Wake Up Everybody

The song “Wake Up Everybody” song by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, was released in 1975.   The video below was recorded in 2008 for a PBS Special.  The lyrics still apply today.

“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be.”


Posted on 02/19/2017, in music, Potpourri and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. People die. But it’s so true how their words live forever. What we put out there doesn’t return to us void. Change for love of every human must come. Hate is dividing us and it’s sad. God is love. He does not judge. Peace to all. Namaste’

    • yahtzeebutterfly


      We can counter the din and hateful noise out there with a melody of love.

  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    I love this song! I had not heard it before.

    Thanks for posting it Xena. 🙂

  3. Dear Xena,

    The words in this song are suited to these times. I had not hear the song before either but it was great. Thanks!

    Hugs, Gronda

  4. Yes, wake up everybody, it’s time, we must all wake up!

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Yes 🙂


      “Wake up all the builders time to build a new land…
      Created in this image so God live through us
      And even in this generation, living through computers
      Only love love love can reboot us…”

  5. Maybe the song writer got it wrong!
    The problem is the solutions posed are ungodly, they are absent from God, and those types of solutions become problems!
    The Scriptures state, at Jeremiah 10:23: “I well know O’ my God, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his own steps!”
    These inspired words are a part of our guide book. When we stray from following the map we end up like Sodom and Gomorrah, like Babylon of old, like Syria of today. And the leaders of those nation’s have become impotent.

    • As long as the solution does not include violence, then it should provide a bit of relief, but violence begets violence, and division does not work. A dividend house is why we are where we are. Unity of purpose has to be first.

      • yahtzeebutterfly

        Good morning, Toni,

        “As long as the solution does not include violence, then it should provide a bit of relief, but violence begets violence, and division does not work.”

        I agree.

        1 Peter 3:9

        • crustyolemothman

          This is a very good view of the people now in power!

          For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
          2 Corinthians 11:13-15

        • crustyolemothman

          yahtzeebutterfly: How does this instruction correspond with 1 Peter 3:9? Read Ephesians 6:12 and consider it in regards to todays political and social environment. Much like the modern alleged Christians attempt to use the “curse of Ham” scriptures to absolve themselves from treating some citizens of this nation equally, there are many scriptures that in essence are contradictory, or are they?

          • yahtzeebutterfly


            This is probably not deep enough ( Lol ) but all I know is that Love and Goodness leave evil with an upset tummy and hunger.

  6. yahtzeebutterfly


    Weave, weave, weave me the sunshine out of the falling rain
    Weave me the hope of a new tomorrow, fill my cup again
    If only I could heal your sorrow
    Shine on me again
    I’d help you to find your new tomorrow
    Shine on me again.

  7. Wow guys! I didn’t think this post would motivate a Bible study. Have had it if you want, but please keep it respectful.

    • crustyolemothman

      Xena: Whoops, guess it is time for me to go back under my rock…. 😉 Sorry for the disruption….

      • Mothman,
        You’re a moth. You can’t go under a rock. You must fly. 🙂

        I realize that the Bible study didn’t begin with you. I respect the religious and spiritual beliefs of others so allow comments of that nature but the subject can lead to argument because it’s very personal.

  8. crustyolemothman

    Right now the target of hate in this nation is toward Muslims, people from Mexico, and anyone not pure white! However, who will be next on the list when they get rid of all of those targets? Will it be the “accursed” liberals? Will it be the poor because they don’t pay taxes? Will it be the old because they draw on SS and Medicare, and the rich have to pay for that (or at least they think they do)? Will you be on the list, or are you on the list presently? Do we unite and take a stand or do we continue to turn a blind eye or simply make token noises that are easily ignored? How many times have we heard this present administration say all options are on the table? At what point and how do we respond to their acts of tyranny?

    • Mothman,
      You know how organized crime, from the Mafia to street gangs operate. They take out or threaten family and friends of those they target and truly want to hurt.

      There’s an advance of living through so much American history. I remember when Muslims in America were limited to those following Elijah Muhammad. The propaganda was that they were “Black separatists” and the religion itself was not criticized. Then Cassius Clay converted and changed his name, spoke about peace, and along with Malcolm X having a revelation, people no longer thought of Islam as a hateful religion.

      The hate against the religion itself began in the early 1990’s, and it was promoted by natural thinking Christians who resented that prisoners were being converted while in prison, and leaving prison with a new path in life, helped by other Muslims in their communities. Then immigrants from India and Pakistan who are Muslim started coming to America and it appeared to be a threat to natural thinking Christians, mostly of the Southern Baptist, Jerry Farwell types.

