Monday, February 13, 2006

Upside Down?

Are we living life upside down? I recently rediscovered a song (it was re-released on a new Russ Lee CD) that had meant alot to me in the early 80's. The words are just as pertinent today as they were then - maybe more so....

"LIVING LIFE UPSIDE DOWN"
John has a new way of looking at life
He's tired of his job, his kids and his wife
He says the secret to his success
Was in leaving and finding himself
Now he's someone to somebody else.
And you say we've risen to a new age of truth
You're calling it a spiritual Godly pursuit
But I say, I say,

(chorus)
What if we've fallen to the bottom of a well
Thinking we've risen to the top of a mountain
What if we're knocking at the gates of hell
Thinking we're heaven bound
What if we spend our lives thinking of ourselves
When we should have been thinking of each other
What if we reach up and touch the ground
To find we're living life upside down.

We've got a program for saving the earth
While unborn children are denied their right to birth
One baby's blessed, another cursed
Have we made this world better or worse
Now that the life of a tree comes first
And you say we've risen to a new age of light
You're telling me what used to be wrong is now right
But I say, I say,
(repeat chorus)

What if we're living, what if we're living,
What if we're living life upside down.

The lines that particularly hit home today in our world are you say we've risen to a new age of truth, You're calling it a spiritual Godly pursuit and you say we've risen to a new age of light
You're telling me what used to be wrong is now right, and the chorus. Have we, as a generation, lost our compass of what is wrong and what is right? Perhaps things are not as they appear. I believe it's worth questioning:
What if we've fallen to the bottom of a well
Thinking we've risen to the top of a mountain?
What if we're knocking at the gates of hell
Thinking we're heaven bound?
What if we spend our lives thinking of ourselves
When we should have been thinking of each other?
What if we reach up and touch the ground
To find we're living life upside down?

Jeff

28 comments:

Lynn said...

Thank you for posting these lyrics, Gotee.

I really loved how this song (originally performed by Truth) cut right through all of the ways we can try to justify doing the wrong thing.

Thanks again,
Lynn

Lynn said...

Thank you for posting these lyrics, Gotee.

I really loved how this song (originally performed by Truth) cut right through all of the ways we can try to justify doing the wrong thing.

Thanks again,
Lynn

GoteeMan said...

Lynn - This has always been one of my favorites... Thanks for stopping by...

The Lord bless you.
Jeff

ovg said...

This song has long been a favourite of mine (I have the cassette by the group Truth) and recently the words have been very strongly on my mind because of various disturbing situations in our local church and worldwide. It is really a wakeup - think about what you're agreeing to simply by not speaking out.

Thank you for posting the lyrics as I couldn't remember them all and have been trying.

GoteeMan said...

ovg -

Thanks for dropping by... to me, this song is timeless and appropriate..

The Lord bless you.
Jeff

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of these words today and searched for them on the web. These are great words because they are true and unmask the hypocrisy of the world's (worldly) religion. These present realities are the product of lies we have been told for generations (evolution, believe in yourself, etc.).

GoteeMan said...

Yes, I go back and read them often... as a reminder not to drink the kool-aid ever again...

thanks for your response...

J/

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these lyrics. I remember listening to this song in the 80's and thinking how compelling the words were then. They are even more true now. Yes, it must have been Truth singing it, but I couldn't remember until I read the comment posted. Who wrote the lyrics?

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