Skippin to the Beat, written by Donna Gentile in 2006, is about living on the street, but it’s also a metaphor for keeping a positive attitude (skippin to the beat) no matter what life throws at you.

When I was young I didn’t feel a connection
I wasn’t wise to the ways
My mind and body weren’t under your radar
Sweet life was all that I played

[Chorus]   x4
Skip, skip livin on the street
Burned by the heat
Skippin to the beat

Step parents drank and drugged and gave me the business
I had to find my own way
I’d thank them for all of the pain that I suffered
If I could find them today

[Chorus]   x4
Skip, skip livin on the street
Burned by the heat
Skippin to the beat

[BRIDGE]

On and on, hey on and on
My daddy told me, “time marches on”
On and on, hey, on and on
That’s right he told me, “time marches on”
And he was right

My baby’s learnin’ fast from way to many faces
She’s gotta find her own way
I give her all I got and I bless her with the freedom
And then I lay down and pray

And I say

[Chorus]   x4
Skip, skip livin on the street
Burned by the heat
Skippin to the beat

When I was young I didn’t feel a connection
I wasn’t wise to the ways

Music, lyrics and melody © copyright 2006 Donna Gentile.

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