"I Need a
D ollar" by Aloe Blacc
Bad times are coming and I reap what I done sown
Well let me tell you something: All that glitters ain’t gold
It’s been a long old trouble, a long old troublesome road
And I’m looking for somebody, come and help me carry this load
Breaking softly, a plea for help calls out. A man is searching for answers ’cause he does not know if he is walking on solid ground anymore.
Through an endless darkness, those who suffer pain understand what it is like when suddenly the world is pulled out from under you. Dazed, lost, feeling heavy you walk looking for somebody that understands.
Listen to Aloe Blacc sing "I Need a Dollar".
Like a choral hymn that reflects the turmoil of our times, Aloe Blacc delivers a soulful story that we truly feel. "Who can help me take away my sorrow" he asks. When we are suffering we meditate not only on our own sufferings but also on the world’s sufferings. We feel like fellow pilgrims since we see so much of his story in our story.
The beauty in the song is the determination to find that dollar or that piece of hope to carry him through and the reflection on his spirit of being a good man.
This prayer like song was written after Aloe Blacc lost his job. He poured his pains and uncertainties with great passion into a soothing soulful flame. "I Need a Dollar" spent eight weeks in the top ten in Britain. Aloe Blacc, this American soul singer, has now shot to prominence.
We thanketh this bard, Aloe Blacc, for declaring his pains with such beauty so we can listen as his song ascends.
For those this night who suffer in hours of long array, we share our story with you and pray for thy dollar if that is what thou needs.
Scribe of Camelot
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