Throwback Thursday: “Everything Is Everything” by Lauryn Hill

Throwback Thursday: “Everything Is Everything” by Lauryn Hill

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After a week of outrageous injustices and disgraceful grand jury decisions we can’t even begin to comprehend, Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything” seems a fitting #tbt. Though it was released in 1999, the third single off her masterful solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, its lyrics ring just as true, if not truer, today. The former Fugees’ member has yet to come out with another full album (and has, of late, gotten more attention these days for her tax troubles and erratic performances), but it only makes Miseducation all the more powerful, especially this track. “Sometimes it seems/We’ll touch that dream/But things come slow or not at all/And the ones on top, won’t make it stop,” she sings, the lyrics, all too timeless, evoking this very moment as perfectly as they did when she sang them 15 years ago. “After winter, must come spring/Change comes eventually,” she sings in the chorus. We pray that spring is coming soon.