      But, let’s go back to its beginning of acknowledgement in America because the race of people who were known to be the Nation of Islam then, are the same people today that some taught were cursed to serve as slaves. Along with this, I don’t think that the Confederate states ever forgave Mexico for fighting on the side of the Union. And, there are many Brown Muslims who are not Africa-American. The elimination, reduction, and/or oppression of Browns and Muslims is to get back to restoring this nation as it was pre-Civil War without anyone left or wanting to, or having the ability to do anything about it.

      • Xena wrote:the race of people who were known to be the Nation of Islam then
        (That’s not right. Muhammad did not come from that group. Muslims and those of the Nation, are under one umbrella and they began in Arab countries. The so called cursed people are from Noah’s son Ham.) They are wrong about who are cursed though, because that was The Cannaites, and they were wiped out as a group.

        • Toni,
          Maybe I wasn’t clear. When I said “the Nation of Islam” I’m speaking about the Muslim religion as it became known in the United States. Remember the revelation that Malcolm X had when he visited Mecca?

  9. Sitting around waiting for some people to ‘do what’s right’ hasn’t worked very well

    • And where are they today? The Scriptures state: “A live dog is better than a dead lion!”

      • crustyolemothman

        The amazing thing about the bible is that for every point of view, a verse or passage can be found to prove just the opposite, if a person so wishes. I have an associate that when challenged on any topic, will spend hours studying the scripture until she finds one that she can use to validate her view point, and becomes quite angry when you quickly find a piece of scripture that does not agree with her point. Perhaps the bible was written that way to allow man to find solace and comfort in any and all trials? You might consider that even the most meek and cowardly dog will bite you if you back him into a corner and allow him no way to escape…

        • Mothman,

          “The amazing thing about the bible is that for every point of view, a verse or passage can be found to prove just the opposite, if a person so wishes.”

          That point has been brought up to believers who hold to certain doctrines but consider other doctrines to be heretical. Personally, I think it’s the double minded man who picks and chooses without first trying to bring all scripture into agreement. And of course, they usually pick what they believe applies to others and not themselves.

          What Jesus taught is capable of being practiced by all mankind, regardless of their religious beliefs. Love others, even your enemies. Do not return evil for evil. Those beginning steps lead to more spiritual truths.

      • We could do this all day.

        Ecclesiastes 3:8

        A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
        Proverbs 21:15

        When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
        Psalm 144:1

        Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
        Philippians 3:2

        Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

        Romans 13:4
        For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. ”

      • Toni,
        It actually begins by saying, “Anyone who is among the living has hope.”
        That is why it’s better to be a live anything than the strongest animal who is dead.

        I think it’s time that I interject something. This blog is not a “religious” blog. On some threads, we encourage the ways of hope, faith, and love, but do not proselytize. If that is what you want to do, you will be challenged and possibly harshly. That’s because we have existed here since 2012 and people of all persuasions participate — some who demonstrate having more of the nature and ways of Christ than some who purport to be Christian.

        There are several blogs I follow that do a wonderful, anointed job in encouraging and sharing the ways and love of Christ. In other words, this is not the blog you should come to if you want to debate the Bible, religion, or tell participants what they should believe. You are welcomed to participate in discussions according to the initial post. Thanks for your consideration.

      • Toni,

        “And where are they today?”

        Can it be honestly said that they are alive in our hearts and mind? That scripture you quoted, where is the person today who wrote it? You see, when words have LIFE, have been inspired by LIFE, by Truth, they live forever, do they not?

  10. I personally prefer to follow and cherry pick the tender mercies Christ taught and am a firm believer that “if one needs religion to be a good person they have already failed as a human being”. I have a higher power that serves me well and doesn’t require my undying devotion or worship. One who never allow me to burn in an eternal lake of fire if I don’t love him enough.

    • Mindyme,
      We have known each other since 2012 and you demonstrate the mercies and love of Christ. A tree is known by its fruit.

      Regarding an interpretation of hell, if you are interested and have time, check out “What the Hell is Hell“. I’ve known Gary since the 80’s. He breaks down what the Bible teaches about hell, and it’s not man’s interpretation of God inflicting suffering and pain after death.

  11. Most people think I’m atheist. I’m not. I know there is something that is ‘more’ than I am. I do not believe in a cruel God.

    • Well Mindyme, welcome to the wonderful world of assumptions. It’s been assumed that I’m a heretic because I believe in the reconciliation of all things; believe that Jesus said all before him were thieves and robbers, and look to him alone as the true witness of the Father. Oh — and I’ve been called worst. 🙂

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