Monday, November 8, 2010

Got to Get You into My Life

I don’t think that I am alone in the fact that certain songs make me think. It can be the title, the lyrics or both, but certain songs make me think. At times they make me think a lot. Once such song is “Got to Get You Into My Life” by The Beatles. It was first released in 1966 on the album Revolver. Paul McCartney wrote it.

Here are the lyrics from that song:

I was alone, I took a ride, 

I didn't know what I would find there

Another road where maybe I could see another kind of mind there



Ooh, then I suddenly see you,

Ooh, did I tell you I need you 

Every single day of my life



You didn't run, you didn't lie

You knew I wanted just to hold you

Had you gone, you knew in time, we'd meet again

For I had told you



Ooh, you were meant to be near me

Ooh, and I want you hear me

Say we'll be together every day



Got to get you into my life


What can I do, what can I be,

When I'm with you I want to stay there

If I'm true I'll never leave

And if I do I know the way there



Ooh, then I suddenly see you,

Ooh, did I tell you I need you 

Every single day of my life



Got to get you into my life

Got to get you into my life



I was alone, I took a ride, 

I didn't know what I would find there

Another road where maybe I could see another kind of mind there



Then suddenly I see you,

Did I tell you I need you

Every single day...

Okay, what do you think this song makes me think about? A past relationship? Perhaps. No, it’s not an old girlfriend or a close friend.

What this song makes me think about is God. Normally I am not one to be “preachy”. Maybe I should be, because this song reminds me just how important it is to have God in your life.

It boggles my mind that people can go through life without having God in their lives. With all the challenges, hardships and dilemmas in our everyday lives, how can someone choose not to have God as a part of their life?

What troubles me is when people that I am close to and care about, do not have God in their life. I often pray that God somehow touches them and becomes a part of their lives. Perhaps I need to do so more often.

One last thing while I’m being “preachy”. Please don’t get hung up on specific religions or labels. I am Catholic, but have friends of many faiths - Lutherans, Protestants, Jews, non-denominational Christians and (gasp!) even Muslims to name a few.

It’s not that important to me what their specific ideology is. It really isn’t. I’m not so arrogant to think that the only people God chooses to enter heaven will be Catholic.

What is important to me is that they have God in their lives in one form or another. To my friends that don’t have God in their lives, I will continue to pray that God touches you.

We all need God in our lives. Every single day…

Okay, I will stop being “preachy” now. I am going to listen to some music. Maybe “Faith in Something Bigger” by The Who or “God on My Side” by World Party.

Until next time…from the booth.

2 comments:

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I don't know if there is a God, but if there is, He better put a cup on before I get to Him. I'm gonna have some words with Him....

Sharon said...

AMEN