Why Do We Hate?

We’re All Just American Crazy!

Darius Rucker

“You gotta live and learn so you can learn to live.”

As we rush into a week loaded with emotion, we invite you to press pause, turn off the news, get some fresh air and listen to the lyrics of a couple of songs.

Darius Rucker offers a bit of perspective on why we hate in his song, “If I Had Wings” and Brothers Osborne remind us we all bleed red and “We’re All Just American Crazy.”

Darius Rucker’s “If I Had Wings”
Why do we hate? Why do we suffer?
Why do we make our mistakes, and constantly blame one another?
Why is there war, and why is there killing?
Have we forgotten some secret we knew back when we were just children?
If I had wings, I’d fly up to heaven.
I’d look down from the clouds, on everything
then I could find all the things we’ve been missin’.

Brothers Osborne “We’re All Just American Crazy”
The same sky, the same clouds, the same dirt
the same ground we all live and die on
The same song, the same beat, the same car
the same street we run down our dreams on
We’re lost, we’re found, we’re up, we’re down
we’re all just American crazy

We’re left, we’re right, we’re black, we’re white
we’re all just American crazy
Just American crazy
Straight A’s and drop-outs, up north, ‘n’ down south
we all bleed the same blood
Paycheck to paycheck, sun up to sunset
we’re lovers and leavers, we’re sinners and believers

God Bless the USA. Americans, may we rise strong together.