My theme song — Let’s Blog Off

This time around, the topic for Let’s Blog Off is “The song stuck in your head.”  Usually, we think of having a song stuck in our heads as a bad thing.  I think it can be a great thing.

After our daughter died, we knew we would view our lives through a new lens.  Shortly after the event, I first heard “Take a Back Road” by Rodney Atkins.  This song spoke to me at exactly the time I needed to find a new direction.

I realized I had been taking the freeway in my life way too often and needed to slow down and take in the scenery.  I also needed to see some new things and meet some new people.  I’ve talked about our travels over the past nine or ten months so I won’t rehash them here.

I’ve really taken this song to heart and often have it playing in my head.  I find it comforting, so this earworm can stay as long as it wants to.

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  • Joe Freenor

    It truly is amazing how music can make such an impact for better or worse, but mostly, I think, for better.

  • Raun Lauterbach

    Absolutely! What makes music so amazing is that it could be the lyrics, it could be the vocal abilities of the singers, or it could be the instruments that send the message.

  • Pat Eggleton

    Yes, I can understand that this would bring you comfort. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Eddie Bashaw

    Well I wish I could say I know and love that song but I’m not really that big into country music. However, the reason I moved out of Minneapolis was the rush hour traffic. Nice choice. 

  • Raun Lauterbach

    Thanks for stopping by, Pat!

  • Raun Lauterbach

    I wasn’t much of a fan but Liz listens to it a lot, so I’ve started to absorb it by proxy. I listen to a lot of different types of music, so it’s all good.