You were warned about Music Mondays falling on other random days, but first a shout out to my nephew on his 21st birthday if he's reading. Sometimes he reads. Be safe, be smart and know that Aunt Maggie loves you. Your card really is in the mail. Mwah!
I'm a theme song / anthem kind of girl. I've adopted other anthems publicly on here before now. Certain songs touch me, move me, inspire me, make me feel like someone out there just Gets It and apply so perfectly to something going on in my life. That's kind of the point of music, I think.
Way back when I first attempted to explain the apartness (if you are new here and just shoot me an email, you are welcome to read the private blog where there are regular updates), I mentioned a few country songs that just set the mood for me about the whole situation.
Currently the song stuck in my head for me and Tom (and for a lot of things in general - trying not to go political, but I can't really hide my hope under a bushel, or whatever) is this one that seems to be apropos to everything current and hopeful in my life. Yes, it will take hard work with no free lunches, and not entirely all about the luck, but yes, the "apartness" is drawing to a close, and we are headed for a better life. I can feel it down to my toes, and I'm ecstatic. We'll be together, and it will all be more than OK someday if we just hold on and keep walking hand in hand.
What's your anthem (current or otherwise)?
(Bonus points if your comment also includes your best hangover tip for my nephew who I'm sure will be celebrating sensibly and safely and won't need them anyway. Mine? Drink water with every drink.)
by Keith Urban
(thanks to Cowboy Lyrics for these)
Friday night and the moon is high,
I'm wide awake just watchin' you sleep
And I promise you you're gonna have,
More than just the things that you need
We ain't got much now, we're just starting out
But I know somehow paradise is coming.
You and I are gonna be the ones, good luck's gonna shine on
You and I are gonna be the ones, so hold on, we're headed for a better life.
Oh now there's a place for you and me,
Where we can dream as big as the sky.
I know its hard to see it now,
But baby someday we're gonna fly,
This road we're on, you know it might be long,
But my faith is strong, its all that really matters.
So hold on, hold on, c'mon baby, hold on,
Yeah we're gonna have it all, and ooh
repeat chorus twice :
A better life now, oh ho, a better life
Hey we're gonna leave this all behind us baby, wait and see.
We're headed for a better life, you and me.
We're gonna break the chains that bind and, finally we'll be free.
We're gonna be the ones that have it all, you and me.
Just hold on tight now baby, woooh