Where Will I Be?

Graham Nash and David Crosby released an album on April 5, 1972.  It was a mild commercial success, peaking at #36 on the billboard charts.  Though I’m of the CD generation, I like to listen to the vinyl record.

One song in particular stirs me.  It’s not catchy.  It might be the opposite of catchy. If you were listening on CD, you’d likely skip it.  If you were listening on the radio, you’d likely change the station or simply tune out.  You’d never shout, “Alexa, play Where Will I Be? by Nash and Crosby.” Perhaps that says something about our times and our attention spans. 

The song is simply seven lines:  

Where will I be when I go back home?
Who will I see when I’m all alone?
And what’ll I do?

Where will I be when I go back home?
Who will I see when I’m all alone?
And you tell me
What am I going to do?

I have no clue what the song means.  I have no clue of the context. Why am I even bringing it up now?  Great question.  Truly, great question.  I bring it up because the lyric’s questions stir me.  Perhaps haunt me.

Where will I be when I go back home?

Who will I see when I’m all alone?

And what’ll I do? 

The pastor in me wants to provide answers:

When you go back home – God is there.

When you’re all alone – God is there.

Perhaps that’s not poetic enough. Let me try my hand at my own lyrics:

Where will I be when all I have is home?

Who will I see when I feel all alone?

And what’ll I do?

Where will I be when all I have is home?

Who will I see when I feel all alone?

You tell me, Lord

“You’re right where you need to be.”

One thought on “Where Will I Be?

  1. I was just having a discussion with someone in the last few days about “listening to secular music in a Christian context.” Thanks for the validation! I don’t reply to every one of your blog posts, but I’m blessed by all of them.

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