Lets Get Together

I don’t listen to a whole lot of music these days except when I am driving around town, off to a bike ride or on my way to work. It’s not like the old days when it seemed that music was a way of life—and by the number of CD’s I still have at work and by my computer at home, you would know that I am telling the truth.

Much of what I listen to these days is archived on my old Ipod. Most of the time I leave it on shuffle and never know what I will be listening to. If I don’t like the song I just press the button and the next song begins. This way I hear a lot of music that I would probably never run across if I was still hauling CD’s around with me.

So, it came as a surprise to me the other day when a cut from the Forest Gump soundtrack started playing—a cut I hadn’t heard in a long time. It’s a song we all know from one era or another. What surprised me the most is the fact that I had never listened to it and identified it as a “Christian” song. But when you really take a look at the lyrics, you would be hard pressed not to see the scriptural basis for it.

Anyway, I thought I would pass this along and hope you have a great ride today!

Get Together

Love is but the song we sing,

And fear’s the way we die

You can make the mountains ring

Or make the angels cry

Know the dove is on the wing

And you need not know why.

C’mon people now,

Smile on your brother

Ev’rybody get together

Try and love one another right now

Some will come and some will go

We shall surely pass

When the one that left us here

Returns for us at last

We are but a moments sunlight

Fading in the grass

C’mon people now,

Smile on your brother

Ev’rybody get together

Try and love one another right now

If you hear the song I sing,

You must understand

You hold the key to love and fear

All in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both

It’s there at your command

C’mon people now,

Smile on your brother

Ev’rybody get together

Try and love one another right now

Youngbloods / Words and music by Chet Powers

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2 Responses to Lets Get Together

  1. Carey says:

    What serendipitous discovery! I never caught that line:
    “When the one that left us here

    Returns for us at last
”…
    I always felt that somewho all us flower-children wannabees were really lilies of the valley, longing for the Gardener to come back.

  2. Len says:

    Good post, Terry. I’ve performed that song a few times. It’s one of my favorites.

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