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Love’s in need of Love today…

Some of you may recognize these lyrics – they were written by one of the great artists of our time, Stevie Wonder. Though written back in 1976, given all that’s going on I’d say they are as (or even more relevant) today in 2010.

Whether you rock, rap, fiddle, or hopefully, play gutiar :), I’m suggesting that now more than ever, the world’s in need of love.

Of course the world’s always going to have conflict and disagreements, but if you’re like me it almost seems as though there’s a heightened level of anger. And its going beyond mean words; increasingly there seems to be a growing agreement that the climate of vitriol in today’s society is fueling some to go beyond words to commit acts of violence, Yet in spite of the conflict I see around me, I hold out hope…because of you.

Love is in need of love today, and I think its artists like you who will provide it. We already know how much people are affected by music, so what I’m suggesting is that now more than ever, the world needs the balance that music can provide. Be an instrument of change to inspire a different energy in the world; one that might inspire a conversation, dialogue or dare I say, love.

Take a listen to what Mr. Wonder said, and be inspired.

Good morn or evening friends
Here’s your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I’m about to say
Could mean the world’s disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It’s that
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Send yours in right away
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it’s gone too far

The force of evil plans
To make you its possession
And it will if we let it
Destroy ev-er-y-body
We all must take
Precautionary measures
If love and please you treasure
Then you’ll hear me when I say

Oh that
Love’s in need of love today
love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
don’t delay
Send yours in right away
right a-way
Hate’s goin’ round
hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
break-ing hearts
Stop it please
stop it please
Before it’s gone too far
gone too far

People you know that
Love’s in need of love today
love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
don’t de-lay

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