Message at the Top
May 21, 2017

"Some Good Thoughts from Love Songs"

Part 1
            Good morning, Central Kansas and around the world; thank you for joining us this morning, this second last Sunday in May, 2017, and one week before the first official break of the summer vacation with Memorial Day.  Welcome to MATT on Mix 103.  It’s great to have you with us today as we discover exactly what the attitudes and meanings of rock music are all about.  I’m Fr. Mike Scully, your host for MATT and it’s my pleasure to work with some great songs and great messages—that being what we are all about: songs and messages.  We take the top 10 rock songs of today and yesterday, study them a little bit, and come up with a message that can help us live better.  Today, we’ll spend our usual time with the top 10, and former top 10’s from birthday people—and there are a number of them this week.  We hope you enjoy the show, and it’s good to have you with us.
            Let’s talk about love songs today, and the reason is that we are using a love song as our lead from James Arthur, a 29 year old British singer and songwriter who won the X Factor, a UK talent show a couple of years ago.  “I knew I loved you,” the man in the relationship sings, “But you’d never know ‘cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go.  I knew I needed you but I never showed.  But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old.  Just say you won’t let go.  So I wrote this song for you.  Now everybody knows that it’s just you and me.  Just say you won’t let go.”  It is a song of very strong commitment promising a life forever.  He speaks of writing his love song, and that is a thought that we have run across before.
            According to the popular internet Wikipedia, love songs have been around for hundreds of years and are found in most cultures.  The Western world, the one you and I live and think in, uses the love song to express feelings in a way most people would identify with.  Some tribal cultures use group love songs to attract a partner in elaborate rituals, and they are very interesting to study.  I estimate that 80% of the songs that we listen to on the radio are love songs.  It may even be more, but one thing is for sure: love is something to sing about, and it is sung about in film, in Broadway musicals, and in the songs written and performed on every album that is released.  However rebellious the music, the experience of “falling in love” always seems to require some kind of written and sung expression.  Even among the so-called power metal groups or the hard rappers, love songs are popular, and sometimes even very poetic in their approach.
            Therefore, with all that in mind, let’s use as our theme today the idea of the good thoughts that come out of or go into love songs.  We’ll see that in our songs, there are some thoughts that are good for love, and some thoughts, I fear, that will hurt a love, and therefore we will have to say that the opposite of what they sing in order to make it a good thought.
            So, let us begin today, with a beautiful love song from his album “Back from the Edge,” British performer James Arthur and his song “Say You Won’t Let Go”, number 2 this week on MATT.
(double)    2 SAY YOU WON’T LET GO / James Arthur
                                    SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW / Gotye f/ Kimbra
Part 2
            The intriguing sound of Belgian-Australian singer Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer better known as Gotye whose birthday is today—he is 37 years old—and singing along with New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra Lee Johnson better known as Kimbra, from Gotye’s album, “Making Mirrors,” and the song “Somebody That I Used to Know” from 2012 on MATT.  We called it the number 2 song of meaning of the whole year.  It is a relatively bitter song about a breakup.  The man in the relationship is thinking back to the moment of the breakup and he felt alright about it, but then he adds: “But you didn’t have to cut me off, make out like it never happened and that we were nothing, and I don’t even need your love, but you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough.  No, you didn’t have to stoop so low.  Now you’re somebody that I used to know.”  What makes it such a high song of meaning for me is that we should learn what not to do in a relationship and in life.  As we think of our theme, here we have one of those love songs that describes a part of love that is not a good thought.  To make it good, we have to say that even when we break up, we ought to break up well, so that our next love will be a good one.  That is the good thought of a love song, our theme today.
            Let’s go to our first triple play of the day that will include a song from Rihanna and a new song to the top 10 from Clean Bandit, but we will begin with number 10 on our countdown from Adele.  The lady in this relationship definitely wants the man in the relationship to be the one for her, as she sings, but she seems realistic at the same time.  She sings: “If you’re gonna let me down, then let me down gently.”  And she has good reason to believe that he is going to let her down because he doesn’t seem to be responding to her: “It’s so cold out here in your wilderness.  I want you to be my keeper, but not if you are so reckless.”  She doesn’t want to say that their love is just water under the bridge, and she begs him, “Say it ain’t so.”  Thinking in terms of our theme, a good thought for any love song is the ability to be relatively certain of what the other in the relationship is thinking.  This is number 10 on the countdown from her Grammy-winning album of the year “25,” Adele Laurie Blue Adkins or Adele and her song “Water Under the Bridge” on MATT. 
