This past summer I was driving up the west side of the Cascades on one of those great mt. pass hi-ways that just needed a good tune to match the spectacular landscape. Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds was next up on my personalized radio.
As I listened to the song I have loved for over 2 decades the lines began to sink in.
This song was about enduring love.
Today when everything is instantly gratifying or easily discarded, these words “until your love is alive” is so refreshing.
What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the Love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?
Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
What’s it gonna take to make a dream survive?
Who’s got the touch to calm the storm inside?
Who’s gonna save you?
Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, Alive and Kicking
For our kids, parents, spouse, friends, it is a commitment to stick it out, see it through, resist the pull to leave.
Here is to those brave enough to stay until the love is alive.