Friday, August 4, 2017


There are songs that are just songs but some times songs have words that touch your heart.

These are some that touch mine.

This is the test
No struggle no progress
Lend a hand to help
Your brother do his best
Things are getting worse
We have to make them better
It's time to give a damn
Let's work together come on now
-Rhythm Nation

Imagine you want to get into music. Imagine your brother is there first. Now imagine that brother is Michael Jackson. Janet climbed that very tall mountain and planted a flag at the top. She did it with songs that not only made you dance but also made you think.

People forget how big this album was. Huge. Also how good it was. When this song goes from 3, 2, 1, to the music? Is there a better start to a song? While you're at it, go to youtube and check out the video. And be amazed.

One other thing, those lyrics are just as vibrant and on point today. Just saying.

Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
-Unanswered Prayers

Garth has been this gift. Ask people. With a heart of gold, with a knack for writing great songs, and have you seen him in concert? My wife is still talking about it. When you're young you have no idea how a line like this resonates. As you live Life, and gain seasoning, it resonates more and more. Sometimes not getting something you think you want is a good thing. Trust me on this.

People keep talking they can say what they like
But all I know is everything's gonna be alright
No one no one no one can get in the way of what I feel for you
-No One

I interviewed Alicia Keys when she arrived on the scene with her first album, Songs in A Minor. She was smart, pretty, and oh so talented. I met her at the Grammys where she was up for a slew of them, she won five. She doesn't know it but this song was my wife's song for me.

You made my soul a burning fire
You're getting to be my one desire
You're getting to be all that matters to me
And let me tell you girl
I hope and pray each day I live
A little more love I'll have to give
A little more love that's devoted and true
Cause all I do is think about you.
-All I Do

All I'm going to say is when Stevie writes a love song, a love song has been written. That's all I'm going to say. Oh, one more thing. He's very, very, special.

Some more...

Thinking about you and me and you and me...Danny Says-The Ramones

Since you're gone..the moonlight ain't so great...Since You're Gone-The Cars

I could drink a case of you and still be on my feet...A Case Of You-Joni Mitchell

I'd catch a grenade for you...Grenade-Bruno Mars

I think I thought I saw you try...Losing My Religion-REM

Strange how the night moves with autumn closing in...Night Moves-Bob Seger

There are many more for me.

How about for you?

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