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Everybody's Free...To Wear Sunscreen

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:56 PM
I first heard this song a number of years ago. I think every year since some senior class somewhere changes the opening lyrics to match the year they are graduating.

I wanted to share with some of you who may have never heard it. It's not on everyone's playlist and can be hard to find depending on what you like. The words, I think are something 99% of us can relate to and it kind of makes you think deeper about what concerns you have right now and what concerns you should probably not worry so much about.

I know some of you may have to chime in with a "This Sucks" and that's ok. I think Lady Gaga sucks too, so no bad feelings.
In our every day rough and tumble lives, sometimes it is good to take just a moment! I hope a few of you will enjoy this as much as I do.

Here are the lyrics to Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen (for those who may be at work): Youtube Video Below as well...

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering
experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…

edit on 5/24/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:07 PM
I used to like that song because I thought the opening line was funny, now I just find it profound. Thanks for the nostalgia. S&F

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:14 PM

Originally posted by PutAQuarterIn
I used to like that song because I thought the opening line was funny, now I just find it profound. Thanks for the nostalgia. S&F

Thanks! I don't think it had as much meaning for me either when I was much younger, Funny how you can look back at times when "you knew it all" and realize you didn't really know much of anything!

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

I used to believe in sunscreen but now I think that it may contribute to low vitamin D levels which in turn leads to an increase in cancer overall.

posted on May, 25 2012 @ 12:04 AM
reply to post by Pharmaclees

That's absolutely right. Forget the sunscreen. Bad idea all the way around.

You might want to pick up sungazing too. Despite what you've been told, sungazing will not cause nor contribute in any way toward blindness. I've done it for years. Between that and cutting wheat from my diet entirely, I have thrown away my glasses. Obviously there's no need for sunglasses either.

Live simply and honestly. Everything falls into place when you do that, even though it may not turn out just exactly as you might have expected.

posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:48 AM
Thanks for that, i didn't know this one.
Who is lady gaga by the way? Did she also made a song about sunscreen?

posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:13 AM

Originally posted by intergalactic fire
Thanks for that, i didn't know this one.
Who is lady gaga by the way? Did she also made a song about sunscreen?

You're welcome!

I am not sure if she did, I suppose it is possible though.
She's pretty popular with a lot of the youth here in the US and some adults as well. She just doesn't make the kind of music I prefer to listen to is all.

Here is a brief summary:

Here is one of her videos:

There are a few threads floating around here about her being part of the illuminati and reptillian, etc. I am not sure either way of anything except that I am not a big fan!

posted on May, 25 2012 @ 03:56 PM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

Ooh ok, that kind of 'music'. That's out of my league.

I'm not surprised about the illuminati issue. I understand now

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