"One love is the light, shining over every mountaintop; it will lead us to the higher ground"
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! I hope that no matter what, no matter where you are, love is present in your lives today.
In the last few months, I’ve fallen in love with the versatile voice of the Rock Queen Pat Benatar! This song, one of her singles from her 1988 album “Wide Awake in Dreamland”, is an epic power ballad for the ages. “One Love” combines tender words with her powerhouse vocals.
Lyrics courtesy of AZLyrics.
Once there was a man, and he lived to sing the lion's song As he traveled on the road of hope One love is the light, shining over every mountaintop It will lead us to the higher ground One day every heart will beat strong against the night Let it be done right now Once there was a man, and his words became a song of love And his song became the golden dream One love is the light, shining over everyone that believes It will lead us to the higher ground One day every eye will see truth before the light Let it be done right now Some wait, so long Because our love is strong This hard road traveled on Will lead us home, forever Hear the lion's song, voices cryin' like a desert wind Yeah he's gone unto his father's land Afrika tonight, for we truly are one in our hearts Colors woven in the golden dream One day every eye will see truth before the light Let it be done right now One day every voice will speak strong against the night Let us be one right now So let it be We are the children of a thousand days We are the people of the hard rain We are the children of a thousand days We are the people of the hard rain We are the people of the hard rain
My love for this song has grown so much that I ensure I listen to it every morning before I leave for work. It’s so uplifting and inspiring! Not to mention, this is such a soothing song to listen to while we continue to combat COVID-19 and all of the pain we’ve dealt with since the pandemic began.
It’s possible that Pat Benatar was inspired by faith when she wrote this song. Hearing the lyrics “one day every eye will see” reminded me of this Bible verse:
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.1 Corinthians 13:12
One day, we will all know God’s truth for ourselves, and everything will be made clear. For now, our goal is to love one another like He loves us, so that we may all be united in “one love”.