"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" - 30m:12sSeries: Coffee With Jesus: Coversations With The Savior
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:13-14
On June 6, 1965, the Rolling Stones, then just another one of the British Invasion era bands, released their number one hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” It quickly became, despite some early censoring, the song that catapulted them into the limelight, where they would remain for the rest of the decade. As the story goes, Band member Keith Richards woke up in the middle of the night in a hotel in Florida with a riff in his head. He had a cassette recorder by his bed, and hit the record button while he played the notes that were in his head. He immediately fell back asleep and awoke the next morning to listen to his recording—a 2 minute guitar solo followed by 40 minutes of snoring. The music and lyrics were later completed, and became a song that defined a band, and an era.
Why did this song create such a stir? Perhaps it was the built-up frustration felt by many others at the time. The Vietnam War was ramping up, and country was dividing along lines of politics, generational differences, and race. People were becoming more and more unsettled. Or, perhaps it was the cry of a deeper issue that went beyond the time and decade in which it was written. Maybe, the song spoke the words of many who still struggle to find satisfaction in life.
Satisfied with your life? This morning, we’ll look at the story of an individual who was clearly searching for something—peace, identity, happiness…satisfaction. Join us as we continue our series “Coffee with Jesus: Conversations with the Savior.”
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