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Sounds Like Life To Me

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Studying a raspberry bush in Saskatchewan, Canada

It’s shameless, I know, using two of my grandsons in one of my posts here.  I took this photo two days ago while on a walk with the three boys of my middle child.  The walk took us down a few back lanes in the small prairie town in Saskatchewan where I live.  I had the boys look at all kinds of things including rocks, wood, flowers, dead spruce cones and a dead bird using magnifying glasses.  I had them pretend that they were scientists looking for answers to unknown questions.  There seemed to be an absence of rules, and a surplus of curiosity.

Today the boys return to their home in America with their mother, making their way through a region where flooding waters have caused temporary road detours.  The road conditions have improved so they are expecting to be home later this evening.  I will be taking care of a few things such as a medical check up so that I can renew my prescription for allergy meds, as well as getting checked for new eyeglasses.  Nothing much other than life as it happens without thought of psychology or the journey.

Sometimes, it is just about being present, warts and all, just living and that’s okay.  I guess one could say, “It sounds like life to me.”  Below, the lyrics to a song that says it well.

Got a call last night from an old friend’s wife
Said I hate to bother you
Johnny Ray fell off the wagon
He’s been gone all afternoon
I know my buddy so I drove to Skully’s
And found him at the bar
I say hey man, what’s going on
He said I don’t know where to start

Sarah’s old car’s about to fall apart
And the washer quit last week
We had to put momma in the nursing home
And the baby’s cutting teeth
I didn’t get much work this week
And I got bills to pay
I said I know this ain’t what you wanna hear
But it’s what I’m gonna say

(Chorus)
Sounds like life to me it ain’t no fantasy
It’s just a common case of everyday reality
Man I know it’s tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk you’re caught up in some tragedy
It sounds like life to me

Well his face turned red and he shook his head
He said you don’t understand
Three kids and a wife depend on me
And I’m just one man
To top it off I just found out
That Sarah’s 2 months late
I said hey bartender set us up a round
We need to celebrate

(Chorus)
Sounds like life to me plain old destiny
Yeah the only thing for certain is uncertainty
You gotta hold on tight just enjoy the ride
Get used to all this unpredictability
Sounds like life

Man I know its tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk you’re caught up in some tragedy
Sounds like life to me
Sounds like life

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Written by Robert G. Longpré

June 23, 2011 at 6:57 am

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  1. That’s life indeed. Cool lyrics. I’m not a big fan of country music but they do come up with some real pearls of wisdom 🙂

    Cedric

    June 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    • I have to say that for the most part country music is not a favorite genre for myself as well. But, in spite of my “attitude” towards that music form, there are some good lyrics to be found. It’s been a while, Cedric and I am glad that you have again found time for comment here. Thanks.

      rgl

      June 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm

  2. I don’t think I’ve missed any of your posts though my life at the moment is very much like a country music song and leaves me little time for myself. Such is life right? I’m sure the good times will come round again. They’ll be coming round the mountain when they do. No doubt. LOL.

    In any case, know that I’ll always be an avid reader even if I don’t always comment.

    Cedric

    June 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm


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