I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
I was listening to Canned Heat last night.
If you aren’t of a certain vintage you likely never heard of them.
The song that stuck with me from 1970, and July 11, 2021 is “Let’s Work Together.”
The lyrics aren’t complex. Truth be told they are simple - and straightforward.
Maybe a little corny.
I suspect purists would call the vocals “narrow.”
The band’s performances were never what you would call “tight.”
Canned Heat just seemed to have a good time singing an honest song about a timeless truth.
There is a passage in the Book I read that says “How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along.”
Ain’t it the truth?
In a world, sometimes a house, that so easily falls to division…
In a time when progress in the peaceable way is so needed…
In a life that suffers from the fractures of bitterness and regret…
Maybe we all need to listen to Canned Heat sing a simple, honest song.
Besides, it is a good dance tune.
As our Friend and I walked into a warm breeze on a Monday morning we were talking about “going it alone” if you have to but “sharing the load” because you need to. He smiled at me the way he does and sang…
🎶“I’m going up the country”🎶