Takin' It To The Streets

When I was a kid, the Doobie Brothers were the Shiitake Mushrooms! They were IT!! I know for sure that I heard this song at least a thousand times while I was a kid.

Today, I was driving to New Orleans and it came on 98.1, the classic rock channel.

I teared up.

This could be my anthem.

No, it is my anthem.

And in this time of searching and asking God for direction, I think He put this song on the radio just for me. A song I had forgotten, that contains lyrics that never meant anything to me as a kid but today, they were a gift.

As I drove, listening, singing, in awe of this song and what it was saying to me, I knew it was His way of saying "I hear you".

It reminded me of what it is that makes my heart break and what makes my heart rejoice. It reminded me of what I'm called to do.

Thanks God.

Thanks Doobie Brothers.

You don't know me but I'm your brother
I was raised here in this living hell
You don't know my kind in your world
Fairly soon the time will tell
You...telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (Oh, oh-oh, nah, nah)

Take this message to my brother
You will find him...everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty's despair
Are you...telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (takin it to the streets)
Takin' it to the (BREAK)

Are you...telling me the things you're gonna do for me (yeah, hah)
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (Ah, yeah)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin it to the streets (we'll discuss it further)
Takin' it to the streets (Ah, nah)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin' it)
Takin' it to the streets (hey, yeah, now)
Takin' it to the streets (Takin'...it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for hidin')
Takin' it to the streets (ah, yeah, yeah)
Takin' it to the streets (no...more)
Takin' it to the streets (yeah, yeah)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin' it)
Takin' it to the streets (aaaaahhh)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin')
Takin' it to the streets (no more need)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin' it)

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