TUNE Folkstar - Sunday Night
"Sunday Night" was written a couple of years ago, well before Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement. I came across an article about how the Klu Klux Klan had been putting flyers in mailboxes with candy (as of this writing, this is still a regular occurence). While I don't live in a one stoplight town (we have several, thankyouverymuch), I am a short drive from a few such places. The opening lines of the song came to me, followed by the chorus. All too familiar with current events, I was able to quickly fill in the rest of the lyrics. I usually keep my songs pretty secular but this one just had a gospel feel to it once I came up with the melody and, despite some lyrical wrangling, that "hallelujah" just kept finding its way in there. So I kept it. This song is even more relevant now than when I wrote it. We are so preoccupied with being right as individuals and having the last word, with having our beliefs be the only "right" way to do things. Meanwhile, right or wrong, we are destroying ourselves and others. The world needs to heal. We need to see beyond doctrines and, whether we agree with each other or not, see each other as human beings. "Hallelujah, lay your weapons down."