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“To be free is to have no fear”

Sydney July 2015 – Melbourne March 2016 (11 photos)

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

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“Heaven on Earth”

Lord, we don’t need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
Enough to last ’till the end of time

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“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

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“Burning down the house”

Lord, we don’t need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh, listen, lord, if you want to know

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“Passing traffic”

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some, oh, but just for ever, every, everyone

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“No room at the inn”

What the world needs now is love, sweet love (oh, is love)
What the world needs now is love, sweet love (oh, is love)
What the world needs now is love, sweet love (oh, is love)

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“Just trying to be human”

I have a dream

“The power of one”

Over at The Weekly Photo Challenge, the topic is One Love. Here is an aggregate of some recent random sightings. Apart from being a feast for the eyes, street art has a habit of underscoring the social issues of the day.

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“Hope springs eternal”

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” is a 1965 song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. First recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon, it was released on April 15, 1965, on the Imperial label after a release on sister label Liberty records the previous month was cancelled. The song reached number 7 on the US Hot 100 charts in July of that year.

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“Welcome to paradise”

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“One Love”

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86 thoughts on “What the world needs now

  1. Beautiful captures. Great diversity of shots, and each of them certainly says something about Australia. Love the song What The World Needs Now. Was forced to learn it in primary school – but I didn’t mind because I love the message of it. A classic πŸ™‚

    • Thanks. I did notice several large wall posters about refugees in Melbourne whilst I was there. There are a lot issues to be solved in this day and age.

      That’s a good song to learn. A classic song with just as much relevance today.

  2. As always…the connections you make between your (wonderful) images and music is just brilliant. I have been sitting here for some time now staring at the white box below “The Wood Dragon is listening…” asking myself, “Is that all the world needs?”…..always appreciate your posts…. have a great week.

  3. Great photos, Dragon! These street art works are meaningful as you connect them with this special song. And, the lyric means much more today than decades ago as the world is changing vastly.It’s worrisome in many ways… Your message is there. Another brilliant interpretation for the WPC. πŸ™‚

  4. So funny – What the World Needs Now was playing on my iPod when I clicked into your post! Of all the songs on my list, of all the posts . . . . Lignum, it was meant to be! Love the way you caught the light dancing through these splendid works!

  5. Colourful walls!!! πŸ˜€ The quote about being spiritual beings trying to be human – I’d like to think that’s true. Kind of dire to think it might be the other way round. But on the other hand, maybe we see what we want to see?

  6. Ah, the kids! Always the kids πŸ™‚ Two such very different child images with equal impact for me. Love the song, Still just as true. Sending a little love your way πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve been seeing the comment mails pile up in my inbox and waiting to find time to see this post. It did not disappoint. Draco, I did not realise Melbourne had such a great collection of street art and you have photographed them beautifully. Like everyone else thinks, that song is timelines. Great post Draco.

    • Thanks for finding the time to visit. These shots are from Sydney and Melbourne, but the Melbourne laneways are a hive of artistic activity. Google Hosier Lane as an example.

      I was in Melbourne for the Ai weiwei exhibition, which I’ve already posted some photos from, so it was a cultural and arts trip for me.

      • That would have been an interesting exhibition, and I’ll try to find time to check out your blog post. I seem to be behind with just about everything at the moment. Havent even had time to do the photo challenge this week!

  8. Amazing street art matched with the perfect lyrics for this “one love” challenge. Now I will be humming that tune as I go to bed… good night LD, sweet dreams…

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  10. Meandering Misnomer says:

    The world needs love more than ever. They also say “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” If the word is “love”, keep those photos coming.

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