Song of the Day, May 17: A Different Kind of Love Song by Dick Gaughan

Today’s song is A Different Kind of Love Song by Dick Gaughan. This is one of those songs that grabbed me hard the first time I heard it and never let go. Taken from his 1983 album of the same title, it is a powerful statement about being involved with your fellow man. The entire album is polititical folk at its finest, but turns didactic, beautiful, illustrative, questioning, and throughout both musically and lyrically compelling.

So I’ll keep trying to make people happy
I’ll keep trying in the best way I know how
And for me to help make the most people happy
I must make you even more sad and angry now

The song compelled me to write a post about civic and political engagement on my husband’s blog, Social Justice For All. Please enjoy this powerful song and wish Dick Gaughan a happy 63rd birthday today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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