(triple)        10 WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE / Adele
                                    STAY / Rihanna
                                    9 ROCKABYE / Clean Bandit f/ Anne Marie & Sean Paul
Part 3
            New to our top 10 this morning, from the British group Clean Bandit, and there featuring English singer/songwriter Anne Marie Rose Nicholson better known as Anne Marie and also featuring Jamaican singer/ songwriter Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques better known as Sean Paul, their song at number 9 called “Rockabye” on MATT.  They sing that it is for all the single moms who going through frustration.  It is the story of a young lady, a single Mom with a child whom she wants to grow up well.  They sing: “She works the nights by the water.  She just wants a life for her baby.  All on her own, no one will come; she’s got to save him.  Daily struggle, she tells him, ‘Your life ain’t gonna be nothing like my life.  You’re gonna grow and have a good life.  I’m gonna do what I’ve got to do.  S0, rockabye, baby.”  The song tells the life of a dedicated mother, doing her best to raise her child.  In terms of our theme, the good thought of that love song is the story of a dedicated single mother in the midst of raising her child.  Pretty good song.
            Before them, we heard from Robyn Rihanna Fenty from her album “Unapologetic,” and her song “Stay”.  "All along’, she sings, “it was a fever, a cold sweat hot-headed believer.  I threw my hands in the air, said, ‘Show me something.’ He said, ‘If you dare come a little closer.’  Round and around we go.  Tell me now you know.  The reason I hold on is ‘cause I need this hole gone.  Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving ‘cause when you never see the light, it’s hard to know which one of us is caving.  Not really sure how to feel about it.  I want you to stay.”  Putting it in a thought that could be sung in a love song, our theme today, the fact that the other wants to stay with the lady is a pretty good thought to sing about.
            We have some more great music in our next segment.  In fact, get ready for the numbers 8, and 7 on our current countdown along with birthday people Rachel Platten and Cher from past top 10’s.  Rock music always seems to have an approach to life about it, and rock songs always contain something to talk about and something to think seriously about.  Let me take you to break with this thought.  A writer by the name of Paul Boese says this: “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”  And forgiveness or being able to forgive makes a good topic for any love song.  I’m Fr. Mike Scully, inviting you to keep your dial right there as we continue shortly on MATT on Mix 103.
Part 4
            We continue with the only show of its kind in this area as we celebrate Spring in the heartland.  Happy Spring and graduation to all of you who are graduating today or have graduated recently.  It is great to have you with us on the station that plays the very best in rock music, and the show we have labeled as MATT, the show that takes the top 10 songs of today and yesterday, and discovers just what their approach to life is, often giving us some thoughts with which we can guide our lives toward the good, the show where our motto is to enjoy the music and listen to the message so that the message can help your future.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, your host, and we are featuring the good thoughts of love songs today.
            Rachel Platten was 36 years old yesterday, and in her honor let’s double play her excellent songs that she has taken to the top 10.  The first one is a song of determination to get one back on track.  A relationship has not gone well for the lady in the song in the past, and she is about to get back to her life, she says.  She feels like a small boat on a big ocean, but she says she is going to do something again.  “Can you hear my voice this time,” she sings, “This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I’m alright song.  My power’s turned on.  Starting right now, I’ll be strong, and I don’t really care if nobody else believes ‘cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.”  You get the feeling from the song that no matter what happens, she is ready to work at getting her life back in order.  One of the good thoughts that a love song could have is self-determination.  From her album “Wildfire,” this is Rachel Platten, from the year 2015, “Fight Song” on MATT.
(double)  FIGHT SONG / Rachel Platten
                      STAND BY YOU / Rachel Platten
Part 5
            MATT presenting the number 4 song of meaning from last year from her album “Wildfire,” 36 year old Rachel Ashley Platten yesterday—and Happy Birthday to her, and her excellent song of commitment to a friend, “Stand By You”.  “Hands, put your empty hands in mine,” she sings, “And scars, show me all the scars you hide, and if your wings are broken, please take mine so yours can open too, ‘cause I’m gonna stand by you.  Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through.  Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you.  Love you’re not alone, ‘cause I’m gonna stand by you.”  Great words and a great video.  Considering our theme, one of the good thoughts for any love song is the total commitment to another.  Great song.
