Lyrics that changed the world
There are some songs that change how we feel and view life, anyone remember, “We are the World”? The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. It brought entertainers of many different styles and nationalities together and it created a sense of unity for many across this nation and the world.
Marvin Gaye’s, “What’s Going On”.
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today
Those lyrics tell you about the history of the time in which the song was written. It’s a classic because of this, which influences people when they listen to it. I think people who discover Gaye will continue to be touched by the lyrics for generations to come.
The point I’m making is, lyrics within songs, from the beginning to the present, have played a part in our lives, whether it’s about love or war, truth or lies, weak or strong, we are influenced by the writers’ inner thoughts and feelings. It’s probably because the human soul and mind desires the influence of another’s deepest engaging thoughts and dreams. Or could it just be the longing to be a part of a connecting force that makes all of us in the world, one big family with a desire to know one another, but just not being able to develop our destiny.
Think about it.