‘The Windows of the World’ – A Song for These Times Too

‘A Brief Note from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher            Doug Draper

How many of us had to share moments with loved ones through windows this past year?

Posted January 1st, 2021 on Niagara At Large

For those of you who work through the more celebratory moments of New Year’s to feel a few misty and mellow ones too, as I tend to do, a song came to mind for me that, as old as it is and now going back more than 50 years to some of the most volatile  years of the 1960s, strikes a chord for these times.

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The song, written by the legendary composing team Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and performed by the equally legendary singer Dionne Warwick, was released in 1967 with the ongoing carnage of the War in Vietnam in mind.

Yet now, for this listener anyway, it resonates again as we continue – even as the clock struck midnight to a New Year we all hope will bring sunshine again – to struggle together through the nightmare of this seemingly relentless, unforgiving pandemic.

To listen to that song, click on the screen below –

 

And let us all hope for a better 2021 for us all.

  • Doug Draper, Niagara At Large

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2 responses to “‘The Windows of the World’ – A Song for These Times Too

  1. Thank you for posting this song. I was a big fan of Dionne Warwick, what a beautiful voice. I had forgotten about this song, but remembered it as soon as I heard the first few notes. It took me right back to my teenage years.

    Again, thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  2. Hi Doug … looking forward to receiving posts
    Jim

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