March 16, 2007
Vince Gill, “What You Give Away”
This is why I love country music. This is why I wade through all the songs about redneck pride and checking for ticks. I keep coming back for songs like this, songs that touch on the deeper meaning of everyday existence.
“What You Give Away” captures the essential truth that our existence is meaningless without using it in service to others. That your life, when ended, has been in vain if you haven’t used the gifts God gave you to make your small corner of the world a better place.
Is there room for a song like this on country radio these days? Possibly not. But every hot young star and those who dream to be one should listen to this on repeat, then challenge themselves to make music with a similar sense of purpose. A masterpiece.
Listen: What You Give Away
Buy: What You Give Away