Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Love Well

A cover of Bob Dylan's "What Good Am I?" for those who don't know how great his songs are because you can't handle listening to his voice.

Why I like this song: In the Bible, there is a passage that is well -known about what love is. You might hear it at a lot of weddings, it is so poetic. But not many people know much about the verses that proceeds the passage that describes many natural and spiritual abilities, and how they all amount to nothing if we don't have love. What Bob has done with this song was to show how real love makes a real difference in our personal lives, as well as society. He once said that all his songs are protest songs. Here, he is questioning himself. I think it is a question we could do well to ask ourselves. The Bible also says that God is love. Since God loves perfectly and we do not, we need Him to love well--it's about our actions and our hearts.

What Good Am I?

What good am I if I’m like all the rest,
If I just turn away, when I see how you’re dressed,
If I shut myself off so I can’t hear you cry,
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don’t do,
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you,
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky,
What good am I?

What good am I while you softly weep
And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep,
And I freeze in the moment like the rest who don’t try,
What good am I?

What good am I then to others and me
If I’ve had every chance and yet still fail to see
If my hands are tied must I not wonder within
Who tied them and why and where must I have been?

What good am I if I say foolish things
And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings
And I just turn my back while you silently die,
What good am I?

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