Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Music Monday on Wednesday

**Update** Tara has posted an update with a link to an article that the search for Beany (Kathleen McBroom of So Grateful to be Mormon) has been discontinued. I can't help but wish there'd been more media attention much earlier. My thoughts continue to be with the family.

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.)

Better Life
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.

Chorus :
Someday baby,
You and I are gonna be the ones, good luck's gonna shine on
Someday baby,
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.

repeat Chorus:

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


  1. Things sound very hopeful and exciting for you now!! I've been listening to Weezer's Pinkerton album a lot. The lyrics are cynical and romantic--kind of like me. :)

    I tagged you today--check it out!

  2. My anthem is Rockin the Suburbs by Ben Folds. For hangovers? I dunno...I never really get em. Maybe some Tums and some aspirin.

  3. Uplifting and hopeful song for sure!! One of my favorite Anthem songs is Bruce Cockburn "Great big Love" and "A Dream Like Mine"

    Yes... a giant glass of iced water before bed!!

  4. My anthem these days seems to be the Britney Spears son (You Drive Me) Crazy -- my son is going through the terrible twos right now.

    I guess if I got pregnant right now while we're going through this phase, my anthem would turn into "Oops, I Did It Again." :-)

  5. Ahh, mine has always been:
    "Welcome to the Hotel California. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave."

  6. mentioned I'm famous... what with all your readers being scattered across all corners of the globe and all...

    Anyway, birthday boy's anthems would be "Should've Said No" by Taylor Swift and "When You Love SOmeone Like That" by Reba and LeAnn Rimes...hmm...take a guess at what I'm going through...*AGAIN.*

  7. I'm lyricless, but all-time anthem? Make Yourself by Incubus.

    Hangover cure: greasy burger with bacon, gatorade and two motrins.

  8. Love that song!

    One of my all time favs? Hero by Bonnie Tyler, another one - Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum. Both of those are always on my ipod, no matter what I delete and reload, those stay.

    Hmmm, long time since I've had a hangover, but it always helped if I drank about a half gallon of water before going to bed when drunk.

  9. What a great post! I'll have to think about a whole song that would be my anthem. For the past couple of years, I've had one line from a song that's been mine: Ghost, by Indigo Girls. "And dance the edge of sanity, I've never been this close...""

    That pretty much sums up my life. :-)

  10. Thats a good song, I love the beat and the lyrics. My son for my wife is Amazed by Lone Star. I guess my personal anthem would have to be A Country Boy Can Survive.

  11. Oh, Here is a link I found about Beany


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