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Monday, October 5, 2009

Soundtrack of My Life MEme

Playing along again with Supahmommy and MommyBrain for their MEme Mondays. Check over at their sites to play along!

If your life were a movie, what songs would be on the soundtrack?

This was so hard for me...because I couldn't narrow it down. I've always thought of my life in terms of having a soundtrack. And there are many songs that, the instant that I hear them, I can clearly recall a memory associated with them, ex. Might as well be walking on the sun...instantly back in college, at a bar with my roomie slamming her fists down on the table and screaming out that line...and the crazy night that followed. And no, you're not getting that story out of me, uh-uh.

I thought about being sappy, with There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney or You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins or The Dance by Garth Brooks.

And then I thought about being funny like Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old by Garth Brooks or try to convince you that Dancin' For the Groceries by Kenny Chesney was my life.

But, instead, I decided to go by stages of my life. And, if you are not a country music person, I'm sorry- you probably won't have a clue about any of these songs...but they are all awesome and you should go listen to them.

Stage 1: Young woman eager to get out into the big world and make something of herself, striking out on her own to "find herself." I actually sang this song in the car a la Jerry Maguire singing Free Falling as I was moving far, far away from everyone I knew.

Song and Artist: Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks

Most telling lyric: To find a dream and a life of their own, a place in the clouds, a foundation of stone...She needs wide open spaces, room to make the big mistakes...

Stage 2: Angry young woman, tired of being stereotyped by the people around her, who weren't actually taking the time to see who she really is, to see that she really does dance

Song and Artist: She Doesn't Dance by Mark McGuinn

Most telling lyric: (sorry about this, I have to list the whole chorus) She doesn't dance and she hates dark smokey places, she doesn't own any fancy high heel shoes or short sexy dresses, her hair would be up the way that I love, never so down and crazy, believe me I know my baby, and she doesn't dance

Stage 3: Woman happily in love with her husband. This was actually our wedding song and it holds true now. Through all our ups and downs, we do know that we will last.

Song and Artist: All the Way by Lonestar

Most telling lyric: Every day, I'll be here loving you all through the years, and it's true, there's so much freedom in knowing how sure we are that we're going all the way

Stage 4: Mommy madly in love with her little boys and wanting the best for them...a stage that, like stage 3, keeps on going

Song and Artist: My Wish by Rascal Flatts

Most telling lyric: My wish for you is that your life becomes all that you want it to

Stage 5: Woman realizing that, to hell with what other people think, I am who I am, I want what I want, and if you don't like it, well....

Song and Artist: Settlin' by Sugar Land

Most telling lyric: I ain't settlin' for just getting by, I've had enough so-so for the rest of my life....I ain't settlin' for anything less than everything

Woo-hoo! Such a fun MEme! Thanks for stopping by and sorry if any of these songs are now stuck in your head. And, if you don't know any of them, go listen to them!

*Editing to add that I really thought about deleting all of these songs and simply listing Kenny Chesney's I'm alive to cover everything. But, I still had to throw that little tidbit in there, due to my love of Kenny.



Blogger Evonne said...

Great list! I can see some of those songs fitting into my life as well, especially My Wish. I'm not a huge country fan, but I really like Rascal Flatts.

October 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love "The Dance"... such a beautiful song. Well, it sound slike you are a country music kind of girl, huh? :)

October 5, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Thanks for adding some "telling lyrics" that was awesome.

October 5, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Steven Anthony said...

Great list....I totttlay would borrow the Kenny chesne one..for sure;)

October 5, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Senora Muertos said...

Visiting via The Peterson Family blog.
I could not agree with you more regarding marriage, well said!

October 5, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Raising Z said...

First off, I want to apologize if Sunshine Day is still stuck in your head (or maybe you got it out and I just put it back in :). I am thankful that you listed the important lyrics because I am country challenged (although I did know every artist). My best friend and sister love country and have been trying to get me to listen for years....maybe it is time to start. Great list :)

October 5, 2009 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Miss. Candy said...

The Sugarland was one of my favs for a very, very long time! These were awesome songs/pics!! Kenny is dang hot!! He is on my checks! lol!

October 5, 2009 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Epiphius said...

Thanks for including the "telling lyric"! I'm not a country fan so it was nice to see what part of the song spoke to you!

October 5, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Your the only other person I have ever heard of liking She doesn't dance. I love that song.
I'm a fan of all your soundtrack.

October 5, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger MommyBrain said...

What a beautiful list. I really love the way you've thought of your life in stages ... and I especially appreciate Stage 5; I am trying to be in that stage myself :)

Your list of country tunes remind me - very fondly - of a very good friend back in VA. She introduced me to country - and Kenny - and I adore her :)

Thanks for sharing your post for our MEme!

October 5, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

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