He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

He Ain’t Heavy Heavy, He’s My Brother : A Universal Love To Help Others

The 1969 song He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother as recorded by The Hollies was amongst my personal anthems calling for a universal love to help others. I grew up during the era of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement and the hippie counter-culture amongst others. The US Apollo 11 Moon Landing in July followed the May 13 Ethnic Riots in Malaysia. The song, an emotional ballad sung with a catchy Merseybeat, was to me a zeitgeist of the times.

A young friend WhatsApped me today, in a rather despondent mood I should like to add. Someone had taken her work (in cancer research), edited some sentences and then passed it off as his own. She shared with me a video with the note to say that the video made her day. In response, I am sharing He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother with my family, friends, brothers/sisters on this planet and readers the beautiful lyrics and video so that we can motivate one another to help others without considering it as a weighty burden. Helping others is happiness.

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
The Hollies
The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother
So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother
If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

Life is often a long, long road with many a winding turn. Face it with a positive attitude and fill your heart with love for one another.

Here’s a Youtube video featuring The Hollies & He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother :