Songs For Our Times #14

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL SHARE NEW TRACK “Turn Off The News  (Build A Garden)” – Building Our Own Nashville

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 14th song, I chose Lukas Nelson’s Turn Off The News (Build A Garden). I chose this one because in the last six months I have watched more news than I have in my entire life, and it is depressing and often times, confusing. One report says something and another report says the complete opposite. You know, back in the day, you had to have 2-3 verifiable trusted accounts of a story before you could publish it. Nowadays, it’s all sensationalism.

lyrics:

I believe that every heart is kind
Some are just a little under-used
Hatred is a symptom of the times
Lost in these uneducated blues

I just want to love you while I can
All these other thoughts have me confused
I don’t need to try and understand
Maybe I’ll get up, turn off the news

Turn off the news and build a garden
Just my neighborhood and me
We might feel a bit less hardened
We might feel a bit more free
Turn off the news and raise your kids
Give them something to believe in
Teach them how to be good people
Give them hope that they can see
Hope that they can see
Turn off the news and build a garden with me

Trust builds trust
All that negativity’s a bust
Trust builds trust
Don’t you wanna be happy?

Turn off the news and build a garden
Just my neighborhood and me
We might feel a bit less hardened
We might feel a bit more free
Turn off the news and raise the kids
Give them something to believe in
Teach them how to be good people
Give them hope that they can see
Hope that they can see
Turn off the news and build a garden with me
Turn off the news and build a garden with me

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