Smart Ways to Live


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We first came across the video “Dumb Ways to Die” while touring in Australia, where the video campaign had exploded into a viral phenomenon. We immediately took a liking to it because it conveyed a clear, simple message while also being entertaining and funny; because it appealed to viewers of all ages; and, most of all, because it never seemed like it was trying too hard.

Over the next few weeks we realized that we could take the original, ironic, concept and flip it on it’s head. With the help of the animation wizards at Elie Creative Studios and the audio production of Ed Boyer (of Glee, Pitch Perfect, and Sing-Off fame), we were able to step through the Phantom Tollbooth, as it were, and create “Smart Ways to Live,” a song and video which we think will make you smile while also reminding all of us what matters most.

Finally, we hope this project starts a conversation. Our list of Smart Ways to Live is far from complete – feel free to leave your own ideas in the comments on the video! Maybe they’ll make it into the sequel :)

Check out the full lyrics here and don’t forget to grab the song on iTunes.


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  1. Comment by #1 MaccaFan on May 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    So cute!

  2. Comment by Dolly on June 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    i really want to buy a voices from the heights cd, where can i get one from? there are none in my area at all and not on amazon either. any ideas??

  3. Comment by The Maccabeats on June 30, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Dolly, the CD is available on iTunes and through JewishJukebox.com

  4. Comment by Samantha on July 14, 2013 at 2:55 am

    love this song way better than the original!

  5. Comment by Lauren on July 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Were you ever in touch with the original band? Jewish, from Melbourne.

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