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I'm Starting To Like It...a Lot.

Another day and another story about Justin Bieber's tantrums.

Sigh.

I feel equally "enthused" listening to rap "yo" and reading another story about them or their family getting killed in Atlanta. I was having lunch at a local bar-b-que place yesterday where they had Country Music piped into their sound system and I'm finding myself getting solace in the beauty of the lyrics and the simplicity of the music;

Every day I drive to work across Flint River bridge

A hundred yards from the spot where me and grandpa
fished

There's a piece of his old fruit stand on the side of
Sawmill Road

He'd be there peelin' peaches if it was twenty years
ago

And what I wouldn't give to ride around in that old truck with him

If heaven wasn't so far away

And;


(T)he longer we talked, the more we laughed

And wondered why we didn't last

It had been a long time,

But later last night baby, we caught up real fast

And maybe it's a little too early to know if this is gonna work

All I know is you're sure looking good in my shirt

These are not lyrics about getting drunk and high or "the dog dying". It's about the poignancy of a lost loved one and having a nice memory to get you through the day as I gaze longingly at the redheaded waitress, whom I'm sure is feeling uncomfortable under my stare so I go back to reading my menu. Still I wonder what she'd look like in my shirt.

Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love.

Let's go to Luckenbach Texas

Waylon and Willie and the boys

The "successful life" they're livin' got 'em feudin' like the Hatfields and McCoys
StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Dec 5, 2012

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