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Don’t You Believe Them.

Here’s a distraction from the condition of the world today. In the middle of a global pandemic, grief, protests and loss, eleven selected songs with a message of hope, love and collaboration, performed by Bruce Hornsby.

This is not to debate a topic which has disgraced the human race for centuries. Because there is no rational way to debate the utterly irrational. There is no way to make sense out of nonsense.

To those who say “all” lives matter, that can’t happen until black lives matter.

And to those who tell us that none of that can be changed: please, don’t believe them.

“They passed a law in ’64 / To give those who ain’t got a little more /But it only goes so far. / Because the law don’t change another’s mind / When all it sees at the hiring time / Is the line on the color bar”

“That’s just the way it is / Some things will never change / That’s just the way it is / But don’t you believe them“.

That part of that song is imploring us:

It may seem like “some things will never change” if we wait for the failures of society and the human condition to fix themselves.

Instead, it falls upon each of us, individually, to proactively take our own steps to change them ourselves.

Please enjoy these songs.

Download eleven live performances by Bruce Hornsby

mp3  01. Fire on the Cross
» 8.0 MiB - 81 downloads
Miami, FL
March 31 1994

mp3  02. Sticks and Stones
» 5.9 MiB - 48 downloads
Charleston, SC
October 25 2002

mp3  03. Imagine
» 4.0 MiB - 59 downloads
Brussels, Belgium
December 5 1995

mp3  04. See the Same Way
» 7.1 MiB - 48 downloads
Oakland, CA
October 31 1998

mp3  05. Line in the Dust
» 6.2 MiB - 42 downloads
Oakland, CA
November 4 1998

mp3  06. Talk of the Town
» 5.2 MiB - 32 downloads
Norfolk, VA
December 12 1993

mp3  07. Great Divide > Across the Great Divide
» 12.3 MiB - 47 downloads
Syracuse, NY
September 28 2002

mp3  08. Ripple
» 5.3 MiB - 43 downloads
York, PA
November 12 2000

mp3  09. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
» 4.7 MiB - 57 downloads
Oakland, CA
October 28 1998

mp3  10. The Way It Is
» 9.9 MiB - 71 downloads
w/Kofi Burbridge
1996 - exact date unknown

mp3  11. Everyday People
» 1.7 MiB - 60 downloads
Winterthur, Switzerland
December 16 1995

Enjoy this Bruce Hornsby download – eleven songs of peace, love and hope.