Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. Here’s a link to this week’s challenge for Song Lyric Sunday.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

Lyrics to One by India.Arie

Millions live their lives

That Muhammad, Krishna, or the Buddha are the way

Still some believe it’s right

To say in the name of Jesus when you pray

We are a human kind of 7 billion

So many different races and religions

Add it all comes down to one

Some say God’s a Him

And still many believe that He is a Her

Does God live in our hearts

Or is She somewhere out there in the universe.

We are a human kind of 7 billion

So many different races and religions

Add it all comes down to one

How far will we have to go to learn the lesson?

Gandhi was a Hindu, Martin Luther King a Christian

Regardless of religion, they knew love was the mission

And it all comes down to one

Is there no God at all?

Or a pantheon of gods up in the sky?

We can heal our broken hearts

If we give up the desire to be right

We are a human kind of 7 billion

So many different races and religions

And we all want the same things

Health, love, prosperity and peace

Tolerance is the seed

And the gift of pure acceptance is the tree

We are a human kind of 7 billion

So many different races and religions

Add it all comes down to one

Whether you are red, brown, yellow, black, or white

A man with a husband, or a woman with a wife

We can debate until the end of time who is wrong or who is right

Or we can see ourselves as one

Cause it all comes down to love

We are a human kind of 7 billion

So many different races and religions

Add it all comes down to one

Written by: Howard A. Thompson, Richard Anthony Simpson.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Album: SongVersation

I chose this song because it had the names of at least six famous people and they are very interesting people. Four of these famous people have to do with four different religions. Two of the people are two people who both believed in nonviolence and were killed for their beliefs. The first of the four people that were mentioned were Muhammad who is the prophet for the Muslims and the founder of Islam. The second of the four people that were mentioned were Lord Krishna who was the eighth Avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. The third of the four people that were mentioned were Buddha who was the founder of Buddhism. The fourth was Jesus Christ who was born a Jew but became the Christian Savior. The fifth and sixth famous people mentioned were America’s Dr Martin Luther King Jr and India’s Lawyer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.