Peace, Love & Ice Cream

Have you heard the song ‘Peace, Love & Ice Cream’? Don’t you just love the song?

Well I certainly do! And it’s my song-of-the-moment, having been put on replay for the past few hours.

I first heard the cover by Younha and fell in love with the laidback and smooth flow of the melody. I loved how the song started with Younha’s voice paired with the guitar in the background and this made the song such an easy listen. And the music video certainly kept true to the simplicity of the song – featuring only scenes of Younha singing with a guitarist in the background, matched with a sepia tone and streams of sunlight beaming in – such a simple yet beautiful picture.

Having heard Younha’s cover, I went on to check out Sandy Dane’s original version of the song and I loved every bit of it too! She gave a different feel to the song, being more country but still eluding that carefree and light-hearted air. And the best part, the lyrics! Such beautiful lyrics that makes one step away from the stress and vility in life to appreciate the simple things in life, cherishing the peace and the memories.

I really like this song and I think more people should cover this song. There are a few covers on youtube and I’ve picked out two of them that you can check out.

Veerle and Alex’s version has a more slow rock, grunge(?) feel and comes off as having an attitude but it’s still a good attempt at covering the song.

There’s this other version of a live performance in a pub or restaurant. If you ignore the noise in the background, the singer has quite a sweet voice and I would enjoy dining in a restaurant with a live performance like this. (:

And finally, here are the lyrics to the original song by Sandy Dane:

It was peace, love and ice cream
Flowers and tambourines
Butterflies high
In the clear blue sky
And the summer breeze
And we knew how to breath
Freedom

With tears full of laughter
Happy ever afters
And stories to tell
Oh, we told them so well
In the glow of the fire
We sang the songs
of freedom

It’s time to relive all the memories
Catch every day in a frame

Sing with me
Na na na na na…
Let us go back in time
Just for a minute to 69
Come sing along with me
Na na na na na…
Let us go back again
We’re praying this time it will never end
So come sing along with me

It was peace, love & ice cream
We laid down in the grass
In the garden of Eden
We hoped it would last
But then time took away
The moment we faced
Freedom

It’s time to relive all the memories
Catch every day in a frame

Sing with me
Na na na na na…
Let us go back in time
Just for a minute to 69
Come sing along with me
Na na na na na…
Let us go back again
We’re praying this time it will never end
So come sing along with me
come sing along with me
come sing along with me

It was peace, love & ice cream
With Flowers & tambourines
Na na na na na…
Peace love and icecream
We sat down by the fire singin’
Na na na na na…
This is our chance to go back again
So come sing along with me

Na na na na na…
Let us go back in time
Just for a minute to 69
Come sing along with me
Na na na na na…
Let us go back again
We’re praying this time it will never end
So come sing along with me

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