This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.
Last week’s share: BJ Thomas tribute with “Hooked on a Feeling” and others
This week’s share:
The Doobie Brothers “Listen to the Music”
Yesterday my son had to get on an airplane and fly across the country for the first time since this wretched pandemic began. It was a huge adjustment for him and caused him some anxiety.
Getting to sleep the other night, I was thinking about songs to gather into a playlist for him so he could have something different to listen to—songs that maybe he wouldn’t be 100% familiar with. I’m always blasting off song titles to people because music has been such a huge part of my life since I was very young. I apply it every single day in one way or another. Anyhow, I fell asleep the night before his departure, and in a dream this song came to me. It’s the weirdest thing because The Doobie Brothers haven’t been one of my favorite bands, even though they’re familiar and I do enjoy their music. Who knows why the song entered my mind, but that morning I awoke with a smile on my face. After listening to the lyrics, I realized how perfect this song is. It’s all about music and how it makes us feel better. It’s definitely a song that makes you feel—one that’s impossible to sit still to and positive and uplifting. What’s interesting is that The Doobie Brothers became popular in the 1970s, the decade in which I was born, and they’re a band from California where my son is now.
This song even applies to the pandemic as far as the news that we’ve all been hung up with. We’ve all needed the happy sounds of music, haven’t we?
“What the people need
Is a way to make ’em smile
It ain’t so hard to do if you know how
Gotta get a message
Get it on through”