Songs For Our Times #27

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I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 27th song, I am doing a shameless, and maybe selfish, plug and doing a song I wrote the lyrics on called This Is Not My Hometown. I found Gregory McKenzie on a songwriting site and he agreed to do the music and sing on it. I made the video last night. I am an amateur video maker but I think it turned out alright.

I am pitching it to some publishing companies and hoping someone will think it is as good as I do. So if anyone out there knows someone who knows someone that maybe knows Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Creed Fisher, Colt Ford, Eric Church or Trace Adkins or anyone else you can think of that might sound good on this one, feel free to share it.

The more views and likes I can get, maybe that will help.

Let me know what you think.

lyrics:

This Is Not My Hometown

I remember driving daddy’s old pick up truck

Twenty eight miles to pick you up

You would slide over on that old bench seat

‘Til there was nothing left between you and me

I remember that smile on your face

That’s a memory I can’t erase

Our old hangouts are now closed

And I’m here stirring up ghosts


chorus:

I watch them tear that statue down

That stood in the middle of our hometown

I remember when that town was full of love

How we all gave thanks to God above

As I watch them burn my memories down

I think to myself, this is not my hometown


It’s been awhile since I came to visit

I wonder if you’re still living in it

It seems like just yesterday

You knew in your heart that I couldn’t stay

I remember that year we won state

They decorated streets to celebrate

Those same streets now I see on the news

They say there’s a side and you have to choose


Chorus:

I watch them tear that statue down

That stood in the middle of our hometown

I remember when that town was full of love

How we all gave thanks to God above

As I watch them burn my memories down

And I think to myself, this is not my hometown

Bridge:

I can’t believe my own eyes

This has to be some kind of lie

I fall to my knees and start to cry

I just can’t believe my own eyes

As I watch them tear that statue down

And they’re burning all my memories down

I think to myself that’s not my hometown

I think to myself this can’t be my hometown

Sammy The Squirrel

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Sammy wasn’t like the other squirrels. While they were busy gathering nuts and seeds for the winter, Sammy would be exploring. Sammy liked traveling around the city and getting life experiences.

Sammy didn’t save for the future. Sammy lived in the here and now. Sammy thought all the other squirrels were missing out on life. Sammy didn’t understand why they worked all day storing nuts and seeds.

(I know what you are thinking. That you don’t have to read any further because Sammy is going to die because he isn’t prepared for winter. However that is an old story and this is a story for a new generation.)

Sammy traveled throughout the city and learned to not be afraid of people. Many people, especially the little ones, thought Sammy was cute and they fed him their food. Sammy ate french fries and potato chips. Sammy ate pizza and hamburgers. Sammy ate chicken fingers and tacos. Sammy loved human food.

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It wasn’t long before Sammy was packing on the pounds. It wasn’t long before Sammy couldn’t travel as far as he once did. Sammy missed parts of the city but he was just too tired to go very far.

Winter was getting close and all the other squirrels were finishing storing all the food they had worked all fall to get. Sammy watched them from a distance. Sammy was miserable. All the human fast food was making him sick but he was so addicted to it. Sammy couldn’t stop eating it. The more he ate it, the more he didn’t feel like doing anything at all.

Some of Sammy’s friends finally stepped in and said he had to change his ways or he would not make it through the winter. Sammy asked them how. They said Sammy, you just have to start. Put one foot in front of the other. Then tomorrow you take a few more steps than today. Walk away from the bad choices of yesterday and walk into the better choices of tomorrow. You can do it Sammy and we will help you.

Sammy and his friends started walking each day. They shared their good food with him and Sammy made better choices. Sammy started to lose the weight and Sammy started to explore the city again. Sammy said no to the human food he was offered and Sammy started storing his own food for winter. Sammy’s friends even let him borrow some of their food and he made it through the winter.

Sammy lived a long and fruitful life. Sammy didn’t let his bad choices of yesterday rob him of his future. Sammy appreciated his friends and Sammy continued to make good choices. Most of all Sammy appreciated his friends and his life.