            Another triple play now, and let’s begin it with the number 8 song on our countdown from Alessia Cara.  It is a great song and has been around the top 10 for quite a while, a 10+ category great song of meaning.  As I have quoted with the song in the past, on the video, the song closes with her personal statement about the song which reads: “Oftentimes the world both directly and indirectly tells us that we shouldn’t be happy with ourselves if we don’t fit certain beauty standards.  “Scars to Your Beautiful” is a reminder that beauty isn’t only one look, shape, size or color.  It isn’t even always tangible.  It comes in an endless amount of forms, and we need to recognize that.”  And so she sings her refrain: “But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark.  You should know you're beautiful just the way you are.  And you don't have to change a thing.  No scars to your beautiful; we're stars and we're beautiful.”  One of the good thoughts in love songs, our theme today, is the fact that we are all beautiful in one way of another. / In the triple we have birthday person Cher and number 7 as well, but MATT presenting here number 8 this week, great song. “Scars to Your Beautiful” on MATT. 
(triple)     8 SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL / Alessia Cara
                                    IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME / Cher
                                    7 MERCY / Shawn Mendes
Part 6
            MATT presenting there Shawn Mendes from his “Illuminate” album, and his song at number 7, “Mercy”.  It is a song about a lady who has a hold on the man in the relationship and he can’t let go of her, although he should.  “Please have mercy on me,” he sings, “Even though you don’t mean to hurt me, you keep tearing me apart.  I’m not asking for a lot—just that you’re honest with me.  I’m a puppet on your strings, and even though you got good intentions, I need you to set me free.  Consuming all the air inside my lungs, I’m prepared to sacrifice my life.”  He definitely should get out of the relationship because all it is doing is hurting him.  One of the good thoughts that should be in a love song, our theme today, is a certain ability to stand on our own.
            Before him, a lady that graced the airwaves of 1989 and a very popular song, and a super message, Cherilyn Sarkisian, now known as Cher and “If I Could Turn Back Time” from her album “Heart of Stone.”  She was 71 years old yesterday, and so Happy Birthday to her as well.  “If I could turn back time,” she sings, “if I could find a way, I’d take back those words that hurt you and you’d stay.  I don’t know why I did the things I did; I don’t know why I said the things I said.  Pride’s like a knife: it can cut deep inside.  Words are like weapons: they wound sometimes.  I didn’t really mean to hurt you; I didn’t wanna see you go.”  As we have said over and over on this show, one of the most important things in life, is to communicate with the people around us and the heart of communication is words, words that are said to another.  We have to be so careful of the things that we say.  One of the good thoughts in any love song, our theme today, is that both of the lovers honestly know communication with each other.  Great song from the past.
            And we have played our way to another break right now, having spent one full hour together on this second last Sunday in May.  We still have another hour of great rock music to go.  In order of appearance, directly in front of us, we have right here in our studio, or at least in our computers of the studio: in this order: Ed Sheeran for the first time, Lenny Kravitz, Wiz Khalifa, Maroon 5, and a double play from Justin Timberlake.  How’s that for a great combination of artists.  I hope you remain with us.  Another thought before we go to break.  It comes from one of my anonymous authors in my quotebook: “Those who don’t read the paper are uninformed; those who do read the paper are misinformed.”  Ooooh, well, maybe not every paper, but we have to be very careful when it comes to believing what we read.  Perhaps we have to subscribe to the three source theory—get it from three sources, and it MAY be true: and if we finally get the truth, it is a good topic for a true love song.  I’m Fr. Mike Scully, and this is the MATT music network on Mix 103.
Part 7
            Every song has a message and that message can help us in one way or another.  Such is our belief.  Welcome back to MATT and the top 10 songs of today and the past 37 years.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, and we are beginning hour number 2 of our show, a show that is talking about good thoughts contained in love songs.  Again, we remind you of our task which is to enjoy the music that we play here on Mix 103 and in particular here on MATT, and at the same time listen to the message in the hopes of improving our lives.
