Year by year
Our freedoms, dear
Are slowly stripped away
And then we hear
The voice from Hope
"It doesn't have to be this way!"
From the Song, "From Hope to Higher Ground" by R.P.Edwards
Songs are funny things. Something about the melody and the muse and this "message" can somehow find its way deep; deep into the heart and/or mind. Case in point: Harry Chapin's Cat's in the Cradle. This short, simple melody has a way of stopping the goal-driven male dead in his tracks; hopefully to pause and remember one of the true treasures in this life...his child.
Anyway, a simple song was birthed last week. It's certainly not on par with Mr Chapin's work, but I hope it serves as a little inspiration for the faithful who are trying to benefit this troubled country by the election of a worthy presidential candidate, former Governor, Mike Huckabee.
The gist: The campaign began with the link between Hope, Arkansas (Mike's birthplace) with a destination of a better America. Thus "From Hope to Higher Ground." Incorporated in the song are many of Mr Huckabee's positions: Strong military, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, less government entanglement, etc. They're there; but the words are few.
I wouldn't doubt there are many other worthy songs out there with the same theme and message. I hope this one adds, even just a little, to the mix.