#MusicMondays: A Song About Finding Happiness- Beautiful Day by U2

Listen to more office music in our workplace songs playlist.

This week’s tune is about finding joy in the small things regardless of how difficult life may be at the moment.

A Song About Finding Happiness

 

“Beautiful Day” – U2

U2 is an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976. Their song lyrics often have personal and sociopolitical themes which are enhanced by the constant spiritual imagery. U2 has released 14 studio albums and has sold over 150 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. U2 released the hit “Beautiful Day” in 2000. They wanted to tune to differ from their typical beats of the 90s. The song is about finding joy in the small things in life. Regardless of how difficult life is, or if we have experienced loss, we have to appreciate the small things that we have left. Just like a flower that can thrive in inhospitable conditions, humans can also survive and persevere during hard times. This song is an important reminder for us to appreciate all of the small and seemingly meaningless things in our lives.

“…It’s a Beautiful Day. Don’t let it get away”

Lyrics

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town
You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere
You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace
It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day (Oooh, ooh)
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me love
I know I’m not a hopeless case
See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out
Day, Day
Day, Day
It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case
What you don’t have, you don’t need it now
What you don’t know, you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have, you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day

See full #MusicMondays playlist>

Vipsania Pimentel

Team Contributor

Subscribe

Sign up for tips on crafting the perfect team.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Categories

Podcast

around the world podcast logo

Get ideas, inspiration and best practices from across the globe.

apple podcast logo spotify podcast logo amazon podcast logo youtube podcast logo

Be a Guest Blogger

Do you have any useful tips, tricks, guides, or valuable insights about company culture?

Learn more  
Listen to our Spotify playlist!

Plays well with these activities.

Drop your email for expert employee engagement tips.

Less drama? Greater productivity and job satisfaction? TeamBonding is here to help you build a stronger and happier team. Subscribe to get one-of-kind insights and news from our team building gurus and start boosting employee engagement today.

More great content based on your likes.

How to Plan a Successful Corporate Team Building Event

One of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is how well your team works together. Planning team building events can be an effective and transformative strategy for helping business executives and their employees to feel more invested in their careers and each other.

Read More  

Fostering Internal Innovation: Transforming Ideas into Action

You may already be familiar with the concept of an entrepreneur, but an intrapreneur is a less well-known term. While there’s a minor difference in spelling between the two terms, the difference in meaning is much more significant.

Read More  

8 Innovative Employee Incentive Program Ideas

A big part of running an organization or being a manager is finding ways to motivate and engage employees. Keeping morale and spirits high is an essential ingredient of a healthy, vibrant, and energized workforce. Incentive programs—rewards and benefits to incentivise employees—can have a huge impact on morale and performance. According to a NectarHR survey, 77.9% of employees would be more productive if they received more recognition.

Read More  

Empathetic Leadership: The Key to Employee Retention

Imagine walking into a room where every voice is heard, every concern is addressed, and every team member feels valued and understood. In this world, leaders are not just bosses but mentors who foster genuine connections and inspire trust. Welcome to the realm of empathetic leadership, where emotional intelligence reigns supreme, transforming ordinary workplaces into extraordinary communities.

Read More  

Questions? Need a quote?

Complete this form to get started or call 877-472-2725.

Loading Icon

Create Your Free Account

Get exclusive access to new programs from the TeamBonding Lab, save your favorite ideas, and track your upcoming events.
Already have an account? Login

Please wait...

Sign-in

Don't yet have an account?
Create a Free Account

Forgot Your Password? Password Reset