Downtime

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jo Dee Messina on my iPod lately. Most of her biggest songs have upbeat tempos and optimistic lyrics, so listening to her sometimes lifts my spirits a little.

I’m currently addicted to one song called “Downtime” that sounds a little like what I’m going through nowadays. I try to think of it whenever I get down about my work crush. Here are the lyrics:

I haven’t been myself these days according to friends
I tend to lose a part of me when my heart is on the mend
I’ll be alright it’s safe to say
‘Cause just like your love this is only a phase

Oh, I’ve been on this road a time or two, it’s nothing new
I’ll get on my feet and over you
I tell myself that everything will be just fine
I’m just going through a little downtime

Some might think I’ve gotten caught up in heartache’s aftermath
But your memory’s taken second to a good book and nice long bath
I must admit it threw me at first
But I’m convinced I’m over the worst

Oh, I’ve been down this road a time or two, it’s nothing new
I’ll get on my feet and over you
I tell myself that everything will be just fine
I’m just going through a little downtime

Time is meant to play the part
In taking care of broken hearts

Oh, I’ve been down this road a time or two, it’s nothing new
I’ll get on my feet and over you
I tell myself that everything will be just fine
I’m just going through a little downtime

I’m just going through a little downtime

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Something Worth Leaving Behind

I heard a really good song today from Lee Ann Womack. It’s not new to me, but I hadn’t heard it in years. It’s called “Something Worth Leaving Behind.”

With my recent struggles of finding a suitable career and feeling like I’m wasting time not making enough money, the lyrics in this song really made me think. Of al the things I want in life, what’s actually going to be worth leaving behind? What will give my life meaning?

I’m pretty sure whatever career path I end up on isn’t going to give my life meaning, or at least I can’t count on that. There must be something more that I can do to make my life more worthwhile.

Anyway. The link to the YouTube video is here. Here are the lyrics to “Something Worth Leaving Behind.”

Hey Mona Lisa, who was Leonardo?
Was he Andy Warhol?
You were Marilyn Monroe
Hey Mozart, what kind of name is Amadeus
It’s kinda like Elvis
You gotta die to be famous
I may not go down in history
I just want someone to remember me

I’ll probably never hold a brush
that paints a masterpeice
Probably never find a pen
that writes a symphony
But if I will love then I will find
That I have touched another life
And that’s something
Something worth leaving behind

Hey Midas you say you have the magic touch
That even all that shiny stuff
Someday is gonna turn to dust
Hey Jesus it must have been some Sunday morning
In a blaze of glory
We’re still tellin’ your story
I may not go down in history
I just want someone to remember me

I’ll probably never dream a dream
and watch it turn to gold
No, I’ll never lose my life
to save another soul
If I will love then I will find
That I have touched another life
And that’s something
Something worth leaving behind

Hey baby see the future that we’re building
Our love lives on in the lives of our children
And that’s something
Something worth leaving behind

Grand Ole Carrie

Carrie Underwood was the most recent inductee into the Grand Ole Opry! I don’t really know that much about the Opry (I read a little bit about it on Wikipedia), but I know that becoming a member is one of the top honors among country music.

Here’s a (fairly long) clip of her induction:

Hooray for Carrie!

So Small

Nothing gets me out of a crappy mood like upbeat music. I had the day off today, and I drove around to run some errands. While in the car, I listened to Carrie Underwood’s second album, Carnival Ride. I really became a fast fan! She’s amazing!

One of the songs that I’m really addicted to (besides Ever Ever After, which sadly isn’t on the album) is “So Small.” The music video for the song is really good too.

As a side note, the guy in the video is Christian Kane, who played Lindsey in Angel. Yay Angel!

I’m Gonna Miss Her

I was waiting for a package to arrive all day, but I had to go to work. I checked the tracking number online after I got home, and the delivery was attempted only ten minutes after I started working. If only it came just a little earlier! I’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

To fill the rest of this post, I’m going to link to another Brad Paisley song. His song “I’m Gonna Miss Her” was the first song I ever heard from him. The lyrics and video are hilarious! The best part is that his wife in the music video (Kimberly Williams) ended up becoming his wife in real life!

He Didn’t Have To Be

I don’t have too much to report tonight, so I’m going to post a link to an old but really amazing song by Brad Paisley.

The song is called “He Didn’t Have To Be.” I love how the lyrics tell such a heartfelt and touching story. One reason why I love country music is because the songs often tell great stories. The video is really good too.

All of Brad Paisley’s songs/lyrics/videos are incredibly well done, which is why he’s my favorite country singer. He’s pretty easy on the eyes too.

Ever Ever After

I tried resisting liking Carrie Underwood, since Kelly Clarkson will always be my American Idol, but I just can’t help liking her. The fact that she sings country music is definitely a plus in my book.

Her song “Ever Ever After” from the movie Enchanted is really good. It’s more pop than country, but the line between the two genres is blurring lately. I love almost anything from Disney, so this song is just combining a lot of my favorite things into one.

This is the music video for “Ever Ever After.” Enjoy!