I’m sitting at my computer catching up on the news and all the other happenings in the world. Belinda’s in Los Angeles for an adult industry convention that culminates with a party at the Playboy Mansion later tonight (Friday evening). I don’t miss going to the mansion. I’m really surprised by that, because I thought this would be the one party I’d regret missing. Instead, I feel a little sad that she finds it important to be there.
In the background, CMT is on the television. Less than 5 minutes ago a Kenny Rogers song played. I loved it. It really moved me. I believe the song is a new release, because I haven’t heard it before and I love listening to country music. As the song ended, I took note of the title and did a search for the lyrics. I want to paste them into this blog entry for those of you not enlightened enough to realize how great country music can be. Of course, hearing Kenny Rogers sing the song makes it much more powerful. I highly recommend listening to country radio until it comes on. Yes, it’s that good!
Here are the words:
Oh, the last ten years, it’s been quite a trip
Over thirty-six-hundred spins around without a cosmic slip
But within the realm of our atmosphere
We’re about as out of whack as we’ve ever been in a million years
We watched the Y2K scare in a panic
And we watched as time proved Nostradamus wrong
And we watched as Mother Nature shook the planet
And cellular replaced the telephone
We lost Charlie Brown, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash
We even lost Superman.
Well, the last ten years, look at the hills we’ve climbed
The best golfer’s black, the best rapper’s white and it’s about damn time
But we best beware, there’s a brand new fight, you see
And I hate to say we might be our own worst enemy
We watched Oklahoma sifting through the damage
And we watched a US President get caught
We watched shareholders watch their savings vanish
We all cried when we watched those towers fall
We lost Minnie Pearl, Ron Reagan and Sam I Am
We even lost Superman.
Expensive gas and free downloads
The dot-com boom, and reality shows
What’s gonna happen next is anybody’s guess
Satellite radio and hybrid cars
Hand-held computers and a trip to Mars
It’s all become a part of who we are
In the last ten years.
In the last ten years
We lost George Harrison, John Paul and June Carter-Cash
Hell, we even lost Superman
Gonna miss you, Chris.
I find it amazing how powerful music can be. Sometimes listening to a great song is almost like tapping into a source of energy. Like I said before, this particular song is most effective when coming out of Kenny Rogers’ mouth. It’s quite touching. If you’ve heard it, let me know if you liked it as much as I did.