It seems like we live in a polarized world again. It's nations warring against nations, people hating people, belief systems conflicting with belief systems, families fracturing at the foundations, relationships ending in shambles. Nobody wins. Everyone loses. The alienation of man from God and even self is redefined in the context of a post-modern world. Old social institutions don't seem to work any more, there is the desire to create new ones. I'm one who believes differently. We can love and live in peace. I'm not ready to hand my world over to those who talk big to disguise their fear. These songs explore some of these things. Then, there are some other songs, like the '50 Song' that are just fun. I wrote it for my wife and a bunch of her relatives who had turned 50 years old or for those who were facing the big 5-0. It, by the way, is my single most popular song. I'll pour energy and anguish into lots of songs believing they may be the best I've written and recorded, but this one song seems to work for a lot of people. That's good. It makes me happy. So, what's up with the title 'MACNAB'? It's back to the old way--the old Scottish way of spelling the name. Not that they didn't have bloody wars then too. But, you'd think we'd grow out of it. Jim McNabb May, 2004.
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