Expressed Through Somebody Else's Song

by - 2:59:00 PM

Since posting last night I have been thinking about how sometimes songs say everything you wish you could say, and more. How they speak to you at times.

For instance:

Since I've been up at school I introduce myself all the time. Needless to say, the first question after the name exchange is: Where are you from? Whenever I answer Preston, ID it is followed with one of two things: 1) Do you know [fill in the blank]? 2) Hey! isn't that where Napolean Dynamite was filmed?! Inevitably, once people get to know me it becomes the running joke that I'm from Preston. I don't know why...I find Preston a perfectly civilized place.

I love Preston; with all of my heart I love Preston. Here's my song for good ol' Ptown. This goes out to anyone who has picked on me for being from a small, hick town.

"It's where I learned about living, it's where I learned about love. It's where I learned about working hard and having a little was just enough. It's where I learned about Jesus, and knowing where I stand. You can take it or leave it, this is me--this is who I am. I feel no shame, I'm proud of where I came from, I was born and raised in the boondocks. One thing I know, no matter where I go--I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks." --Little Big Town "Boondocks"


One time I went to a work party. Everyone at my work is married, or has kids, or both. I went alone. This is fine; I love everyone at my work. They include me, I never feel left out...but, let's be honest. Sometimes it sucks being the "alone one."
This song has nothing to do with my life, but when I got in the car that night my radio literally played these words:
"You're never gonna be alone from this moment on. If you ever feel like letting go, I won't let you fall. When all hope is gone, I know that you can carry on. We're gonna see the world out, I'll hold you 'til the hurt is gone." --Nickelback "Never Gonna Be Alone"

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