'The Ponderer," author of another blog - PONDERINGS FROM THE POND (http://skiatooklakeokie.blogspot.com/) blogs about songs he finds meaningful as he ponders from his place on the pond.

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Songs mean a lot to me. In this Blog I am sharing songs that have specific meaning to me. My tastes are varied but lean particularly to Country.

The lyrics of a song have meaning to the writer. I know a song can be popular for the tune and beat. It is when the words find a connection with the heart and find a common experience in the life of the listener the song becomes a classic.

Here you will learn more about what makes me tick than you probably want to know. I also hope it gives you some pause for reflection too on joys, sorrows, successes and struggles we all face.

I'll give you the song title, album I found it on, and the lyrics. You can decide whether you want to download it from your favorite music site.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Heroes

We throw the word around too much. We give the title to sports and entertainment figures who really do not deserve it. And some of them do not even want it. It belongs to our men and women in the armed forces and the men and women who protect us here at home.

This week another real hero emerged in a spectacular way. CNN reported, "Chesley B. 'Sully' Sullenberger III was 'the right guy at the right time at the right moment' to guide a jet safely onto the surface of the Hudson River, a neighbor and friend said." The US Airways captain calmly, professionally, and heroically chose the safest place to put down the airliner and saved, not only everyone on his plane but people on the ground who might have been killed had he crashed onto land. What a great story!

The song I chose today points out that there truly are heroes in our lives every day. They may not be as evident as Sullenberger but they are there. Whose hero are you?

Song: Heroes
Artist: Paul Overstreet
Album: The Best of Paul Overstreet


He drives into the city
And works extra hard all day
He finishes up early
so he can get away
'Cause there's a blue-eyed kid on second base
Wants dad to watch him play
And daddy knows he's waiting
So he hurries on his way

'Cause you know heroes come in every shape and size
Making special sacrifices for others in their lives
No one gives them medals
The world don't know their name
But in someones eyes they're heroes just the same

She rocks her crying baby
In the hours before dawn
She whispers words of hope
To help her husband to hold on
She takes time with the children
Making sure they know she cares
She's more then just a momma
She's the answer to their prayers

'Cause you know heroes come in every shape and size
Making special sacrifices for others in their lives
No one gives them medals
The world don't know their name
But in someones eyes they're heroes just the same

Now I don't pretend to know you
But I bet it's safe to say
There's someone out there somewhere
Looking up to you today
And they see everything you do
Except for you mistakes
You may not think you measure up
But you got all it takes

'Cause you know heroes come in every shape and size
Making special sacrifices for others in their lives
No one gives them medals
The world don't know their name
But in some one's eyes they're heroes just the same

No one gives them medals
The world don't know their name
But in someones eyes they're heroes just the same
Yeah, in someones eyes they're heroes...
Just the same...
Talking 'bout a hero....
Special kind of hero.....
No ordinary hero...

1 comment:

KsCowboy said...

I've never heard that song ... but I sure like the verse. Good post

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