Saturday, December 1, 2012

Doug Baron - I Can't Wait For The Miracle

Today is World AIDS Day.  It's a day that should have more pomp and circumstance surrounding it because I don't think there is nearly enough awareness.  In the 80s and 90s when people were visibly ill and were dying at an astronomical rate, people took notice but now that people are living longer and healthier lives it doesn't seem as if there is enough of a fire under people to stand up and take notice.  Please don't misunderstand what I'm saying.  I am glad that people are experiencing longevity in the face of this horrible pandemic, but I don't think the public has enough understanding and enough of a sense of urgency to do something about it.  To honor the people that I've known that have died at the hands of this terrible illness, I would like to share one of the most amazing songs ever written.

Doug Baron is an American Singer/Songwriter from Louisiana that has this incredible gift for not necessarily how things are said but how they are written to best make the most out of the emotion or feeling he's trying to convey.  He says about this song, "I wrote this in a Chapel at the hospital of someone very dear to me. This is what was in my head, in my heart."  Listening to the song, there is no doubt how much of himself he poured into it.  For those of us that have lost someone, this song strikes particularly close to home but at the same time offers hope and an understanding of something that may not directly touch your life.  It's a song that makes you  stop what you're doing and listen to each and every word.  You pay attention because it and Doug deserve you're respect and attention.  Buy the song.  It's $2 or whatever you want to pay over that.  I think it's beautiful and heartfelt and deserves all the money.

1 comment:

  1. About five years ago, when Hanson was recording their album, The Walk, they spent some time in Africa. They wrote a book and have an EP of songs they wrote about their experiences there. You should check out the charities they donate to, and maybe listen to a few songs. This song is amazing and heartbreaking, but you may not want to listen to it right now. It's about a father burying his child. (Did you know the life expectany of a child who is born with AIDS is only about 3 years? One of the charities they donate to provides medication to HIV positive mothers so that they can give birth to a HIV free baby.)