DMB performed this song:Seek Up
“Sit a while with TV’s hungry child,
big belly swelled
Oh, for the price of a coke or a smoke
keep alive those hungry eyes
Take a look at me, what you see in me,
mirror look at me
Face it all, face it all again.”
I am really sorry that any child, anywhere is hungry. However, I wonder why I have friends who send money to Feed the Children and are surprised when I tell them about the number of homeless students in their own neighborhood and school districts.
I also think that our schools should publically list the number of homeless children we serve. Is it embarrassing – sure. But a little social embarrassment to our school district and civic government is nothing compared to the suffering of a starving child and their inability to learn when they are hungry
I don’t really listen to music that much – it is the curse of playing too many instruments that I am hyper critical of what I listen to. But, my friend Trish @Agentla loves the DMB so I took a prowl through their lyrics. There are many songs about homelessness, but unless we really listen to the lyrics, we are missing the social message. These (pardon the pun) struck a chord with me.
Childhood hunger and poverty is not a situation exclusively reserved for third world countries.