Tuesday 1 October 2013

What a ONEderful World

The message in music is delivered on a level that surpasses just the simple written or spoken word.  The toning and frequencies of the music combined with the lyrics and the emotional intent is a physically palpable energy that we feel on a higher level than many people perceive.  The message can be so charged that it can bring people to their feet and draw a world together.

Three songs and their lyrics for you to enjoy.  Don't get caught up in the political rhetoric of who is aligned with what party or this religion or that ideology, don't get your knickers in a twist over perceptions of the artists..... Just LISTEN.  With your ears AND your heart.

The time of "together" and "Oneness" is NOW.  It's not just words.  It's not just empty syllables that when strung together  form an ideology that you can spew with your new age friends while spouting off how enlightened you are. 

You BE ONE, so BE.
You are I.  All of us are I.

Do you accept that?

The time is NOW.

All three of these songs are ones that you all know- probably off by heart (isn't that an interesting turn of phrase?).  Don't roll your eyes and skip over them because you already know them.  Just LISTEN.

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
Its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand


When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

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