Nina Simone | Feeling Good

The song titled “Feeling Good” was a song written by song writers Lesley Bricusse and Anthony Newley. The song was created for the 1965 premiere of the musical titled The Roar of the Grease paint – The smell of the Crowd. However, it is the version that was performed by Nina Simone when she did a cover of the song that created the amount of popularity of the song. Nowadays, when the song is performed it is generally performed in the manner that Nina performed the cover in.

The lyrics of the song titled Feeling Good are often misinterpreted. However, the song does reveal numerous different lyrics that provide you with an idea that this about every day life. Life is unpredictable and it has ups and downs. However, the song allows you to see that it is possible to start over or keep going. You have to realize that you will be fine and that you need to move on.

Another great part of the song is the fact that it insinuates a meaning of living life. Just because something has not going the way you had wanted it to go does not mean anything. You simply accept it and move on. If you accept it and decide to make yourself move on, then you will be moving on to a new day and feeling much better about the situation.


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

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


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

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