Saturday, March 5, 2011

Song Saturday #5

I love all kinds of music.

But today y'all will learn the truth. And I will make my mom so proud by finally declaring:

Country music is my absolute favorite.

I can just hear her saying, "What took you so long to write a blog about country music?"

I love you, Mom.

The story goes that that my favorite song when I was two was "Have Mercy" by the Judds. When it would come on the radio I'd go to town in my car seat bouncing around and squealing "HAVE MWWERCY!!" because I couldn't say my "Rs."

When I was four I clearly remember singing every word to Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places," to entertain some family friends.

When I was in high school, I wore cowboy boots and a big old belt buckle before Madonna made it popular. The first song I learned to play and sing on guitar was "You're Still the One," by Shania Twain. I still think she is amazing.

And even now, the #1 preset on my radio is 99.9 Kiss Country.

So naturally, the recent movie Country Strong made my life complete. There is one song from the movie that I haven't been able get out of my head for months.

Today it was raining, a cold, drizzly, curl up on the couch and take a nap kind of a rain. And all I could think of was the lyric from that song that goes, "I remember that day, when our eyes first met/you ran into the building to get out of the rain, cause you were soaking wet/and as I held the door, you wanted to know my name/timing is everything."

In my 26 years, I've found that timing is everything. The time to crack a joke or give someone a hug or tell someone the truth or tell someone you care about them...timing is everything.

Just watch this clip and you'll understand why I want to be Gwenyth and fell in love with Garrett Hedlund.

Then listen to the whole song. And just try to pretend that you don't love it, too.

Timing is Everything
When the stars line up
And you catch a good break
And people think you're lucky
But you know its grace
It can happen so fast
Or a little bit late
Timing is everything

You know I've had close calls
When it could've been me
I was young when I learned just how fragile life can be
I lost friends of mine
I guess it wasn't my time
Timing is everything

And I could've been a child that God took home,
And I would've been one more unfinished song
And when it seems a rhyme is hard to find
That's when one comes along
Just in time

I remember that day
When our eyes first met
You ran into the building to get out of the rain
Cause you were soaking wet
And as I held the door
You wanted to know my name
Timing is everything

And I could've been another minute late
And you'd never would've crossed my path that day
And when it seems true love is hard to find
That's when love comes along
Just in time

You can call it fate
Or destiny
Sometimes it really seems like its a mystery

Cause you can be hurt by love
Or healed by the same
Timing is everything

It can happen so fast
Or a little too late
Timing is everything

Now I know:
I want to live country strong.


  1. One thing I love most about Country Music is the easiness that God is mentioned... one of my faves right now is Hello World by Lady Antebellum. SO GOOD!!

    Haven't seen the movie but I definitely need to. After seeing the video clip for Give In To Me on Youtube I completely melted for him!!