What a poet. His songs are beautiful tributes to events in his life and quite often his songs would translate into my own life as well.
Among my favorites, A Better Place To Be, Mr. Turner,and Taxi to name just a few.
But my favorite has to be Story of a Life. My husband and I always related most to this song. It's about a man who sees himself as traveling the world and writing about all the exotic places he's seen and people he will meet. But his life goes in a totally different direction. He always felt he was missing something until he realized what a great life he has, with a woman he loves. And that is the story of his life.
It's sort of like that saying "Life is what happens while your making other plans."
But the words are just so beautiful.
So what brought all this on you all are asking? I don't know. I had to drive up to Conneaut today to take my brother his truck. So I just grabbed a bunch of Cd's to listen to and that was one of them.
Also,my friend's husband passed away this weekend. I stopped at the funeral home on the way up to the lake. This is one of my friends who was really there for me when my husband died and I was feeling really bummed.
So I am driving up I79 with the music blasting. Singing this song at the top of my lungs.
And when he gets to the part when he realizes she's the story of his life, I always cry.
And then I thanked God Flo and I had husbands in our lives who thought we completed their story.
Unfortunately it was a short story, but their story none the less. And as nuts and Flo and I are, we were the story of Donny and Dan's Life, as they were ours.
I can see myself it's a golden sunrise
And all the towns that you walk through
So you settle down and the children come
And all your dreams of open spaces
So every chance you take don't mean a thing.
Now sometimes words can serve me well