The Day that Harry Chapin’s live music ended – July 16, 1981 – the world loses….


harry-chapin-148x150It really doesn’t seem like it’s been 33 years since Harry Chapin left us, actually it seems  longer! Yes it seems that forever ago Harry was crying out the need to end hunger, in both America and the world. I wish he could have been around n the last few years because I’m sure he would have been outraged at the Republicans cuts to Food Stamps and all their other machinations against the poor in America!! I can see him now providing testimony before Congress and working with the President. Oh, what could have been!!

Here’s the link from last year that will provide those who don’t know about Harry. Do yourself a favor and find out about Harry, his music and his legacy. Last year, I didn’t use “Circle” as the music for the post, but this morning I found this video of  a performance of the song and well ……let’s go around one more time and wish that we COULD all get together again!!

Harry Chapin – Rockpalast Live taped in Germany on April 12, 1977

All my life’s a circle, sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls through the night-time till the daybreak comes around
All my life’s a circle I can’t tell you why
Seasons spinning round again, the years keep rolling by

Seems like I’ve been here before, and I well remember when
I’ve got a funny feeling that we’ll all be together again
No straight lines make up my life, all my roads are bends
There’s no clear-cut beginning and so far no dead ends

I’ve found you a thousand times, I know you’ve done the same
Then we lose each other, it’s like a children’s game
If I find you here again the thought comes through my mind
Life is like a circle, let’s go round one more time