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March 8

All We Are is “Dust In The Wind”

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Kansas band members, 2016

It’s not about the fame, it’s about the meaning

“Dust in the Wind” premiered Kansas’ acoustic songs, it as well introduced the audience to their iconic and wistful kind of music. Moreover, the track put the band in the position of having their best-known song be one that doesn’t reflect their sound. The song’s guitar line, which we’re all now familiar with, was written by guitarist Kerry Livgren. The acoustic accompaniment was supposed to be the Kerry’s warm-up finger exercise. But one day, his wife heard it and suggested to write lyrics for the melody. The guitarist drew inspiration from his realization that one day he, like everyone else, would die. This truth was specifically accounted on the Native American poetry, which included the line, “for all we are is dust in the wind.”

For avid music fans, they can sense whether a song is telling about something, or just another track to feed the mood. Anyone who throws it up next to any millennial song is going to understand immediately that “Dust in the Wind” is a song about something. It has meaning.

Just a moment…

Have you really dig the song deeper? You’re going to be surprised that the Bible actually corroborates its message. You can go back to the Book of Ecclesiastes to check it out. Of course, there’s more to the Bible than that. But God and Solomon do agree that a physical life here on earth is pretty pointless. However, you have to wait until the last chapter in Ecclesiastes to find what Solomon’s final conclusion is.

“The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: Fear God and keep His commandments because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”

Each song has its own story, some that you can relate to, and some that may inspire you. Here in Country Thang Daily, we offer articles that concentrate on traditional country music and all time favorite hits. You can also check our Facebook Page, Country Daily. Have a good day, fella.


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