Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dancing In Circles

I played a song this morning.  It was entitled, Dancing In Circles by Love and Theft.  I have to admit that I had not given this song a listen until now, but the words blew me away.

Well I don't understand why we do what we do to each other
According to His word we're all born sisters and brothers
But we lie and we steal, we fight and we kill, even though we know the way

All through the ages we try to share this world together
Turning the pages pretending we'll live here forever
But we'll have to face our maker someday and reap what we've sown all the way

And we know, how so, why can't we just get it right
And I pray, someday we'll overcome all the damage we've done and we'll fly

Chorus:
Why do we go dancing in circles when we know it never ends
We come so close to loving each other and then we go dancing in circles again

The age-old question I have heard most of my life is the theme of this song.  Why can't we just get along to, as the words suggest "share this world together" as sisters and brothers, instead of 'dancing in circles (i.e. fighting, war)?  The message of this song is universal.  Why do we do the things we do to each other?  One writer said, "Showing us both sides of the human condition, the beautiful and the troubling, Love and Theft deliver an always timely message in this thought-provoking song."

Love and Theft is a country music band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. It is comprised of Brian Bandas of Austin, Texas, Stephen Barker Liles of Palm Harbor, Florida and Eric Gunderson of Charlotte, North Carolina. After Taylor Swift heard the trio's music, she brought them on board as an opening act for her headlining concerts in 2008. The band's debut album, World Wide Open, was released on August 25, 2009. Co-written by Liles, who sings lead on the song, 'Dancing in Circles' is the groups second release.  It debuted on the charts on December 12, 2009.

Check out the video, shot in downtown Nashville, or just go all out and buy the song, or album, from your favorite music soure.  I strongly urge this.

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