Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In Honor of the Victims and Their Families: We Belong

Here is a post originally posted in 2012, here reposted with some adaptations. I've been thinking of this song lately, especially in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando. I hereby dedicate this to the victims in Orlando, their families, and to all victims of violence everywhere.

How about this great 1984 song from Pat Benatar.

I remember listening to this song when I was a teen, and watching the video, and finding it so wonderfully hopeful.  As a high school student at the time, at at time in my life when I was going through many of the doubts and questions and concerns that adolescents often face, this song brought hope. Of course, the lyrics are those of a love song, but the message could just as easily be interpreted in a more general way: that we all are part of the same life and the same world, and we should all belong.  

We belong to the light
We belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words
We've both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace
For worse or for better
We belong, we belong
We belong together


  1. Only now am I learning that the second line was "We belong to the thunder". now it makes sense...

    1. I think theres some lightning in there somewhere.