       Our first triple play of this segment begins with the song at number 6 on our countdown from Ed Sheeran.  Again he has two songs in the top 10, quite a feat in today’s music scene.  Here he is singing of his young life it seems.  It is a reminiscent song as the person thinks back to what life was like in younger years, and it seems to have been a happy one.  He sings, “I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long.  I know I’ve grown, but I can’t wait to go home.  I’m on my way driving at 90 down those country lanes.  I miss the way you make me feel and it’s real when we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill.”  He speaks of some teenage activities which I consider to be dangerous, but he seems to have survived them, and now he’s anxious to get home.  In terms of our theme, one of the good thoughts in love songs is a happy home life to aid a person as they grow. / Joining him in the triple are birthday person Lenny Kravitz and then Wiz Khalifa, but this is Ed Sheeran and “Castle on the Hill”, number 6 on MATT.
(triple)        6 CASTLE ON THE HILL / Ed Sheeran
                                    WHERE ARE WE RUNNING / Lenny Kravitz
                                    SEE YOU AGAIN / Wiz Khalifa f/ Charlie Puth
Part 8
            The number 1 song of meaning according to MATT of 2015—two years ago from Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, and their song “See You Again” on MATT..  It is from the “Furious 7” soundtrack and a tribute to actor Paul Walker who died before the movie was released.  “It's been a long day without you, my friend,” they sing, “And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.  We've come a long way from where we began.  Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.  Who knew?  All the planes we flew, good things we've been through that I'll be standing right here talking to you about another path.  I know we loved to hit the road and laugh, but something told me that it wouldn't last, had to switch up, look at things different, see the bigger picture.  Those were the days, hard work forever pays.  Now I see you in a better place.”  I love it when popular music refers to faith in God and heaven, and the song is very clear in its statement about it.  We will all be together again in our soul world.  Thinking of good thoughts found in love songs, there is a great one: celebrating eternal life with the person you love.
            Before them, we heard from the year 2004, birthday person Lenny Kravitz who will be 53 on Friday, and his song “Where Are We Runnin?”  It is a good song in my opinion—a 10+ category of meaning song, the highest I get.  “Fast lane,” he sings, “high speed, on the grind, 24/7, no time, always running here and there, chasin’ the money, so much jibber jabbers, clogging up the soul.  Where are we runnin, we need some time to clear our heads, where are we runnin, keep on working till we’re dead, where are we running now.”  And at the end of the song, he addressed the young lady who was running too fast as well.  What a great message.  We all need to slow down a bit, and pay attention to the life we have.  That love song has a great thought, our theme today: we have to slow down in life and in love.
            Triple play after triple play, and we go to number 5 and then Justin Timberlake in double play.  First to number 5 and Maroon 5 singing along with Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn better known as Future and a song by the man in the relationship about the lady’s coolness to him.  “Cold enough to chill my bones,” they sing, “It feels like I don’t know you anymore.  I don’t understand why you’re so cold to me.  With every breath you breathe, I see there’s something going on.  Are we taking time or a time out?  I can’t take the in between after everything that we’ve been through.”  The whole song is basically reflecting on the fact that she looks like she is ready to break the relationship, but she doesn’t.  As we think of some good thoughts in love songs, one of them would be the ability to get out of a love relationship when it is going nowhere.  Maroon 5 along with Future and their song here, our theme next week, “Cold” at number 5 on MATT. 
(triple)     5 COLD / Maroon 5 f/ Future
                      TAKE BACK THE NIGHT / Justin Timberlake
                      MIRRORS / Justin Timberlake
Part 9
     Justin Randall Timberlake on MATT, and a close of a double play from him.  He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and began a great singing career almost right away with the Mickey Mouse Club and N Sync.  Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.  That last song is called “Mirrors” from his album “The 20/20 Experience” and former number 1 on MATT.  It is the story in song of the man in the relationship who has left for a while, and now he is back again, and he doesn’t want to leave the relationship again.  It has a great video, by the way, in my opinion.  He sings: “I don’t wanna lose you now.  I’m looking right at the other half of me.  The vacancy that sat in my heart is a space that now you hold.  Show me how to fight for now, and I’ll tell you it was easy coming back into you, once I figured it out—you were right here all along.  It’s like you’re my mirror, my mirror staring back at me.”  There was a lot of pain in the past but he was able to overcome it and keep the relationship.  A good thought from that love song?  He is able to overcome some pain, and keep the relationship, one would think.
