I am sitting here watching American Idol on DVR with my girl. She’s finally old enough to love it with me. Yay! Her dad hates it and he makes that quite clear by vocalizing his comments through the entire show. So I watch it in secret. I am thrilled to have a partner in crime now.
I have had this post brewing in me for a while, but just now, a young lady sang this, “I put on a poncho and sang for the mosquitoes and drank ’till I was thirsty again” and now I can’t wait any longer.
I love music. Clearly that is no secret. In fact, you’re probably sick of hearing it. Sometimes though, I just have to share because I can’t keep it to myself!
There are some lyrics that just stop me in my tracks. The magic of the words and the magical powers of the writers have to put seemingly random words together in a way that makes you smile, or cry or want to dance and sing is a gift I wish I was given but will just happily admire it in others because it enhances my life. This is probably why I love all types of music. Because lyrics transcend genre. There is amazing poetry on all your Sirius radio stations. You should give them all a try someday.
Here are some lyrics that I’m loving right now. Share some of your favorites in the comments. I love to be reminded of others.
If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame
and though I’ll never forget your face,
sometimes i can’t remember my name -Counting Crows
Last name ever, first name greatest. Like a sprained ankle boy I ain’t nothin‘ to play with. Drake-Forever.
I’m the opposite of moderate, immaculately polished with the spirit of a hustler and the swagger of a college kid- T.I (with Rihanna) live your life
If there is a God, he is laughing at us and our football team. Ben Folds-Effington.
I run from hate. I run from prejudice
I run from pessimists
But I run too late
I run my life
Or is it running me?-
(Dave Haywood / Charles Kelley / Hillary Scott / Tom Douglas)-Run to You
I was going to write some Ben Kweller lyrics too-but I can’t pick a small enough amount. Do yourself a favor, google him and find yourself some BK to love.
I could go on and on. I will spare you. Please share what gets you though. I love to hear the lyrics. As Gloria says, “The Music is gonna getcha.”
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