Thursday, February 11, 2016

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson - Don't You Wanna Stay







When this song first came out, I absolutely hated it! I would cry every time I heard it, but it really had nothing to do with the song, it was the point in my life where I was at. I had finally started to reach that breaking point in a bad marriage where even though I thought I would stay until the kids were out of school, I wasn't sure anymore that I could and still survive myself.



Since then, some years and a divorce have passed. I am in a much, much better place in my life!! So much better that this song is even a ringtone on my phone!

Yes, I know....you are thinking how could you go from hating it to having it as a ring tone. Well, let me explain.



Everything that the song talks about, the deep connection, making things last, and being together I didn't have in my marriage. I had someone who wanted to control me and make me into someone that I wasn't and who that that they knew best for everyone. After leaving, I got to like the song because it really did embody the things I wanted, that we all want in life, that we want to find with another person. So it no longer made me cry, but it still wasn't my favorite song because here I was, a single mom of three teens and preteens, dating just wasn't going to be an option I thought, I was just learning to stand on my own.



Much to my surprise someone entered my life as a friend, someone that I could really talk to and open up to. We've had our ups and downs, dealing with my fears of what my kids would think, is it too soon after the divorce, but then again it was not like we planned it to happen this way, it just sorta did. I never thought that someone that I vented to would turn into someone so connected.



This song is our ringtone for each other. The minute I hear it on the phone, a smile comes across my face, because I know that its him, I know that he is going to say something sweet and off the wall, and he will definitely catch me off guard. He is the polar opposite of my ex - in that he encourages me in everything I try to do, he always tells me I am beautiful, he thinks my kids are wonderful angels, that their teams will always win, and when they don't he is ready with a pick-me-up talk that has them cheered up in a heartbeat. I'm amazed everyday at him, and this song fits my feelings.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton

So I couldn't get a video of this song to load onto here,  but this is probably my favorite "Christmas " song!


Lyrics
Hey, maybe I'll dye my hair
Maybe I'll move somewhere
Maybe I'll get a car
Maybe I'll drive so far
That I'll lose track
Me, I'll bounce right back
Maybe I'll sleep real late
Maybe I'll lose some weight
Maybe I'll clear my junk
Maybe I'll just get drunk on apple wine
Me, I'll be just
Fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow get me way down
Hey, maybe I'll learn to sew
Maybe I'll just lie low
Maybe I'll hit the bars
Maybe I'll count the stars until dawn
Me, I will go on
Maybe I'll settle down
Maybe I'll just leave town
Maybe I'll have some fun
Maybe I'll meet someone
And make him mine
Me, I'll be just
Fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
'Cause I'll be fine
(I'll be fine)
Oh, I'll be fine

Monday, August 24, 2015

Brantley Gilbert - "Read Me My Rights" - C2C 8th March 2015 London, England





Brantley Gilbert has been called the "bad boy" of country music currently, but if there is one thing you have to admit, he has his views and he is willing to voice them!!  



He has been a strong supporter of the American Troops, riding motorcycles with the Wounded Warrior Project and more, including the song released earlier this year, "helluva an amen".



Once again he stands up for what he believes in, whether you agree with him or not, he voices it and that is what is important. "Read Me My Rights".



Lyrics:

Somebody better call the law
We done took it outside we’re about to brawl
Ol’ boy done put his hands on a woman
Where I come from, son, the next thing comin’ is a
Ass whoopin’ in the parkin’ lot
Gonna drop this fool right in front of the cops
Be proud of what I done
I ain’t gonna run

Just read me my rights put me in cuffs
Take me downtown barney lock me up
I’ll do my time and raise my right hand
I’ll tell the judge, I’d do that shit again

I heard it through the grapevine
Good daddy and a husband is a doin’ time
Said his wife and his kids were in the house
Ol' boy broke in man it all went south
When he dropped the hammer on his forty five
Now he’s in the pen twenty five to life
Lord knows if it’d have been me
I’d have to say

Read me my rights put me in cuffs
Take me downtown barney lock me up
I’ll do my time and raise my right hand
I’ll tell the judge I’d do it again

If I have to put the law in my hands its about to break
Cause I know right from wrong and if you cross that line
Boy all I gotta say is

Read me my rights put me in cuffs
Take me downtown barney lock me up
I’ll do my time raise my right hand
I’ll tell the judge I’ll do that shit again

Friday, August 21, 2015

Home Free - Elvira (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)





I grew up on the Oak Ridge Boys! Loved this song since I was a kid, in fact I think I would have to say that Elvira is where my LOVE of the deep voice came from, I literally melt listening to him!!



Now I have posted Home Free videos before. I have been a big fan of them from the first time I saw them on The Sing-Off and continue to love watching what new and exciting stuff they come out with.



This is just classic! What else can I say. Two amazing bands, showing great respect for each other, working together to make a wonderful song even better! Truth be told, I didn't think you could make Elvira any better than The Oak Ridge Boys in their hayday, but I was wrong.



Now I hope you all enjoy as well!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Little Big Town - Girl Crush





Absolutely love this song!! Everytime it goes on I have to turn the radio all the way up and sing along!!



There has been undue talk about the song and what it means, and to be honest I could care less what some idiot on TV or radio or newspaper says they think the song is about.  Listening to it with my kids, we all got the same message, and it sparked some great car conversations!!



To us, the song is sang by a woman, who is love with a guy, but he happens to be into this other woman, and all she wants is what this other girl has in hopes of getting his attention.



I have been into a guy that didn't want me, but was into someone else, but I can never say that I ever felt that low that I wanted to be her, to change my hair or perfume or whatever to get him to notice me, but I can remember so many girls in high school falling into that trap.  Trying to change who they were for a guy.



As I said, this song has sparked many a great car conversation. You know those spur of the moment talks between a parent and child that you can't plan, but that are real and deep and sometimes are the greatest moments in parenting you can ever have.  I have a 15 1/2 year old son and a 14 year old daughter, along with a younger 11 year old daughter. Most of the conversations are with the older two about this song, but the younger one gets to hear it all too.



We've talked about the song, how it made them each feel and what they felt about it. I admitted to my kids about my feelings as a teen in high school, and knowing so many girls that tried to change for a guy.  I talk to my daughter about it a great deal because she is at that age where everyone is testing out this dating thing, and she wonders sometimes if she is "too smart" or "too active" or "too into dance" or a million other things for the guys in her class. I tell her all the time, that she has to be herself. They may not see it right now, but you can't try to be someone else for a guy (or a girl for that matter, I tell my son).



We talk about the girls in school that act dumb around the boys, or the ones that walk hunched over so they don't seem as tall. We talk about boys doing the same things and I try to impress on them everytime we end up in one of these conversations that trying to change yourself and be someone else is never going to work. You might get the guy (or girl) but you are not going to be happy, you have to be true to yourself.



Music - not only does it stir emotions in each and everyone of us, it can spark wonderful conversations with your children, and in a day and age when everyone is rushing around so much, every little bit of time that we can grab to talk to them is well worth it!



Thank you Little Big Town for sparking some great car conversations for my family!!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Kelly Clarkson - Silent Night ft. Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire





Silent Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs, and this version is just wonderful.



Add to it three of my favorite people, what more could you ask for?



Just had to share!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Home Free - Angels We Have Heard On High





You have all heard me mention on here before that I really, really like Home Free. Something about the voice and country mix that just really gets me and they just seem to be able to strip the songs down to the meanings and make it that much more powerful.


Well, it's that time of year - CHRISTMAS - no it's not the holiday season or whatever else you want to call it, it is Christmas and I am so excited to see a real Christmas song from a great group.


Enjoy everyone!!!