Money can’t buy us love. This is unfortunate because love is such a good investment. Money brought human beings more order and chaos. It is not the root of all evil but it is a necessary evil. If money can’t buy love, then it should not be able to buy souls. Blackstreet’s (Money Can’t) Buy Me Love (1996) is a cover version of the Beatles’ Can’t Buy Me Love (1964). I love the cover but cannot stand the original. Both songs relate the same message. Let it sink in.
My 20 year high school reunion is coming up this year. It’s hard for me to believe. It seems as if I turned 18 about 5 years ago. Time flies even when you’re not having fun. I have no intention of going to this function. I was miserable during my high school years. I went to an all-boys Catholic high school where I was assaulted by a priest, tormented by various peers, and nearly expelled for an act that was not my fault. I couldn’t wait to graduate. I did make a friend who ended up becoming the best friend I’ve ever had. As my mother says, out of the bad comes the good. When I graduated, my favorite song on the radio was Blackstreet’s Before I Let You Go (1994). It got massive airplay. It deserved it.