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Ol' Blue Eyes is Back!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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“You’re so right for what’s wrong in my life.” – Frank Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back

In 1971, Francis Albert Sinatra announced his retirement from show business. Working non-stop for parts of five decades had taken its toll. Sinatra also was confounded by the changing musical tastes ushered in by first, Elvis and later, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. And so, like the final words of Angel Eyes, the last of his signature songs that he sang at his farewell concert, Frank said “excuse me, while I disappear.”

But retirement didn’t sit well with Sinatra and he grew increasingly restless in his self-imposed exile. Which is why, after just 16 months away from the limelight, he triumphantly announced that “Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back”. In fact, that was the title of his comeback album, a TV special, and a world tour.

Probably the most popular of the album’s cuts was “Let Me Try Again”, one of my personal all-time favorites. But included on that stellar collection of songs was another track titled, “You’re So Right.” Here are some of its haunting lyrics…

You're so right for what's wrong in my life.
You're as right as rain; how can I explain?
You just fill every void in my life.
Oh, so right for what's wrong.

You've changed my world into a shangri-la.
Without a single word, I knew that you
Would right every wrong in my life.
Through the darkness of night,
You're my one shining light.
You're so right for what's wrong.

I can’t prove it, but I assume that the songwriter had a certain love interest in mind when he or she penned those words. However, I prefer to think of them in spiritual terms and apply them to God.

Yes, Jesus is Who and What is right for what’s wrong in my life…and yours.

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 (NKJV)

- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President

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