Hello EC music lovers!!
I love to listening to music while I'm working —and I feel lucky for that!. So, I was doing my stuff and listening to my muse Joan Jett (yes, I have a very punk side too!) when she starts playing this song ("Everyday People") and makes me stop what I'm doing to dance and sing along out loud! :D
Immediately, I felt like I had to come here to share it too, because I think it worth to spread its great message! ^_^
"Everyday people" was very popular in America, in a time where the African-American Civil Rights Movement was at its very peak* (the end of the '60's)
"Sometimes I'm right, and I can be wrong,
my own beliefs are in my song.
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then,
makes no difference what group I'm in.
I am everyday people"
The song pleas for peace and equality between differing races and social groups.
"There is a yellow one
That won't accept the black one
That won't accept the red one
That won't accept the white one
For different folks
And so on and so on..."
(btw, the line "different strokes for different folks"* became a popular catchphrase* because of this song)
Unfortunately, messages like this keep being very necessary nowadays, because it seems that still some things remain the same... So we all should remind this every day.
"I am no better and neither are you,
we are the same, whatever we do"
Here is the great cover that I was listening to, performed by the awesome Joan Jett. You can read the lyrics and sing along! ^_^
And here is part of the original song, by the American band Sly & the Family Stone. Here, the leader of the band, Sly Stone, says some beautiful words before playing the music:
"Don't hate the black, don't hate the white. if you get beaten, just hate the beat".
Thanks for reading.
*At its peak: In the most important point/moment.
*Different strokes for different folks: Different people like different things. Different people live in different ways.
*Catchphrase: Repeated phrase, slogan, motto.