Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,280   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: 1/6/2020
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Michael Buble

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Song Description

This contageous, up-beat reggae-flavored song in the tradition of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" is positive, uplifting and life-affirming. It contains a whimsical verse in Spanish and playful background vocals.

Story Behind the Song

This is a song about storing up a string of happy memories to get you through the tough times. In the tradition of "Don't Worry, Be Happy", it has a reggae undertone and a care-free offering of sage advice.

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works for me. vocal work is clear.......

    - Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Little Bits of Heaven

music and lyrics by Johnny Schaefer

I met up with a wise man
and I told him my life story
how I always seem to feel things in extremes
I'm either dancin' on a mountain top
or crawlin' through a valley
don't seem to get too much time in between
Now why is it that sometimes life goes easy,
and I just feel so happy day to day?
I taste a little bit of heaven and it frees me, yeah.
then all at once, the feelin' goes away
and he say
You take the little bits of heaven
and you string the together
into memories of things you love so well
and then the little bits of heaven
will hold you together
as you struggle through the little bouts of hell
hey. hey , yeah, yeah

I asked "how 'm I gonna live a life of passion
when I also want to live a life of peace?"
and he said "Balance is the highest form of action, yeah,
but sometimes most difficult to achieve.
Watcha do?
Well, heaven is a state of mind
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Well, whatcha look for, you will find
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

And, so, my friend, the next time you're dejected
Frustrated, and devoid of all your dreams
just conjure up some happy memories you've protected, yeah
Then sing this song
an Acoustic Remedy
here we go...
Spanish Chorus

Tomas tus trocitos de cielo
Y los haces recuerdos O
Cosas que te hagan sentir bien (muy bien)
Y asi tus trocitos de cielo te
sacan del abismo cuando sientes que te CAes dentro de el
El cielo esta en tu corazon
Busca y encontraras
no hay espacio, ni tiempo
hey. hey , yeah, yeah

Repeat Chorus and fade out
All vocals by Johnny Schaefer
┬ęcopyright 1989, 2013 Johnny Schaefer Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
Spanish translation by Paco Silva

Song Length
World - Reggae/Carribean, Pop - General
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
In High Spirits, Delightful

Subject Matter
Life, Philosophy

Similar Artists
Bobby McFarin, Jason Mraz
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
Performance Credits All vocals by Johnny Schaefer
Label Credits Independently released through CD Baby