No matter what journey you are on today, this quote holds meaning:
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. -Martin Luther King Jr.
On 7/29/15 in Columbia SC, James Taylor was joined onstage by Charleston choir Low Country Voices. Together, they sang “Shed a Little Light” in memory of the victims of the Charleston shooting and their families.
Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us,
all men and women living on the Earth.
Ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood,
that we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become
a place in which our children can grow free and strong.
We are bound together by the task that stands before us
and the road that lies ahead.
We are bound and we are bound.
There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest
Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.
Can’t get no light from the dollar bill,
don’t give me no light from a TV screen.
When I open my eyes I wanna drink my fill
from the well on the hill,
do you know what I mean?
Oh, Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us.
All men and women living on the Earth,
ties of hope and love,
sister and brotherhood.
A Personal Note
Now, I have to say that sitting in a packed Fenway Park, singing “Shed a Little Light” with James Taylor was a goose-bumpy moment and a favorite memory, the version below will always be my favorite. Naturally 7 and the Maccabeats definitely do this song…(ahem)…justice!
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