Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it.
After so many entries for Music Monday, I’ve begun to double check that I’m not repeating myself, which I almost did, with the entry I originally chose (and which I originally chose back in June of 2018, Pearl Jam’s Immortality). I guess if nothing else, I’m steadfast.
I was deliberating whether to choose a Christmas song for the season or a song that just means something and decided on the latter. The song is “From a Distance,” which you may have heard first by Bette Midler. The first singer I heard perform the song was Nanci Griffith. If you like folkie/country/bluegrass sounds and have never listened to Nanci Griffith, you’ve got to give her a listen, especially her covers album called Other Voices, Other Rooms. It’s a very listenable album that I had on autoplay a few years back. Her version of “From a Distance” predated that album by several years.
From a distance we all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs and no disease
No hungry mouths to feedsongwriter: Julie Gold
And, just because, I’ll give you Bette Midler’s take: