Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday's Music


For some time we only had one car. With kids in high school and lots of activities, it became my daily routine to drive my husband to work - 64 miles round trip. Then I would spend a lot of my day driving kids to school, to cheerleading practice, to work, picking up from school. It wasn't unheard of for me to spend 5-6 hours a day in the car. Those days are gone now - my kids have all graduated from high school, everyone has a car of their own, and my driving time dwindled considerably. Since my son's fiance doesn't drive, I've recently picked up some driving tasks once again to support her activities and this morning I remembered one of my pet peeves.

Radio.

Now, I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box first thing in the morning. In fact, don't bother talking to me much before 10:00 am and lots of coffee. In fact, I hate to be talked at first thing. There isn't a radio station on air that doesn't talk at me. Witty, outrageous, aggravating noise! I much prefer mellow music that eases me into my day. Jim Brickman tops my list of day starters.

This morning, I flicked off the radio on my way to pick up Rebecca and realized that I'd left my IPOD at home. ICK! It's a good thing there are lots of lights between my house and Rebecca's because I spent at least six blocks digging for my case of CDs. Randomly pulling out the case, I picked a CD without even looking - because it was a nice pumpkin orange color :-) - and inserted it into the CD player.

One of my favorite songs began to play and settled my day into a good routine. This song reminds me of my Dad, but more importantly reminds me what its like to belong - to a town, to a great family, and to have faith. To hear the full song go to www.myspace.com/patticolt.

Andy Griggs: If Heaven

"If Heaven was an hour, it would be twilight,
When the fireflies start their dancin' on the lawn;
An' supper's on the stove and Mamma's laughin',
And everybodys workin' day is done.

If Heaven was a town, it would be my town,
Oh, on a summer day in 1985.
An' everything I wanted was out there waitin',
And everyone I loved was still alive.

Don't cry a tear for me, now, baby;
There comes a time we all must say goodbye.
And if that's what Heaven's made of,
You know, I, I ain't afraid to die.

If Heaven was a pie, it'd be cherry,
So cool and sweet an' heavy on the tongue.
An' just one bite would satisfy your hunger,
An' there'd always be enough for everyone.

If Heaven was a train, it sure would be a fast one,
That could take this weary traveller around the bend.
If Heaven was a tear, it'd be my last one,
An' you'd be in my arms again.

Don't cry a tear for me, now, baby;
There comes a time we all must say goodbye.
And if that's what Heaven's made of,
You know, I, I ain't afraid to die.
Yeah, if that's what Heaven's made of,
You know, I, I ain't afraid to die."


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