Much of the music we hear on the radio today is saturated with elicit drug use, casual sex, violence and other bad influences that are hurting our society. Every once in a while, however, there is a rare gem of a song that encourages you to rise above the coarser parts of human nature and be a better person. This blog features some of our favorite uplifting pop songs along with what they mean to us.

Feel free to leave your own interpretation as a comment!

Friday, May 28, 2010

"You'll Never Walk Alone" by Various Performers

It isn't too often these days that you get a musical theater song that crosses over to be sung regularly by thousands of soccer fans in England. The special message of this song from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel touches at the very core of humanity: everyone needs to know that they are not alone.

Solitary confinement has always been known to be the worst possible punishment that could be offered to a criminal.  Humans are social creatures and we need to know that someone else knows and cares about us.  We also need to know that there is hope around the corner, and that all our struggles will someday open up to a time of peace and happiness.  It is no surprise that every single successful ideology, whether religious or political, stresses that there is a time in the future when all problems will end and love will abound.  In Christianity alone, the promise of "on earth, peace, goodwill towards men" falls only short of "glory to God in the highest."

Whether Judeo-Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, or an agnostic humanist, we are all in this together and every human should do their part to meet the needs of those around them and thereby improve our race. 

"You'll Never Walk Alone"

When you walk through a storm
Hold your chin up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark.

Walk on, through the wind,
Walk on, through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never walk alone.

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