Thinking Out Loud

December 5, 2008

Songs That Take On Special Meaning

Filed under: issues, music — Tags: , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 4:44 pm

Have you ever known a song that:

  • didn’t have any special production values
  • wasn’t featured in your favorite movie
  • lacked a beat you could dance to
  • wasn’t that band’s best known song
  • didn’t evoke any strong feelings at the time

…and then, years, even decades later, the song just comes back to haunt you with a meaning you never could appreciate before?   Consider this Three Dog Night classic (originally from the Hair soundtrack) in the light of where you’re at today:

How can people be so heartless?
How can people be so cruel?
Easy to be hard
Easy to be cold

How can people have no feelings?
How can they ignore their friends?
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no

Especially people
Who care about strangers
Who care about evil
And social injustice
Do you only
Care about the bleeding crowd?
How about a needing friend?
I need a friend

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