'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.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

In Color

If you have ever spent time looking through your mom and dad's or grandparent's old photos this song will touch your heart. Jamey Johnson is a great song writer and has now produced a couple of albums of his own. This song is a great one.

Song: In Color
Album: That Lonesome Song
Artist: Jamey Johnson


I said, Grandpa what's this picture here
Its all black and white and it ain't real clear
Is that you there? He said, Yeah, I was eleven
And times were tough back in thirty-five
That's me and Uncle Joe just trying to survive
A cotton farm in the great depression"

And if it looks like we were scared to death
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
You should have seen it in color

Aw and this one here was taken overseas
In the middle of hell - in nineteen forty-three
In the winter time - you can almost see my breath
That was my tail gunner, ol' Johnny McGee
He was a high school teacher from New Orleans
And he had my back right through the day we left

If it looks like we were scared to death
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
You should have seen it in color

A picture's worth a thousand words
But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered
You should have seen it in color

And this one is my favorite one
This is me and Grandma in the summer sun
All dressed up the day we said our vows
You can't tell it here but it was hot that June
That rose is red and her eyes are blue
And just look at that smile - I was so proud
That's the story of my life
Right there in black and white

And if it looks like we were scared to death
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
You should have seen it in color

Yeah, A picture's worth a thousand words
But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered
You should have seen it in color
You should have seen it in color

A picture's worth a thousand words
But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered
You should have seen it in color

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Than a Name On A Wall

Today is Memorial Day. A grateful nation stops to give thanks for those who gave their lives so we can live in freedom. And we grieve with those who lost their son, daughter, husband, wife, dad or mom.

Song: More Than a Name on a Wall
Artist: The Statler Brothers
Album: The Definitive Collection

I saw her from a distance as she walked up to the wall
In her hand she held some flowers as her tears began to fall
And she took out pen and paper as to trace her memories
She looked up to Heaven and the words she said were these

She said, "Lord my boy was special and he meant so much to me
And though I'd love to see him just one more time you see
All I have are the memories and the moments to recall
So Lord could you tell him he's more than a name on a wall"

She said, "He really missed the family and being home Christmas Day
And he died for God and Country in a place so far away
I remember such a little boy playing war since he was three
Lord, this time I know he's not coming home to me"

She said, "Lord my boy was special and he meant so much to me
And though I'd love to see him but I know it just can't be
So I thank you for my memories and the moments to recall
But Lord could you tell him he's more than a name on a wall."

"Lord could you tell him he's more than a name on a wall."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Rainy Day People

Wow, we have had some rain the past few days! Maverick had a baseball tournament rained out this weekend. There are some good things about a rainy day. It can give you a good excuse to stay in touch with friends - via email, Facebook, phone call, or a meeting for a meal. Give it a whirl!

But a "rainy day" can come even when the sun is shining. We should keep that in mind too.

This song popped into my head today.

Song: Rainy Day People
Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Album: Gord's Gold

Rainy day people always seem to know
when it's time to call
Rainy day people don't talk
they just listen 'til they've heard it all
Rainy day lovers don't lie when they tell ya
they've been down like you
Rainy day people don't mind
if you're cryin' a tear or two

If you get lonely
all you really need is that rainy day love
Rainy day people all know there's no sorrow
they can't rise above
Rainy day lovers don't love any others
that would not be kind
Rainy day people all know
how it hangs on a peace of mind

Rainy day lovers don't lie when they tell ya
they've been down there too
Rainy day people don't mind
if you're cryin' a tear or two

Rainy day people always seem to know
when you're feelin' blue
High-Steppin' Strutters who land in the gutter
sometime need one too
Take it or leave it or try to believe it
if you've been down too long
Rainy day lovers don't hide love inside
they just pass it on

Rainy day lovers don't hide love inside
they just pass it on

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