Yusuf Islam formerly Cat Stevens has written some powerful songs through the years. There has been quite a bit of unfair criticism and misinterpretation of his religious beliefs. Anyone who has listened to his music knows that he is a thoughtful and peace loving man. In addition, at the peak of his fame in the mid 1970s, he left popular music and dedicated himself to building schools for underprivileged youth. It was only within the last decade that he recommenced his music career. His songwriting talent was missed and it’s nice to have him back.
This particular song, “Maybe There’s A World,” is off the excellent album Another Cup. It is a beautiful song and the lyrics speak for themselves. The video intro is in German but it is quite brief. Like all great songs they connect personally but also resonate at a higher level. For those of you who aren’t familiar with his later work I highly encourage you to check it out.