I take every song and relate it to life, and people sometimes think I must be in love listening to them. Single as a lost bird, but my love comes from somewhere deeper, as I still dance, hum and sing my heart out through the difficult day. My love for soul music goes back to the brightest memories of my youngest childhood, when all my family lived together at my grandmother’s house — the Sun out, while dancing with grandmother to her playing soul music loudly.
This song certainly reminds me of those times.
Most importantly, in my childhood development for me, despite its complexities, was having a family. Marvin Gaye’s soulful yet mature nature was the kind of classic idea and image of a Black man I was raised up by. Today I think of certain issues and another complex relationship and family, such as that of my country and its history, the epidemics of loneliness and the conflict between the sexes, and race in America. Hearing Marvin Gaye singing this song, I believe would liven and relate to you too.
OUR MESSAGES AND MUSIC OF AND IN SOUL HAD AND STILL HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL GENERATIONS OF OUR FAMILIES, CREATE NEW FAMILIES AND CULTURE, AND REANIMATE THE NATION. NEVER FORGET. PEACE AND HOPES FOR A BETTER LOVING FUTURE.