I successfully searched for the lyrics, and discovered they are not quite what I thought I heard. It's been 24 hours and I'm still thinking about them (not to mention repeatedly replaying the song (http://youtu.be/Rmp6zIr5y4U). I like the guy's voice and the song's certainly catchy enough but I guess I'm feeling a little disappointed that the message of the song is not what I first thought.
The parts of the lyrics that spoke to me were:
So no matter what you been through No matter what you into No matter what you see when you look outside your window Brown grass or green grass Picket fence or barbed wire Never ever put them down You just lift your arms higher Raise em till’ your arms tired Let em’ know you’re their That you struggling and survivin’ that you gonna persevere Yeah, ain’t no body leavin, no body goin’ home Even if they turn the lights out the show is goin’ on!
I thought the song was a message of acceptance, much like the license plate I observed on another car during my drive 4GIVEALL in a Create Peace frame. I wondered whether the driver was a Buddhist, Christian, or something else, and how sincerely they believe in forgiving everything. Has the driver personally experienced some traumatic event, say a drunk driver killing one of their peeps or the murder of a family member, and has that person actually forgiven the perpetrator? Does he or she forgive Bin Laden and the terrorists who struck the Twin Towers?
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