The songs in today’s post carry a message that’s right for our time– a much needed positive worldview.
Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good” is officially launched, and within a few weeks it’ll be airing on Country stations nationwide. The words are—terrific—poetic and insightful.
I believe kids oughta stay kids as long as they can/Turn off the screen, go climb a tree, get dirt on their hands
I believe we gotta forgive and make amends/’Cause nobody gets a second chance to make new old friends
I believe you love who you love/Ain’t nothing you should ever be ashamed of
I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks/I believe most people are good
How can you not be reminded of Don Williams’ 1980 smash “I Believe In You”—a song that also espouses love and acceptance; Bryan’s message is clearly universal, while Williams’ is ambiguous, it could be personal or it could be universal.
Unlike Williams’ elegant flow of grammatically correct lyrics, Luke Bryan’s song sounds stereotype “Country.” Kinda corny.
Bryan’s been accused by critics of sounding “too Pop” –perhaps his newest album, “What Makes You Country,” which includes “People Are Good,” is his response?
You can catch Bryan on March 11th, when he joins Katy Perry and Lionel Richie as a judge on the reboot of “American Idol,” this time around airing on ABC.