Built for the Future
There’s this song I like…
It’s by a group that formed in 1982 and is still together now, in 2018, with the original lineup. That’s an astonishing feat. While I enjoy the themes and textures of all of their music, the song, Built for the Future has the lyrical timelessness to keep it both relevant and worthy of note.
Touching on the subtle, nefarious intent of actions of those either in power, or who seek to gain it, the song warns that you don’t recognize the erosion of your freedoms right away, until eventually you become hopelessly victimized in the collective result.
The group, is The Fixx, and front man Cy Curnin, is a thoughtful storyteller, who doesn’t shy away from the inconvenient truths that affect us all. You can give it a listen here if you wish, through the camera lens of the then pioneering music video.
“The sons of this world are more shrewd than the sons of light.” (Luke 16)
It’s time to re-think that being a “son of light” means that you can’t be shrewd. Until then, there’s this song…
which always reminds me to consider new opportunities to that end.
(Photo and video credit: http://www.thefixx.com)