But, of all their music, the single tune that captured people’s hearts more than any other was this song that sang its way into our loneliness and hunger for love:
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No—not just for some but for everyone;
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 ‘til the end of time.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love;
No—not just for some, but for everyone.
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.
Image: Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Source: Charles R Swindoll, Dropping Your Guard, 114-115.