Tuesday, February 2, 2010

sounds like life to me

Hanging out with the Countrymouse tonight, I watched a few videos... country music videos.  (He is the Countrymouse, after all...hehehe.)  I like a lot of country music, I just seldom watch videos of any genre.  (I generally stumble upon them via You Tube when I am looking for something else.)

I like country music for several reasons.  For starters, I enjoy the way it sounds. As far as that goes, I like a little of it all... from bluegrass (think Alison Krauss), to honky tonk (think Hank Williams), to rockabilly (think Dwight Yoakam), to folk-country (think Kasey Chambers), to pop-country (think LeAnn Rimes), to my favorite, alt-country (think Old 97's).  (I would have totally listed Johnny Cash somewhere here, except he could fit in each one of these categories.) You get the picture.  But I also like it because I think it's still one of the few musical genres that promote core American values... God, Country and Family.  (And I love that they don't give a rat's ass that they aren't being PC... something I have no use for.)

The last video we watched tonight was from Darryl Worley.  His new song is called, "Sounds Like Life to Me".  The song was really good, including it's sentiment and the video tells a sweet little story.

Here are the two choruses:

Sounds like life to me it ain’t no fantasy
It’s just a common case of everyday reality
Man I know it’s tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk you’re caught up in some tragedy

Sounds like life to me plain old destiny
Yeah the only thing for certain is uncertainty
You gotta ho
ld on tight just enjoy the ride
Get used to all this unpredictability
Sounds like life
It sounds like life to me

Have a listen...

No one's life is perfect and we all have challenges and opportunities.  Someone once told me, "You're only mad (feel free to substitute your own current negative feeling) for as long as you want to be."  Not that I've mastered this concept, but I believe it's true, nonetheless.  Darryl Worley's song is a reminder that life happens, in all it's sweet, bumpy, sometimes ugly, fullness.  Sometimes we just need an attitude adjustment.

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