Monday, July 24, 2006

A song from my childhood

As you know, I am not an artistic person. I am very much a non-emotional, black-and-white type. But I do have an emotional side. Most of my "touchy-feely" side manifests itself through music. I have many many songs that I learned as a kid, that pop up from time to time. Here's one that I feel is very relevant to our day and age. Sorry about the capitals, I just copied and pasted.



PITY THE MAN
I GUESS WE SHOULD PITY, THOSE IN THE WORLD
WHO MUST USE THE EARTH FOR A BED.
I GUESS WE SHOULD PITY,
THE MAN WHO MUST TOILFROM DAWN TILL DUSK FOR HIS BREAD.
BUT THESE CAN BE RICH, IF THEY HAVE CONTENTMENT
AND SHARE IN GOD'S SALVATION PLAN.
BUT IF YOU KNOW ANY, WHO THO THEY HAVE PLENTY
ARE LOST THEN PITY THAT MAN.

I GUESS THERE ARE THOSE, WHO PITY THE SAVED,
AS THO THEY'RE MISSING LIFE'S BEST;
FORGETTING THAT TREASURES OF EARTH PASS AWAY
AND HEAVEN'S THE PLACE TO INVEST.
MEANWHILE ESTEEMING, THE MAN WHO IS SCHEMING
TO HOLD ALL THE WEALTH THAT HE CAN.
BUT IF HE'S NOT GIVING, TO GOD WHILE HE'S LIVING
HIS SOUL THEN PITY THAT MAN.

CHORUS
PITY THE MAN WHO HAS TREASURES TO HOLD,
AND OWNS NOT THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE.
PITY THE MAN THO HE LIVE LONG ON EARTH
IF HE KNOWS NOT THE GIVER OF LIFE,
DOCTOR OR LAWYER, TRAVELER OR MERCHANT
THE BUILDER WHO BUILDS ON THE SAND
PAUPER OR KING, TO BE SAVED IS THE THING
IF HE'S LOST THEN PITY THAT MAN.


R

4 comments:

deb said...

Thanks for the memories. I can hear Rusty Goodman singing those words now.

Rhonda said...

Really? I can only hear my mom and dad's voices with daddy playing the guitar.

Oh well, God bless the Happy Goodmans!

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