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Brother by NeedToBreathe – 

Here’s Hope by Owl City –  

Pull You Through by Maggie Rose- 

Most People Are Good by Luke Bryan – 

Lean On Me by Kirk Franklin – 

Who I’m Meant To Be by Anthem Lights – 

Let It Start With Me by No Other Name – 

People Helping People by Birdy – 

Songs For Our Times #26

Robert Counts – Better People Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 26th song, I chose Better People by Robert Counts. This is a new country singer but I believe he is going to be a big star. We just need better people in this world. We need to do better.

lyrics:

Well, we’re right there every Sunday
With a Bible in our hands
We sing along to every song
Bow our heads and say amen
We give ten percent to Jesus
And on a good month, a little more
But to that panhandler down on Church Street
We just nod and lock the door


The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah


I ain’t sayin’ I got it all figured out
There’s still a lot that I don’t know
I’m gonna ask St. Peter ’bout a million things
If he lets me through that door
We’ll sing Amazing Grace with smiling faces
The last ones shall be first
Well, if you ask me, brother what we need’s
More heaven here on earth

The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah


The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah
Oh, we need better people, yeah

I Want To Say Thank You

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I usually do not post on the weekend but sometimes you have to.

I want to say thank you

For running into the unknown

For responding to the call

Not knowing if you’ll make it back home

For keeping our town safe

When you are patrolling the streets

For stopping, just to say hi

For getting the cat out of the tree

For keeping our kids safe

By being in our schools

For writing me that speeding ticket

When I chose to break the rules

Thank you for working late

Missing your family’s supper

I know your job is hard

And some are making it tougher

But I just wanted to take a minute

To let you know some of us care

That cry with you, that stand with you

That respect you, that says a prayer

That some of us will stand by your side

We’ll remember the heroes

Who responded on their last ride

Stay strong, stay protected, get home safe

It might not be the popular thing to say

But when have I cared about that

So thank you, not only today

But every day

Photos of some of police officers killed in the line of duty since May 1, 2020 because of gunfire, assault, or vehicular assault.

Police Officer Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Phillip Hendrix | Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina
Investigator Luis
Detective James M. Skernivitz | Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio
Trooper Thomas William Devlin | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts
Captain Stanley Curtis Elrod | Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia
Corporal Bryant Searcy | Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan
Police Officer Bryan Brown | Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department, Tribal Police
Sergeant Ricardo Perez-Ortiz | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico
Police Officer Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell | Beaumont Police Department, Texas
Trooper Caleb Starr | Michigan State Police, Michigan
Special Agent John Bost, III | United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government
Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi
Deputy Sheriff William Garner | Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia
Police Officer Jonathan Shoop | Bothell Police Department, Washington
Police Officer Ismael Chavez | McAllen Police Department, Texas
Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr. | McAllen Police Department, Texas
Police Officer Anthony Dia | Toledo Police Department, Ohio
Police Officer Jason Judd | Peoria Police Department, Arizona
Sergeant Craig Vincent Johnson | Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma
Police Officer Destin Legieza | Brentwood Police Department, Tennessee
Wildlife Officer Julian Keen, Jr. | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida
Police Officer Dale Thomas Provins, Jr. | Jefferson Hills Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania
Deputy Sheriff James H. Blair | Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi
Animal Control Officer Darrian May Young | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Michigan
Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller | Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California
Sheriff Andy Deric Clark | DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Missouri
Police Officer Scott Hutton | Alexander Police Department, Arkansas
Lieutenant Stephen P. Williams | Moody Police Department, Alabama
Police Officer Waldis
Deputy Constable Caleb Daniel Rule | Fort Bend County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas
Police Officer Nathan James Lyday | Ogden Police Department, Utah
Police Officer Cody N. Holte | Grand Forks Police Department, North Dakota
Trooper George Baker | Louisiana State Police, Louisiana
Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Christopher Maser | Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho
Police Officer Michael S. Mosher | Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

Songs For Our Times #25

SIXX:A.M. - Maybe It's Time ft. Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley  Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 25th song, I chose Maybe It’s Time by Sixx A.M. They are one of my favorite rock bands and I chose this new song by them because of all the opoid addiction out there. If you want change, look at yourself and decide to make that change. I know addiction is not as easy as that, but that is the first step.

lyrics:

All the scars, all the lines
On my face they show the times
I’ve abandoned my own life
I can’t breathe, I can’t eat
So I just drink myself to sleep
And embrace this morbid price

But maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

I’m older now, I’m breaking down
My regrets they turn to dust
And soon enough they’ll blow away
When I was young, I was dumb
I was never strong enough
I wish I had the guts to say

Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

And this was self-inflicted
Yeah I was on a mission
To ruin everything in life
But now I’m so damn ready
Just take my hand and steady
And we will make it through the night

Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

Maybe it’s time
Maybe it’s time
Maybe it’s time

Empty Streets (No Food To Eat)

Homelessness in Western Society: The Dark Side of The Moon

In 2019, there were about 567,715 homeless people living in the United States. 40 million people struggle with hunger and 40.6 million officially live in poverty.