            Before him, we heard from him again, closing off a double play from him Justin Timberlake, from his album “The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2” and his song “Take Back the Night” from 2013.  “I wanna do something right,” he sings, “but we can do something better.  Ain’t no time like tonight, and we ain’t trying to save it ‘til later.  Stay out here living the life, nobody cares who we are tomorrow.  You got that lil’ something I like, a little something I’ve been waiting to borrow.  Tonight’s the night, come on surrender.  I won’t lead your love astray; your love’s a weapon.  Give your body some direction.  That’s my aim, then we could take back the night.  Come on, use me up until there’s nothing left.  Dizzy, spinning, sweating, you can’t catch your breath.  You don’t know when the sun is rising next.  So if the feeling’s right, then raise your glass and let’s take back the night.”  I’m not sure I totally agree with all of those ideas, but the thought of gaining a good feeling about love is a good one.  Tying that thought into our theme of a good thought from that love song, well, having a good feeling about the relationship is certainly a good one.
            Our subject this morning is that idea of the good thoughts found in love songs.  We will have some more good thoughts along that line after this break.  In fact, we have a triple play from birthday person Jewel and the top 3 songs of our land right now.  First, leading us to the break, this comes from Anne Sullivan, the teacher of Helen Keller, “Keep on beginning and failing.  Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose, not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.”  Listen to that again.  Great words that could be an inspiration to a love song.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, this show is MATT, this is the top 10, this radio station is Mix 103, and we’ll be right back.
Part 10
            We welcome you back to the only show that gives you the music and meanings of the top 10 of today and yesterday—in our area, maybe in the whole world.  We call it MATT.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully, and we are studying the songs of our show today in light of the thought of good thoughts found in love songs.  It’s great to have you with us on this second last Sunday of the wonderful month of May, and we are up to our segment 10, the segment that gives you three songs in a row with a common theme—this time the theme being songs from birthday person Jewel.
            Her real name is Jewel Kilcher and she will be 43 years old on Tuesday.  She has received four Grammy award nominations and has sold over 35 million albums worldwide.  We have three of her songs in honor of her birthday this morning.  First, let’s go to a 10+ song of meaning from MATT.  It was one of the top 10 of 1996.  Of all things, she is singing about the subject of one’s salvation, and advises that everyone must question everything they do in light of the salvation of their own souls.  She sings of “another doctor’s bill, a lawyer’s will” and people trying to “hustle, bustle, and cuss.”  She sings of poor people with insufficient social security benefits, and “addictions to feed.”  It is an unhappy life that borders on making bargains with the devil.  But her response to all this is a challenge: “But who will save your souls,” she sings, “when it comes to the powers.  Who will save your souls if you won’t save your own?”  Placing the thoughts into the modern American mind, we discover some serious challenges.  Is temporary happiness worth losing your soul permanently?  As we talk about good thoughts in a love song, well, it may not be a love song, but the thought of eternal salvation for our souls, is a great one.  From her album “Pieces of You”, this is birthday girl Jewel, from 1996, “Who Will Save Your Soul” on MATT.
(triple)     WHO WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL / Jewel
                      AGAIN AND AGAIN / Jewel
                      HANDS / Jewel
Part 11
            MATT closing off a triple play from Jewel, her song from her album “Spirit”, and a very high category of meaning song, and her song “Hands” from 1998.  The person in the song understands that her “hands” are the means that she must use to act in her difficult life.  “My hands are small, I know,” she sings, “but they’re not yours; they are my own … and I am never broken.”  That is to say, she will address the problem.  In fact, the person in Jewel’s song goes even further.  She understands that it is through her that God is working.  “I will get down on my knees,” she sings, “and I will pray.  We are God’s eyes, God’s hands, God’s mind, God’s heart. I will gather myself around my faith for light does the darkness most fear.  In the end, only kindness matters,” and the person who is to bring it about is God who is working directly through her hands.  You can see why I would rate it so high in meaning.  The good thought that could fit any love song is the fact that we are created by God, and therefore good.  Great song.
