Sing What You Know – Shaun Groves And His Ragamuffin Melodies

As I’ve been writing and collaborating for my next album, I am reminded that writing music is tough.
It sucks. I have been struggling for melodies, fighting for words that penetrate the heart. Wrestling with the music…
And then I remember I can only write, I can only sing, what I know.

What is real. What is truth. What I have lived.

My friend, fellow Compassion Blogger, and silver haired freak, Shaun Groves, knows this. Lives this.
I was blessed to be able to go to Uganda with Shaun a few years ago and literally saw his heart beating in the shape of the unloved.
For them and with them.
The forgotten.
His new album, Third World Symphony,is a reflection of this truth.

I mean, listen to his words from his song, No Better:

There’s no justice here
It’s just as well you know
We’ve all got hell to pay
And grace pays all we owe

Lay me down with the liars
Brawlers, thieves and backbiters
Lay me down with the others
‘Cause I’m no better

This is the stuff that my generation not only needs to be singing, but needs to be living.
It’s funny. Shaun consistently makes light of his self by calling himself a soft rock star.
Lay me down with the liars
Brawlers, thieves and backbiters
Lay me down with the others
‘Cause I’m no better
There is nothing soft about that.
Listen. This is not a sponsored post.
He is not paying me for this.
Shaun is a ragamuffin among ragamuffins and his music is necessary in our lives.
So I’m asking you to go give this fellow ragamuffin some love.
BUY IT HERE!!!

Our world is better with these melodies filling her.
Los