Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ROLL WITH ME

I'm fixin' to write about a country song, ya'll. So, if country music isn't your thang, you might want to stop readin' right about now.

I'll wait until you log off ... it's okay ...

Okay, for the rest of you that have decided to hang on, you know that I've been going through a mid-life crisis of sorts lately. Good or bad, I've decided that my life is more than my job, and darn it, I'm going to start living it correctly ... my life, that is, and not my job.

Imagine my surprise when I heard Montgomery Gentry's latest song, ROLL WITH ME on the radio. Man! It put into words the thoughts that have been rolling, disjointed, in my head the last few months. The most poignant part of the entire song was the refrain: So, now I'm slowing it down and I'm looking around and I'm lovin' this town and I'm doing all right ... Ain't worried 'bout nothing except the man I wanna be [in my case, woman] I'm thinking maybe it's time to be living the rhyme when I'm singing a song about nothing but right, and it'd sure be nice if you would roll with me.

So, I am going to slow it down and get to living my life! I'm going to savor the small moments and look for the little surprises.

Sure would like it if you'd roll with me ...


(My apologies to the writer(s) of this song ... I would give them props if I knew their names)

Wake up in the morning
Get to living my life
Making sure that I'm all that I can be
Went to church on Sunday
There was a moment that came
I swear it was like the Lord spoke right to me

So now I'm slowing it down and I'm looking around
And I'm lovin' this town and I'm doing alright
Aint' worried 'bout nothing except the man I wanna be
I'm thinking it's time to be livin' the rhyme
When I'm singing a song about nothing but right
And it'd sure be nice if you would roll with me

Saw a kid last winter only twenty years old
Being laid to rest while his mom stood by his side
Sure was hard to watch those tears roll down her face
Made me think how we all just have our time

So now I'm slowing it down and I'm looking around
And I'm lovin/ this town and I'm doing alright
Aint' worried 'bout nothing except the man I wanna be
I'm thinking it's time to be livin' the rhyme
When I'm singing a song about nothing but right
And it's sure be nice if you would roll with me

Who knows whats ahead I think I'd rather not know instead

So now I'm slowing it down and I'm looking around
And I'm lovin/ this town and I'm doing alright
Aint' worried 'bout nothing except the man I wanna be
I'm thinking it's time to be livin' the rhyme
When I'm singing a song about nothing but right
And it's sure be nice if you would roll with me

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