that put in mind this brilliant tune which I’ve loved ever since it was released in 1999.

The words from this song were written in an article in the Chicago Tribune by Mary Schmich in 1997, and then put to music by film director Baz Luhrmann.  The person who speaks the words is actually actor Lee Perry.  Although very simple I love the tune and the words are cleverly written and very wise.  I sometimes find myself listening to it and imagining what my equivalent would be if I wrote something along the same lines.