I used to walk these streets

With shoes on my feet

I’m homeless, but had food to eat

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a hard life

Kindness of strangers often got me by

Some I would call friends who stopped to say hi

Some gave me a few bucks or spare change

As I sat on the corner of 48th and Broadway

But most look away or look at me like I’m insane

Maybe they thought if they pretended not to see

Then hopefully they wouldn’t end up like me

Well, I never thought homelessness would be my story

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Call it a few rounds of bad luck

Thunder came and lightning struck

But I have never given up

But it’s hard to get a job when you have no address

When people look through you, it feels hopeless

The misery of long nights in the coldness

But I knew I could make it through those nights

And I knew I would always fight

Because there was always hope in the light

Until that day when the streets cleared

And came my nightmare, my worst fears

Empty streets, people that helped all disappeared

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All ordered to stay locked in their homes

Told not to venture out, not to roam

But what do you do when you are all alone?

Until that terrifying, frightful night

Loud voices, I knew something wasn’t right

Then the group of people came into sight

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I told them it wasn’t right to riot and loot

I guess they didn’t like my point of view

They beat me then the cowards stole my shoes

I don’t know what’s wrong with the world today

It seems like we have lost our way

But no one listens to what a homeless guy has to say

I’m not the only one on these empty streets

That need help, that have no food to ea

Will you help us? The thousands like me

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By giving of your time, money, services or skills, you can make the difference in the life of a homeless person. Here’s how:

1. Educate Yourself

There are myriad reasons why a person becomes homeless — lack of affordable housing, loss of a job, divorce, illness, substance abuse, domestic abuse, et cetera. One of the first steps you can take toward helping the homeless is trying to understand how they got there in the first place.

2. Show Some Respect

Don’t treat a homeless person as if she were invisible. Say, “good morning,” when you pass or strike up a conversation on a park bench. Many people experiencing homelessness say that the loss of dignity that accompanies their situation is harder to bear than the actual loss of physical things.

3. Donate

Clothing is a big one here, as are shoes and food. Non-perishable items are always in short supply at food pantries and homeless shelters. Other items that might be needed include blankets, coats, books and small kitchen items, such as cups and utensils. If you are donating to a homeless shelter or another organization that helps the homeless, consider donating office supplies, electronics, appliances, phone cards or other items that might help those who help the homeless. If you see someone who is homeless in winter, offer blankets, food or tarps (if you can’t convince them to go to a shelter).

4. Volunteer

Sign up to work an evening shift at your local homeless shelter. Answer phones, sort mail, serve food, wash dishes, distribute clothes, babysit kids, clean floors, fix a leaky toilet. Find out what they need and how you can help.

5. Teach

Put your skills to good use by sharing them with the homeless. Organize classes through your local shelter to teach typing, accounting, plumbing, carpentry, child care, nutrition or even a new language. Those skills can help a homeless person find work and maybe even a better life.

6. Reach Out

Invite a homeless person to your place of worship or a local community event. Organize an outing to take homeless kids to the movies or an ice skating rink. Offer moral support when you can.

7. Seek Out Job Opportunities

Encourage your church or community center to hire a homeless person to paint, clean, type, answer phones or any other work that might fit. Many homeless people want to work but can’t find regular employment.

8. Get Techy

Use your smartphone or other gadget to help the homeless. In San Francisco, download the app HandUp to read the stories of homeless people in your area and donate directly to those in need. In New York, the WeShelter app can help you learn how to get involved. And in Atlanta, every post you upload on the Luv4wrd app equals a coat, blanket or pair of gloves to someone living on the streets. Live somewhere else? Use a Google search to find a homeless app to help the people in your community.

