Monday, June 22, 2009
Song of the Day - June 22, 2009
Today's Song of the Day is, much like my Word of the Day, influenced by events unfolding in Iran. It's been 21 years since I first heard People Have the Power by Patti Smith, and it has remained a song I draw on in hard times. There's an incredible, almost limitless optimism that Smith conveys in this song. Essentially, she's conveying a closely-held belief or dream that we who do not have the reins of power actually can take control of our destinies, our world. Expressing it is her way of passing it on, inspiring others. In other words, in the confines of a five minute song, she wants to turn you on, to give you the power. Or more correctly remind you that it is in you, and to spread the word. Enjoy.