Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES

One of my blogger friends suggested that I put some of my poetry on here and I may just do that at some later time.But at this time in my life I have been relistening to some of favorite golden oldies songs from the 60's and 70's. Growing up during that period I was influenced greatly by those songs even tho I didn't grasp the meanings as well as I now do. With all the changes going on in the world during the "hippie" movement a tremendous amount of great music was written about love peace and people everywhere getting along and helping each other out. The song I'd like to share with you today was performed by Joe South, I am not sure who wrote the song but the words are so beautiful. I hope you will be inspired by the following words from the song Walk A Mile In My Shoes
"If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour, If we could find a way to get inside each other's mind. If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego I believe you'd be surprised to see that you've been blind.Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse better walk a mile in my shoes.Now if your world you see around you is just a reflection  and the law of karma says you gonna reap just what you sow. So unless you've lived a life of total perfection, you better be careful of every stone that you should throw. And yet we spend the day throwing stones at one another cause I don't think or wear my hair the same way you do. Well I may be common people but I'm your brother, and when you strike out and try to hurt me it's hurting you.Lord have mercy. Now there are people on reservations and out in the ghetto, and brother there, but for the grace of God go you and I. And if I only had the wings of a little angel, don't you know I'd fly to the top of the mountain, and then I'd cry. Hey walk a mile in my shoes. Before you abuse, criticize and accuse you better walk a mile in my shoes."
 There you have it. Simple really. Whoever wrote that piece said it lots better than I ever could have.Being the dreamer I am I can conceive a world where everyone gets along and lives as one.My next post (hopefully) will focus on a couple of old songs by the Staple Singers.My hope is that some of you at least will find some hidden nuggets of wisdom in these songs that you can take along with you as you continue to be a part of the solution.I leave all of you beautiful folks with thoughts of pure love, peace, harmony and happiness. And as always please try to do something nice for someone today.Remember, we are all one and the sooner we start living our lives as such the sooner this world be one where we all get along.You are invited to join me in my dream of a peaceful loving planet full of beautiful people.Until then, be good to yourself and even better to those around you!

6 comments:

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

My appreciation of certain eras of music has been tainted by what I've come to know about the darker motives and inner mechanisms of vast areas of the industry.
That said, there are still many untouched and genuinely sincere artists and tunes out there.
"Walk A Mile In My Shoes" is one of them. A great tune with an apt message.
Thanks for reminding me about it and hopefully those who've never heard of before will seek it out.
All the best my friend.
Carl (The 'Guide)

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother, great song. Although Gene Vincent recorded that 1959 golden oldie, it was written by Joe South. He also wrote one of my real favorites; "Games People Play", which he won a 1970 song of the year Grammy for.

In Lak'ech, brother Ron, oldie messages make me smile....

captron52 said...

Hey guys thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.I know Carl that just about every field of expertise has its "bad apples" So sad that there is so much greed in our civilization.Like you said tho, there are still many artists who do a great job keeping the world filled with great music.(Of course you know that since you are one of those amazing artists!) Hey Christopher how's it going? I well remember the other big Joe South song Games People Play I was even going to use it at a later time on the blog. That was just as good as this song I do believe. I remember Gene Vincent(Be Bop A Lula) but have never heard his version of Walk a Mile but it surely had to be a good one as I liked his voice a lot! Hope you and yours are doing really great these days. Thanks again guys I surely appreciate your comments and support It means a lot cause I do admire the both of you and the wisdom you share with all of us.

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