9. Advocate

Call your local homeless shelters to find out what items are needed, then contact your local scout troops or civic organizations to organize food drives or other fundraising events to pull those items together. Follow local politics and speak up at town council meetings on issues of homelessness and programs for the homeless. Write editorial letters to your local newspaper about the issue of homelessness in your community and what people can do to help

Songs For Our Times #24

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I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 24th song, I chose The Chain of Love by Clay Walker. I chose this one because I believe every act of kindness you do, will come back to you and then some. Be kind. Help others out. Love each other.

Kindness is contagious.

lyrics:

He was driving home one evening
In his beat-up Pontiac
When an old lady flagged him down
Her Mercedes had a flat

He could see that she was frightened
Standing out there in the snow
‘Til he said ‘I’m here to help you, ma’m
By the way, my name’s Joe’

She said ‘I’m from St. Louis
And I’m only passing through
I must’ve seen a hundred cars go by
This is awful nice of you

‘When he changed the tire
And closed her trunk
And was about to drive away
She said ‘How much do I owe you?’
Here’s what he had to say

‘You don’t owe me a thing
I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really wanna pay me back
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you

‘Well, a few miles down the road
The lady saw a small cafe
She went in to grab a bite to eat
And then be on her way

But she couldn’t help but notice
How the waitress smiled so sweet
She must have been eight months
Along and dead on her feet

No, she didn’t know her story
And she probably never will
When the waitress went to get her
Change from a hundred dollar bill

The lady slipped right out the door
And on a nakpin left a note
There were tears in the waitress’ eyes
When she read what she’d wrote

‘You don’t owe me a thing
I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really wanna pay me back
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you

‘That night when she got
Home from work
The waitress climbed into bed
She was thinking about the money
And what the lady’s note had said
As her husband lay there sleeping
She whispered soft and low
‘Everything’s gonna be alright
I love you, Joe’

Songs For Our Times # 23

Muddy Magnolias – Brother, What Happened? Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 23rd song, I chose Brother What Happened by Muddy Magnolias. Trying to spread the word through music to love and not hate.

lyrics:

Brother, what’s going on?
When did things start going wrong?
Can’t pretend we don’t see where we are
You told me things were gonna change
But you just wanna get your way
Don’t you know you’re breaking my heart?


Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore, yeah


Time to check in with my ego
Just tryna live and let it go
But that’s easier said than done, I tell you now
Baby, put your phone down
Won’t you look me in my eyes now?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen you smile

Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore


My mama told me, don’t throw hate around
Because there’s room for us all in this world
We got each other, my sisters and brothers
So take your love and spread it all around


Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore

So give me that love
Give me that peace now
Give me that trust
Give me that loving, child
Show me that hope, yeah
Show me that joy now
Show me that love
Show me that loving, child

What happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore


Uh, yeah
Who gon’ do it? Yeah
Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it? (Yeah)
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it? (Yeah)
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?

What The Animals Think Of 2020

Will it get better if I look at it with one eye?
Another day, I can’t even watch the news anymore
This is what I think of 2020
Ate too much 2020, time to get rid of it
Pull me out when 2020 ends
Just remembering how good 2019 was
2020 can’t find me here
Another day, another face plant
Dear God, can 2020 just be over?
And my girl Miggy, what’s wrong with 2020? I haven’t been in my cage in six months and I take 4 walks a day. I love 2020!!!
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Songs For Our Times # 22

Maren Morris - Dear Hate Feat Vince Gill (Lyric Video) - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 22nd song, I chose Dear Hate by Maren Morris. Maren wrote this two years ago for the victims of the Vegas shootings. It still applies today.

lyrics:

Dear Hate
I saw you on the news today
Like a shock that takes my breath away
You fall like rain, cover us in drops of pain
I’m afraid that we just might drown

Dear Hate
Well, you sure are colorblind
Your kiss is the cruelest kind
You could poison any mind
Just look at mine
Don’t know how this world keeps spinning ’round and ’round

You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love’s gonna conquer all

Dear Hate
You were smiling from that Selma bridge
In Dallas, when that bullet hit and Jackie cried
You pulled those towers from the sky
But even on our darkest nights
The world keeps spinning ’round

You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love’s gonna conquer all

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Dear Love
Just when I think you’ve given up
You were there in the garden when I ran from your voice
I hear you every morning through the chaos and the noise
You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls
And tell me love’s gonna conquer all
Gonna conquer all