Hello morning music fans! This week, I want to do a series of songs about spirituality. It isn’t the religious kind of spirituality, but a more human focused one. You know: one that actually exists! In this regard, I’m thinking of issues like acceptance, hope, and duty. But we will see. I’m planning to figure it out as I go along.
Today we will start with an old Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) song “Moonshadow.” According to him, the song is literal: having grown up in the city, he had never seen a shadow cast by the moon until he took a trip to Spain. Regardless, the song is about hope and looking at the positive side of things. Admittedly, it has a lot of gallows humor in it. But that’s what makes it work: the contrast with the beauty and earnestness of the performance.