            Before her, her again, Jewel Kilcher better known as Jewel, from her album “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland”, and her song “Again and Again”.  “Listen, dear,” she begins her song, “I need you to hear.  I cannot disappear, I’ve tried again and again.  I know we said that we’d give up.  You said we’d have enough.  But you’re always on my mind.  Say it’s because you’re mine, all mine.  And if you will, I will try to let it go.  And if you try, I’ll try to let it show us the way ‘cause love is here to stay.”  It sounds as though the couple has agreed to hold off on their love relationship, and the lady in the song is having a very difficult time doing it.  Part of that love song that is a good thought is that we should hold off on our permanent commitment of love until we are sure.
            But you may ask what about today, the top songs of our land right at this moment.  Well, we have them for you.  At number 4 is Bruno Mars.  He is singing that the man in the relationship wants his girlfriend to come and be with him wherever he is, and they can enjoy their time together.  “Jump in the Cadillac,” he sings, “Anything you want just to put a smile on it.  You deserve it, baby and I’m gonna give it to you.  Gold jewelry shining so bright, strawberry champagne on ice, lucky for you, that’s what I like.”  And he likes a bunch of other stuff that they can do together as well.  One of the good thoughts in love songs is that they like what each other likes, and that can lead to a pretty good time.  This is Peter Gene Hernandez or Bruno Mars, number 4 this week from his album “24K Magic,” “That’s What I Like” on MATT. 
(double)    4 THAT’S WHAT I LIKE / Bruno Mars
                                    3 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS / The Chainsmokers f/ Coldplay
Part 12
            MATT presenting our theme last week when we answered the question, “What should we turn to in life when things are not what they should be?”  The thought came from that song from the Chainsmokers, that is Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, which they sing with the group Coldplay; their song “Something Just Like This” moving up to number 3 in our countdown.  The lady in the relationship says, “Where d’you wanna go?  How much you wanna risk?”  And the man in the relationship sings: “I’m not looking for somebody with superhuman gifts, some superhero, some fairytale bliss, just something I can turn to, somebody I can miss.  I want something just like this.”  What he is searching for is a friend that he can trust, someone that he has a relationship with at the present time, but he doesn’t seem sure that the relationship will last.  If we can turn to someone who loves us, it will be a good thought for any love song, our theme today.
            You already know that James Arthur had the number 2 song, “Say You Won’t Go” which was our lead song today.  Which leads us to our number 1 song for twelve weeks in a row—three months of popularity—is from British artist / songwriter / performer / singer Ed Sheeran, and his song “Shape of You”, the second time he is in the top 10 today.  In the song, the man in the relationship sings that he is at a bar, and the lady comes in.  They dance, and he sings, “Girl, you know I want your love.  Your love was homemade for somebody like me.  Come on now, follow my lead.  I may be crazy, don’t mind me.  Say, boy, let’s not talk too much.  Come on now, follow my lead.  I’m in love with the shape of you.”  So, a beginning love that advances too quickly to the physical.  As I have said with this song, I believe that one of the major problems with early relationships is that it moves into the physical too quickly, and although so many love songs make this physical thought part of the good part of love, it can often mislead young people with too much too soon.  As I have said, my opinion.
            We have concentrated today on that idea of some good thoughts from love songs.  My prayer for you and me is that all of us will enjoy love in our lives, so that we will be able to write a song about it.  Thanks to our producer Tim and the sponsors of our show, especially Thomas More Prep-Marian Junior and Senior High School on their graduation day, Hays Car and Truck Alignment, and Holy Family Elementary School, and, of course, to all of you for being here.  If you want to contact me, please do so right here at KJLS-FM in Hays, KS 67601 and my e-mail address is  My website is where you will find a transcript of the show and some meditations on our songs and some great movies.  The way to get us on the world wide web every Sunday morning is to go to and then click on Mix 103 or KJLS.  Before we go, a final thought from an anonymous author: “When it seems that someone has shattered your dreams, pick up even the smallest pieces and use them to build bigger and better dreams”.  It is a great thought that could be included in any love song.  As you listen to the number 1 song in our land from Ed Sheeran and his song “Shape of You” may I remind you to hold a good thought.  My name is Fr. Mike Scully.  Peace to you, and be good.
1 SHAPE OF YOU / Ed Sheeran
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