I never did find out what a bawitiba is. If I even spelled that right. It’s probably one of those words you can come up with when you’re high.
Whatever the case, the lyrics to the Kid Rock song from 2000 still ring with me:
“Get in the pit and try to love someone”.
The world is the pit and our job is to love others. Not necessarily in a sexual context. I’m not sure if that was the artist’s intentions in writing that song. But Kid Rock’s follow up song was “Only God knows why.”
Today’s jam “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers back around 1966. I confess that I got into oldies music back in the early 90’s when my favorite Top 40 rock station changed their format. Now I pretty much listen to music that spans five or six decades. It was only in recent years that I started paying more attention to the lyrics. It’s amazing the stuff that stands out years later and you wonder why you never caught it before.
Here is a sample of the lyrics:
“There’s a man who lives a life of danger
To everyone he meets he stares a stranger
With every move he makes, another chance he takes
Odds are he won’t live to see tomorrow
Secret agent man, secret agent man
They’ve given you a number and taken away you name
Beware of pretty faces that you find
A pretty face can hide an evil mind
Ah be careful what you say
You’ll give yourself away
Odds are you won’t live to see tomorrow”-‘Secret Agent Man’ by Johnny Rivers (circa 1966).
That pretty much sums up how most of us feel in this world. Like we are a number whose identity and name have been taken away; along with every person we meet being a stranger and a pretty face hiding a corrupt mind. You got to watch what you say and we aren’t guaranteed to see tomorrow.
I had to paraphrase that. I also have to confess that when I first heard the song, I thought the musician was saying “secret Asian man.” The song was actually the theme to some spy show in the 1960’s. I could be wrong but I believe it was The Man from U.N.C.L.E.