What the World Needs Now

This Is Your Song – Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post.

My favorite song “What the World Needs Now” written by Burt Bacharach, with lyrics by Hal David.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don’t need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some, oh, but just for
Every, every, everyone.

I often think these days that we have an overabundance of everything… so much clutter and everything tries to demand our attention. It would be nice if we could all focus on the simple things that matter and shut out the rest.

Give a listen to this version with Burt Bacharach and The Posies from the movie Austin Powers. It’s wonderful:

This post was prompted by The Daily Post from WordPress.

  5 comments for “What the World Needs Now

  1. Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    This picture looks like the town I grew up in!!!!

    • Barron
      Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Wow! I am jealous! I wish mine did.

      • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 9:18 am

        At the time, I couldn’t wait to get away, but in retrospect, it was a good place to grow up.

  2. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 1:05 am

    So very true!

  3. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 3:49 am

    With love many things will go well. This reminds me of my own poem which talks about justice. I hope you watch out for it.

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