Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.
Do you ever think about the future death of your loved ones, or your own future death? I try not to but this pandemic kind of got me thinking along those lines. Unfortunately, or fortunately, that led to a song popping into my head. Has that happened to you or am I the only weird one? And then other songs recorded and/or written by that person who sang the first mind-popping song, kept popping into my head too.
Anyway, I digress. I’ve been thinking a lot about my mum over recent days. She is alive and well and under strict instructions to stay that way. Anyway anyway, when I was a kid, my mum had a Roger Whittaker album. What an interesting man he is. When he sings, I can understand every word. Anyway, I wonder if mum realised that he was a folk singer with an arsenal (deliberate choice of word) of powerful anti-war songs. I didn’t realise that until I went back and listened to some recently, since they had popped into my head, you understand.
Well, my mum said to me recently that she was worried that there was going to be another war, and I suppose that is entirely possible. It has happened before and there is certainly enough chest-beating happening at the moment to make people feel really scared or, more stupidly, invincible. I guess that is the aim. But what might prevent further wars? A bigger “weapon”? Vote for me, follow me and I will save you from the foe? Make people scared that someone is going to attack them, lest they forget and set upon a peaceful path?
Anyway, I don’t want my mum to be scared. Personally, I think people across the globe should work together to solve our collective problems. We’ve done that before too and the evidence is in. It is a much better strategy than fight or flight. There are no ifs and buts about it.
So let’s hear no more talk of war and/or resting in peace. I dedicate this song to my hero, my mum. Long may she live in peace and harmony, and her children live in peace and harmony, and her children’s children live in peace and harmony, and so on.
We had better have the song now.