CAN'T WE GET ALONG
It was 1991 when Rodney King was badly beaten by the police. That sparked the L.A. riots. When he came out of the hospital, instead of saying something inflammatory that could have sparked more rioting, he was calling for understanding and communication.
I said, “That’s what we need!” and wrote CAN’T WE GET ALONG. It laid around for almost 30 years until ten weeks ago. The L.A. riots were really about the kind of thing that’s been happening all over the country now, and the words to my song still resonate with the protests taking place nationwide in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this year.
Then it hit me, this should be the anthem of where we are now!