Lyrical musing

It’s no secret how I purposefully listen to the lyrics; they are, after all, the unique poetry within a song.  We sing them, quote them, use them in stories, and more.  Being a complete word nerd and ponderer, lyrics speak to my soul.  I often joke how when JOY fills my world, I appreciate the music, but when sadness visits me, I better understand the lyrics. 🙂

This was no exception earlier today when the American rock band, Alternate Routes, came on the radio singing their 2013 release, Nothing More, during a guest spot on SiriusXM’s “Pulse Hour” (my musical tastes run a complete gamut, especially when I’m stuck in traffic).  Ironically, I remember first hearing the song during the Winter Olympics in 2014; the lyrics resonated in a powerful way…and still do today…

To be humble
To be kind
It is a giving of the peace in your mind
To a stranger
To a friend
To give in such a way that has no end

We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more

And to be bold
To be brave
It is the thinking that the heart can still be saved
And the darkness can come quick
The danger’s in the anger and in the hanging on to it

We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more

And tell me what it is that you see
A world that’s full of endless possibilities
And heroes don’t look like they used to
They look like you do

We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more

(Read more: The Alternate Routes – Nothing More Lyrics | MetroLyrics )

There are so many profound lyrics in our favorite songs!  So here’s your question on Day #12:

What song lyric gratefully sings a powerful message to you? 

Sing your heart out today; it’s great for your soul, my friend!

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