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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Can You Hear the Music? 


My wife and I are about to take another road trip. Our plan is always the same. She sings the lyrics, and I sing the electric guitar. It’s great fun! We’ve been driving in circles for decades, and music has been our ride-along through the good and bad. When we met, I had a sound system that rattled windows and annoyed the parents. You could feel what you heard. I am not sure if she liked the volume, but she liked me. From Fleetwood Mac to Run DMC and a plethora of genres, music has always been the soundtrack of our lives, chapter by chapter, event by event, season by season.

Music has a way of capturing a moment and stirring the soul. Smooth jazz, red, white, and blue country, or a good ole love song all move the internal dial, reminding us that we are uniquely human and what is important. New and old emotions spin when the melody reverberates from the cadence of life. Our brokenness turns a melody due to the rough edges of life’s turntable.

Songs carry weight and meaning. The bible has so many emotional songs, and it’s no wonder emotion encodes memory. I can tell you what song was on the radio when I wrecked my first car (30 years ago). Fire and Rain by James Taylor will make me stop and enjoy the simplicity of voice and composition. Imagine by John Lennon stirred a generation with utopian dreams.

A song that has a similar effect on me is “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer (lyrics below).

 

Me and all my friends

We’re all misunderstood

They say we stand for nothing and

There’s no way we ever could

Now we see everything that’s going wrong

With the world and those who lead it

We just feel like we don’t have the means

To rise above and beat it

So we keep waiting (waiting)

Waiting on the world to change

We keep on waiting (waiting)

Waiting on the world to change

 

Mayer drops the needle into a problem we all feel and face differently. But the problem exists, and something about the world is wrong. Our souls long for significant change, and we feel the stress and struggle as we grapple for the strength to change the tune.

 

Waiting on the World to Change. Me too.

Change yourself, and the world will follow.

 

The world will change when you…

 

+ Know God

+ Know your purpose.

+ Know each other

 

 


The conversation continues on the Men of Iron Podcast –

“A Time to Be Unreasonable” (EP. 112)