Weary Road Warrior  

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9/9/2006 1:00 am

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9/11/2006 11:00 am

Weary Road Warrior

Let me tell you...driving 6 hours down to Nashville for a two hour birthday party and then 6 hours back to West Virginia in the same day is about as much fun as sandpapering a bobcat's ass in a phone booth. It made my son's day that I was there. 'Nuff said.

One of the things I've gotten to really enjoy on the road is the outstanding quality of music on satellite radio. Trips like the one today give you a lot of time to reflect on music and for me music is pretty important. I got to thinking about different songs and how at different times in your life certain songs can really hit home...as if they were written with you specifically in mind. Right now Keith Urban's "You'll Think of Me" and Poison's "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" are that way for me.

They both take a back seat though to Bob Seger's "Against the Wind". For me that song is my life wrapped up in one tidy package. I suspect it may be that way for a lot of you thiry and forty-somethings as well. For me it wasn't Janey ...but insert your own name and take it from there.

It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playing low
And the secrets that we shared
The mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
'Til there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove
And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

Against the wind
We were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin'
Against the wind

The years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worryied about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searching
Searching for shelter again and again

Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter sgainst the wind

Well those drifter's days are past me now
I've got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out

Against the wind
I'm still runnin' against the wind
I'm older now but still runnin' against the wind
Well I'm older now and still runnin'
Against the wind
Against the wind
Against the wind

Still runnin'
I'm still runnin' against the wind
I'm still runnin'
I'm still runnin' against the wind
Still runnin'
Runnin' against the wind
Runnin' against the wind
See the young man run
Watch the young man run
Watch the young man runnin'
He'll be runnin' against the wind
Let the cowboys ride
Let the cowboys ride
They'll be ridin' against the wind
Against the wind ...

I'd be curious as to what songs you folks relate to...and why.

Time to turn in and enjoy the next three hours of sleep before I get up to go to work again. Damn... ain't this fun?

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