Flashback Friday – Stevie Wonder “Songs In The Key Of Life”

Songs In The Key Of Life

“Good morn or evening friends | Here’s your friendly announcer | I have serious news to pass on to ev-er-y-body | What I’m about to say | Could mean the world’s disaster | Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain | It’s that | Love’s in need of love today | Don’t delay | Send yours in right away | Hate’s goin’ round | Breaking many hearts | Stop it please | Before it’s gone too far | The force of evil plans | To make you its possession | And it will if we let it | Destroy ev-er-y-body | We all must take | Precautionary measures | If love and please you treasure | Then you’ll hear me when I say | Oh that | Love’s in need of love today | Don’t delay | Send yours in right away | Hate’s goin’ round | Breaking many hearts | Stop it please | Before it’s gone too far| Just give the world LOVE” – Stevie Wonder

Isn’t it amazing how the lyrics of a song written almost 30 years ago can ring so true in the midst of our world’s struggles today. In 1976, I was 13 years old, my nephew was born, our country celebrated its bicentennial, and Steveland Morris changed our world forever with his prolific music.

God Bless Us All.

15 Responses to “Flashback Friday – Stevie Wonder “Songs In The Key Of Life””

  1. nakachi says:

    oh, stevie. mm mm mm. just his name is enough, isn’t it? stevie. truly a living treasure.
    i’m feelin’ you on this one, james. fo real.

  2. Antonio G says:

    Stevie Wonder — Classic! I listen to KJLH just to hear a Stevie Wonder song every hour on the hour.

  3. Gee says:

    What a wonderful choice. I think I will put some on right now.

  4. Tai says:

    What a luscious choice for a Friday Flashback! I remember the first time I really heard and meditated on the words of that lyrical charge, I was driving down the Florida coast meditating on the power of Love. Thanks James for the reminder that Love can change the course of the world.

  5. gwen says:

    I just put this on, thanks for reminding me. “Isn’t she lovely” is my girl’s song. Makes me cry every time I listen to it. I’m such a sap 😉

  6. js says:

    KJLH is still on the air? Wonder-ful! Having left Southern California some 16 years ago, it’s nice to know the land of Kindness Joy Love and Happiness is still around.

  7. Gratefulheart says:

    Stevie Wonder, one of my 1st 45’s went like this da da da da da da da da da….da da da da da da…I was made to love you …yeah yeah yeah da da da da da…Can any one name that tune

  8. laurie says:

    I’ve been listening to a lot of Stevie these days…it’s good for a weary, confused soul. Thanks for posting those lyrics.
    This site is great!

  9. gee says:

    Thought you might enjoy a lol. “I Wish” has been stuck in my husband’s head since Friday morning. He just said something to me about “…smoking cigarettes and writing something nasty on the wall” 🙂

  10. shannita says:

    incredible song. inspired and prolific lyrics. just after sept 11, stevie wonder came to church and sang “love’s in need of love today” to the congregation. just him and a piano. i’ll never forget that moment…

  11. Jason says:

    Dear Sirs:
    Please add Ledisi to your site. She is fantastic.
    Thanks.
    Jason R. Johnson

  12. Tony Quinn says:

    70’S
    YOU KNEW EVERY DJ BY NAME
    ROD
    TONY
    TED
    JAI
    LT
    KJLH 102.3FM COMPTON,CA
    I’M TONY QUINN
    LATE NIGHT
    KCRW 89.9FM SANTA MONICA,CA.
    JAZZ AND R&B
    24/7
    SUNDAY MORNING’S ARE STILL THE SAME.
    2003
    INGLEWOOD,CA
    LEVI;WHO

  13. Tony says:

    LEVI (70’S,80’S,90’S & 2000-……….
    JOHN L HILL
    &
    LEVI
    KEEP HIM

  14. Tony says:

    oldest 60’s & still going
    Stevie changed
    us & the city
    the world
    with his music
    God bless you

  15. Stanley Wright says:

    Someone should send George Bush and his cronies a copy of that song.They are creating more hatred and enemies in the world today.

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