Monday, February 22, 2010

A ray of sunshine

OK, I had this whole fabulous post about snow with pics and everything. And I lost it. So. Screw it. On to another subject. Oh, and as part of my solution to the previous posts...Miss Grace reminded me about parental controls. I'm so slow sometimes.

I've always loved music. Always. And I've always had a few bands that just rocked my little world. But. Nothing has ever made me as happy as Blue October. I found them at a time in my life when I was a little down. Depressed. They have a song for every situation, every mood I have. And really, how can I resist that face?

But last March when they released their latest CD, Approaching Normal, there was one song that just blew me away. See, that's when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. And I needed an anthem in a bad way. Because with the right soundtrack, I can deal with anything. They delivered. Jump Rope (lyrics below). It set my attitude. It reminded me on a daily basis that things suck, but I can deal with it. Make the choice to deal. The end. No moping, no pity party. Well, maybe a pity party here or there. But they had to be short.

And that's when I decided if they EVER came close to B'ham, I was going.

So I'm going.

To Atlanta, GA. On April 7, a friend and I are going for a girl's night out. Tickets purchased, hotel booked. It's something fun to look forward to - and it came at the perfect time!

Here is a link to the song on Youtube...

Remember how you used to say
You couldn't wait till tomorrow for a brand new day?
And no fuss when you had to ride the bus
You just add a little blush
To paralyze your school crush

Now you're older and the weight is on your shoulder
Make the world a little colder
No more hiding in the old day
Be strong
Don't you give up hope
It will get hard
Life's like a jump rope

Up, downUp, downUp, downUp, down, yeah
'Cause it will get hard
Remember life's like a jump rope
Up, downUp, downUp, downUp, down, yeah
It will get hard
'Cause it will get hard

There'll be a bump and there will be a bruise
There'll be alarms and there will be a snooze
There'll be a path that you will have to choose
There'll be a win and there will be a lose and
You gotta hold your head up high and
Watch all the negative go by
Don't ever be ashamed to cry
You go ahead
'Cause life's like a jump rope

I want to tell you that everything will be okay
That everything will eventually turn itself to gold
So keep pushing through it all
Don't follow, lead the way
Don't lose yourself or your hope
'Cause life's like a jump rope

You stomp your feet so hard you make it pound
Raise the bottom to the top
And now we're never coming down
Up, down, stomp your feet spin around
Clap hands to the rhythm
Then you slip down


  1. Still loving this! Life knows just when to test you and just when to throw you a bone...DOESN'T IT???

    Love you!

  2. Like the new blog!! TOO CUTE!! (and I am glad to see you back!) I totally understand about music! It can reach right in and grip your heart. I am so excited you will get to see the Blue October LIVE!! ~

    Now Remember ~ when they get to "YOUR SONG" stand up and sing your soul out!! I hope you have an amazing time.

    BTW ~ Have you heard Melissa Etheridge's I Run for Life? It is crazy good!

    I LOVE THE HELL OUTTA HER!! She has several songs that have rocked my world:

    I run for life
    Angels Would Fall
    I'm the Only One
    This is not good-bye (This song got me through my G'Mother's passing.....) Wow, I think you inspired me ~ I may have to go blog about music too! (SMILE)!

    I am so happy you found a song that got you through ~ but always know it was more than that song ~ it was your strong will (even on the bad days) and the love and prayers of those who care for you. Be well...Be at Peace....and enjoy the hell outta that concert!! ~ Maggie Beth!!

  3. Just saw this - thought you may want to 'visit' the Cullen's house - it is for sale....