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Optimistic Thought
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: John Popper

When she wakes it seems so shady
She remembers she's a lady
Ah but could it be that maybe
She was having lots of fun

She sees she's wearing leather
In her navel there's a feather
She just has to crack a smile
And close her eyes, her prayer begun

Life I embrace you
I shall honor and disgrace you
Please forgive if I replace you
You see I'm going through some pain
But now I see clearly
And the dawn is coming nearly
And though I'm human and it's early
I swear I'll never forget again

An explorer he went wandering
To satisfy his pondering
Basically meandering
Unsure of what he'd find
Braving any danger
But to his family he's a stranger
And from time to time he turns around
And this runs through his mind

Life I embrace you
I shall honor and disgrace you
Please forgive if I replace you
You see I'm going through some pain
But now I see clearly
And the dawn is coming nearly
And though I'm human and it's early
I swear I'll never forget again

There's a multitude of story
Some is clean and some is gory
But there is no need to worry
If you're sold or if you're bought
We're just spinning on some granite
That we like to call a planet

And if you need to contemplate
Well here's an optimistic thought

Life I embrace you
I shall honor and disgrace you
Please forgive if I replace you
You see I'm going through some pain
But now I see clearly
And the dawn is coming nearly
And though I'm human and it's early
I swear I'll never forget again

Life I embrace you
I shall honor and disgrace you
Please forgive if I replace you
You see I'm going through some pain
But now I see clearly
And the dawn is coming nearly
And though I'm human and it's early
I swear I'll never forget again

Life I embrace you
I shall honor and disgrace you
Please forgive if I replace you
You see I'm going through some pain
But now I see clearly
And the dawn is coming nearly
And though I'm human and it's early
I swear I'll never forget again

1991 Blues Traveler Music

First release: Travelers & Thieves
Released: 09/03/1991
Earliest time played: 08/17/1990
Last time played: 06/08/2013
Playing frequency:
  614 plays (see all shows)
  33.05% of shows in the database
  34.55% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This song often appears on written setlists as "OPTA" - a misspelling.

Other recordings of "Optimistic Thought":
  Travelers & Thieves/On Tour Forever, 1991
  Travelers & Thieves/On Tour Forever, 1991
  Travelers & Thieves pre-production tape, 1991
  Birmingham Alabama, April 1992, 1992
  Soundcheck 192, 1992
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Blues for the Mitten State, 1993
  Love and Greed, 1993
  Love and Greed, 1993
  King of New York, 1993
  When the Lights Go Down, 1994
  Run-Around, 1994
  Blues Traveler 95', 1995
  Travelogue: Blues Traveler Classics, 2002


When she wakes it seems so shady/She remembers she's a lady/Ah but could it be that maybe/She was having lots of fun
Another "morning wooziness" reference, similar to the one in "What's For Breakfast".
We're just spinning on some granite/That we like to call a planet
Granite is the most common rock in the Earth's crust.