'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

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