Louis Armstrong “Wonderful World”
Marvin Gaye “What´s Goin´On”
Bob Dylan “The Times Are-A-Changing”
John Lennon “Imagine”
Prince “Sign´O´The Times”
Curtis Mayfield “Hard Times”
…And this is just a few of many songs with a deeper meaning – something to tell the listener, having an agenda – a political message!
Today Elvis Presley would have been 78 years old. It´s 35 years since he passed away too soon back in 1977.
When it comes to songs with a deeper meaning. Everyone knows his fantastic “In the Ghetto” but Elvis Presleys version of “If I Can Dream” is never mentioned in the company of the aforementioned songs.
Elvis was a hero to most, but he has never, as far as I know, got known for the deeper meaning in “If I Can Dream”.
On his could-have-been 78th birthday it´s time to give Elvis the respect he deserves. For making the song his own, for showing his soul – and for ripping his voice apart like I have never heard before!
This is Elvis at his best and strongest in one of his greatest performances ever!
Here are the lyrics…
Elvis was a hero to most – and is still today to me…A hero!