Monday, December 13, 2010

Someday at Christmas

Can you complete this sentence?

Someday at Christmas ....



This is the name of a song written and recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967. Since then it has been re-recorded by many artists, from Michael Jackson to Justin Bieber.

The song talks about a time in the future, when there is peace, fraternity and harmony around the world. Christmas is the symbol of all these good and positive things.


But most important part of the song is probably in these lines:

Someday our dreams will all come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmastime

What do you think?

Is this world where men and women are free already here? If not, do you think we will see this world in the immediate future?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are all free in our minds. Total freedom in society will never exist.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we feel free but this is all an illusion. The authorities make us BELIEVE we are free. That's why the song says "Someday".

Angela said...

Immediate future???
Let`s hope so ...

In fact, singers and composers have dreamed about a peaceful Christmas since the early forties:
In 1942 Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas", during the World War II. The song was first popularized by Bin Crosby and then by Elvis Presley.
In the sixties ( 1967) Stevie Wonder wrote and recorded the beautiful song posted on the blog:” Someday at Christmas”.
Some years later , in 1971, after the Vietnam War, Lennon launched Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Despite the different time the songs were composed and the different singers` styles, I believe their messages are very similar.
After all, they express our feelings, what we really want : peace, love, freedom, equality, no more tears, no more fears, no more wars.
We`ve been waiting for so long!
Let`s hope it really happens in the immediate future, not necessarily at Christmas but in time for you and for me.

Note:
Here are some similar lines from the different songs :

I`m dreaming of a white Christmas ( White Christmas – Irving Berlin)

For rich and the poor ones, the world is so wrong (( Happy Xmas – John Lennon)

No hungry children, no empty hand ( Someday at Christmas – Steve Wonder)

All men are equal and no men have fears. ( Someday at Christmas – Steve Wonder)

Let`s hope it´s a good one without any fears ( Happy Xmas – John Lennon)