Feeling Good
Nina Simone Lyrics


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Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me, yeah
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me, ooh
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
River running free, you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me
And I'm feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know?
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done, that's what I mean
And this old world, is a new world
And a bold world for me, yeah-yeah

Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Oh, freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me





I'm feeling good

Overall Meaning

Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" is an anthem for those who are finally discovering a new beginning. The song is a dazzling portrayal of confidence and self-assurance, where the singer sings about feeling empowered and invincible. The scene is set with the opening lines, where Simone compares the world to a new beginning, something fresh and exciting. She describes the feeling of liberation and unbounded possibilities that lie in front of her. The use of imagery evokes a sense of awe and grandeur, like stars shining and a scent of fresh pine. These vivid descriptions allow the listener to visualize and feel the ecstasy of the song.


The next verse of the song continues this uplifting attitude, comparing the freedom and joy of life to the carefree fluttering of dragonflies and butterflies. Simone sings about the peace and tranquility of experiencing and embracing the end of the day. The chorus is repeated twice more, emphasizing Simone's excitement about the new beginning and the potential of new opportunities.


The final verse brings it all together, declaring that freedom is hers, and she knows how it feels. With this, Nina Simone brings the listener on a journey of self-discovery and liberation, allowing them to find their voice and recognize the power and potential they possess.


Line by Line Meaning

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
The feeling of being free and limitless, just like the birds flying high


Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
The feeling of warmth and comfort, just like the sun in the sky


Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel
The feeling of calmness and ease, just like the breeze drifting by


It's a new dawn
The start of a new day and a new beginning


It's a new day
The opportunity to experience and accomplish new things


It's a new life for me, yeah
Having a fresh start, a new perspective and a chance to pursue happiness


Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
The abundance of opportunities and possibilities, like the fish in the sea


River running free, you know how I feel
The flowing, energetic and liberated feeling of the river running free


Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel
The beauty, growth and potential represented by the blossom on the tree


Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know?
The feeling of being alive and the awareness of the world's beauty, that can be represented by a dragonfly out in the sun


Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
The joyfulness and carefree nature, that can be reflected in the butterflies having fun


Sleep in peace when day is done, that's what I mean
The satisfaction and comfort that comes from a peaceful and fulfilling day


And this old world, is a new world
The perception of the world as a new and exciting place, with endless possibilities


And a bold world for me, yeah-yeah
A world to explore and take risks in, with a sense of self-confidence and courage


Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
The awe-inspiring and majestic feeling of the shining stars


Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
The invigorating, refreshing and peaceful sensation conveyed by the scent of pine


Oh, freedom is mine
The sense of freedom of thought, expression and feeling


And I know how I feel
Having a deep and clear comprehension of oneself and one's emotions


It's a new dawn
The beginning of a new phase of life or a new project


It's a new day
A fresh start and a new opportunity to pursue happiness and fulfillment


It's a new life for me
A revitalizing change, with new possibilities and experiences


I'm feeling good
The state of being content, energized and positive




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Written by: Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley

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Daniel

Just unbelievable, I dig it. Great music & artists.

Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@norunnerup

Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
I'm feeling good
Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom on a tree
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done, that's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me
For me
Stars when you shine
You know how I feel
Scent of the pine
You know how I feel
Oh, freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
I'm feeling good
I feel so good
I feel so good



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Liking it good

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I read "teeth" and was surpised she still needed new teeth : (

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@GawxArt

Perfect Days ❤

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Man with taste

@GawxArt

Perfect song for Perfect Days

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