Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: March 17, 2021

The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge is hosted by Long and Short Reviews.  This week’s topic is: my theme song.

Okay, this was a lot more difficult than I thought it’d be.  Why?  Because I sit at my desk for nine hours a day, listening to music while I work.  Also, I’m the playlist queen.  If anyone ever gains access to my Spotify account, I may or may not have a lot of explaining to do.  (Andy, hide your playlists.)

Also, what I might claim as my ‘theme song’ varies wildly by my mood, what’s going on in my life and around me, etc.  Last year would have been completely different than today.  

So, what I’m feeling today is this song by Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne called “Burning Man”.

The lyrics in this that always hit me are these:

I’m a little bit steady but still little bit rolling stone
I’m a little bit heaven but still a little bit flesh and bone
Little found, little don’t know where I am
I’m a little bit holy water but still a little bit burning man

I think we all rather fall into being a little bit of both, rather than one or the other.  

I’m adding a second song here because it fits my feelings these last several months as well.  I’m an easy going person, not just willing to help, but wanting to help.  This has lead me to some not-so-pleasant experiences throughout my life, as you might expect.  Old Dominion’s “My Heart is a Bar”.  

My door is always open
They come in lonely, they come in broken
To figure out where they’re going
Then they go
And when they don’t need me no more
I’m left sweeping up the floor
 
Now, not everyone in my life treats me this way, but it happens often enough that I think, “no more, that’s it, I’m done”.  This song has really helped me with it over the last year.  And as an aside, I don’t agree with the line that says “I’ve come to the conclusion/that true love is an illusion” because I know better.  So, that’s something, right?
 
And now, because we all need a little something happy – a country classic teamed up with a current country favorite – David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”. 
 

This has been on regular rotation since they released it a couple years ago.  Partly because I loved DLM back in the day, partly because I love Kenny now (Walker Hayes has a great song called “Shut Up, Kenny”), but mostly because it was the message we all needed at the time.  And today, I’m sharing it with you all.  

22 thoughts on “Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: March 17, 2021

    1. I need some kind of background noise or I’m too easily distracted. Weirdly, it helps me focus to have music playing. Plus, the guys I work with can’t be bothered to make the ten steps it takes to get to one another and instead shout at each other across the office. Music helps keep me from hurting one of them. Hah!

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  1. Love all those songs … and Everything Is Gonna Be Alright is AWESOME. Ahhh, David Lee Murphy… I have “Party Crowd” on repeat. 🙂

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    1. YES! DLM is the best! Troy never was a fan of country music, but he loved “Dust on the Bottle”.

      On a somewhat related note, I’m reading Randy Travis’ memoir right now. 😀

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      1. In the early 90s, I was a hard core alternative rock gal, and then a co-worker made me listen to country. I resisted at first, but WOW did some of the songs hit just right, and I was slowly converted. My wedding song was Me and You from Kenny Chesney. I still listen to rock (alternative and otherwise) along with oldies, big band, current stuff my daughter introduces me to and more. But country really pretty much owns my heart, because it’s just THAT kind of music.

        Re: Randy Travis — I saw an interview with him and his wife a couple months ago and he was able to speak some. His stroke was heartbreaking.

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      2. It’s funny because grunge and alternative rock is what pushed me back towards country (it was my mom’s go-to when I was a kid). So, I love that you went the other way. That’s a great Kenny song and mine was From Here to Eternity by Michael Peterson. But yes, my kids both introduce me to a ton of new stuff all the time, it’s a lot of fun.

        Yeah, it really was. He’s always been one of my favorites and his downfall and then the stroke really was devastating.

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  2. Great selections. (My iTunes account thanks you!)

    …Though I have to say that I clearly haven’t been paying attention; Country music seems to have gone a lot more Rock’n’Roll than what I remember from my youth.

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    1. Thank you!

      Yeah, I want to say that started in the 90’s, but it’s definitely become more rock lately. I mean, Darius Rucker’s now a country star, so anything’s possible, right?

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  3. I also tend to focus on music that what speaks to what I feel or need in the moment, so my favorite or support songs change over time. I just learned about a whole new set of songs.

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  4. I’m a very eclectic music lover … I like some of all types of music. I do most of my work with something going in the background… music, tv, something. I blame it on doing my homework while my grandmother watched her “stories.” I have to have something to listen to so part of my brain can block it out. I never could study in the library…. too quiet.

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    1. I’m the same way, I have a little bit of a lot of things in my Spotify library. Aw, my grandmother called them her stories too. When I was in high school, my mom was running a day care center out of the house, so I was at the kitchen table with no less than five kids running around, plus my sister and her friends. So yeah, I need a bit of noise!

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  5. We do need those songs right now. I also remember when DLM’s Dust on the Bottle came out… Does that make me old? Then again, I rather like that song, so I don’t mind. No one wants to look at my Sirius channel list. I’m too lazy to make a playlist, when I can bounce between the songs when I see one I like. It’s so scattered, though. Lol!

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    1. I totally agree. Hah, same. I remember when a lot of things were new that aren’t now. My Sirius/XM channel list is crazy as well. Half is mine, half is my kids because HEAVEN FORBID we listen to mom’s music. 😀

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