“What the world needs now is love, sweet love. That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”—Jackie DeShannon, 1965

“Co-songwriter Burt Bacharach revealed in his 2014 autobiography that this song had among the most difficult lyrics Hal David ever wrote, despite being deceptively simple as a pop hit. He explained that they had the main melody and chorus written back in 1962, centering around a waltz tempo, but it took another two years for David to finally come up with the lyric, ‘Lord, we don’t need another mountain.’ Once David worked out the verses, Bacharach said the song essentially ‘wrote itself’ and they finished it in a day or two.

“The song’s success caught the two songwriters completely by surprise, since they were very aware of the controversy and disagreements among Americans about the Vietnam War, which was the subtext for David’s lyrics. Bacharach has continuously used the song as the intro and finale for most of his live concert appearances well into the 2000s.” (Wikipedia)

“Love never dies. It is the greatest. Love extravagantly.”—St. Paul

How can you and I be better lemonade makers these days?

Comments welcome.

Best re-Arghs,
Cap’n John