Affirmation

Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes are two halves of the Australian pop duo, Savage Garden. In January 2000 they released their fourth single “Affirmation” from the album of the same name. They went on to perform the song, at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

Not only does it have a catchy rhythm, but it has a 20 statements of belief which is unusual in a pop song, You may, or may not agree with all of them, but I’m sure if you listen to it a couple of times, it will make you ponder what you do think. For that reason if non other, I am sharing it as a blog post. After all “Have a profound thought every day” is the aim !


I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people’s hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it’s bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I’m loved when I’m completely by myself alone

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love until you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye

I believe you can’t control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe that your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe the struggle for financial freedom isn’t fair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love until you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye

I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love until you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don’t know what you’ve got until you say goodbye


And in case you are wondering where I stand…

There is one I can’t align to, as I am and plan to remain monogamous.


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