The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 17

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A Song That Describes You.

Here are the staff picks:

Leeann Ward: “Lord, I Hope This Day is Good” – Don Williams

There might be a song that technically describes me better than this one, but this is the song that perfectly describes how I feel each morning before I start my day. I don’t know why, but I relate to it on a guttural level.

Dan Milliken: “Get Me Through December” – Natalie MacMaster with Alison Krauss

Her heart has grown cold, her love stored away. But she hungers to feel that love again, and wanders the world in search of things to rekindle it, even as she knows that some types of peace can only come from within. Now she’s anticipating another season of dragging herself through the doldrums, her feelings ever unsettled; but she still holds onto some kind of faith, some hope for tomorrow. All she wants is a good reboot, another chance to set her course a little righter. “Just get me through December,” she pleads, “so I can start again.”

Tara Seetharam: “If You Ever Have Forever in Mind” – Vince Gill

As most of you know by now, I connect with music via melody and vocal performance more so than via lyric. Though I’ve yet to identify with the story of this song, the first time I heard it, I remember thinking it immediately felt like “home” – like I had found an extension of myself in the song. it just…fits me.

Kevin Coyne: “Rocking Horse” – Sara Evans

That’s how I live my life. I’m not wired to do it any other way.



28 Comments on The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 17

  1. I had to ask my sister what song describes me, since I couldn’t think of any, and she picked Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That.” I suppose that’s open to a few different interpretations, but I think it suits me pretty well. I’m not making a case for my “countryness,” but I’m proud to be one who appreciates good country music when not many people of my age group do, and in a way, “A Little More Country Than That” reflects that sentiment for me.

    Love “Rockin’ Horse” by the way :)

  2. “Like It’s A Bad Thing” – Gary Allan

    “I don’t know about you, but I was put here to live and love. So what if I don’t do it like everybody else does?”

  3. At this time in my life I’m Gonna have to go with Don Williams “Lord Have Mercy On a Country Boy.” I jumped into buying a house in town and now I’m trying to sell it so I can build out on my grandpaps farm where I belong. The song describes me to a T!

  4. “As Good as I Once Was,” Toby Keith

    This song came out not too long after I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which has had a tremendously negative impact on my life. I can’t really do much of any of the things I used to do, but every now and again I come up with a good day. (I don’t throw a few back anymore, though, and I haven’t been in a fight since I was a kid.)

  5. I’d probably have to say “I’m Not Dead” by P!nk. I can relate to a lot of songs, but that one always seems to put my life in perspective every time I hear it.

  6. Potter’s Wheel – John Denver…’take a little clay, throw it on a wheel, get a little taste of how God must feel’…

  7. “I Can’t Dance” by Tom T Hall

    My wife would say Tom T wrote the song about me:

    I can’t dance – I never could, I guess my feet don’t match
    I’ve been thinking ’bout dancing with you, but I’m afraid of hurtin’ my back
    I don’t know what you’re doing but I like everything you do
    Just for a little bit baby I’d come out and dance with you

    But I can’t dance and I’m feeling so blue
    Some of us can and some of us can’t and some of us wish that we could dance
    I can’t dance and I guess I’m just one of the unfortunate few
    Just for a little bit, baby, I’d come out and dance with you

  8. Last year it could have been “When I’m 64” by the Beatles. Now that I have my medicare card, I’ll have to go with “I just Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore”. I love the 4th verse:

    Well, I went to the Doctor for my annual medical exam
    Stood there in the buff, suddenly he said “MAN”
    I said “What is it Doc, some fatal disease, I just gotta know the score”
    He said “No, you just don’t look good naked anymore.”

    The song was written by Sheb Wooley of “Purple People Eater” fame and Dick Feller. It’s been recorded by: Ben Colder; LeRoy Mack; The VW Boys;
    Fantastic Shakers; Rita Schneider; Dale Pridgeon;
    Stan Boreson; Tex & Mary Schutz; Dick Feller. I like the first one I ever heard by Dale Pridgeon.

  9. Tricky question! I think maybe the song that best describes me is something like “So Small” – I’m constantly looking back at things in my life, and going “That wasn’t that hard!” I guess that’s just growing up really.

  10. George Strait’s “The King of Broken Hearts”.

    While love the lyrics of the song in general it’s the first verse that relates to me most:

    “The king of broken hearts doesn’t ask much from his friends
    And he has quite a few of them
    They know he will understand
    That’s just the way it goes”

    As well as the line:
    “He can smile while he’s crying inside”

    I’ve been doing a bit too much of that lately :P

  11. When I was in college, I was a very poor student, since there is very little I can apply myself to for a sustained amount of time without becoming burnt out.

    One of my favorite songs from that dark period, due to its (relative) subversiveness and how well it squared with my limited bass range, was “The Bunny Song” with the original lyrics from (IIRC) the third Veggie Tales video, “Rack, Shack, and Benny”.

    One time, near the end of a semester, when my failure in nearly every class was assured, I was at my electric piano (which I’d managed to find room for in my cramped dorm room) banging out a version of that song, and singing such lyrics as:

    The bunny, the bunny, oh, I love the bunny.
    I don’t love my mom or my dad, just the bunny.


    I don’t want my buddies to come out and play,
    I’ll just sit on my sofa, eat bunnies all day.
    I won’t go to church, and I won’t go to school.
    That stuff is for sissies, but bunnies are cool.

    My roommate was a fan of novelty groups like Moxy Fruvous, Da Vinci’s Notebook, and They Might Be Giants, so he had no complaint with the juvenile nature of the song, but noting the similarities between the song’s lyrics and the cavalier way I lived my own life (and still do, for that matter), he looked at me in disgust and said that my life was infected with that song.

  12. “Travelin’ Thru” by Dolly Parton,

    I think the lyrics express what everyone looks for in life, a yearning to understand their place in the world, and what they are meant to do. It’s quite a brilliant song.

  13. I don’t know what it is now but back when I lived in my small home town it was Kellie Pickler’s “Small Town Girl”. We didn’t have a Walmart but whenever we drove to town, driving around the walmart is what we did! :)

  14. I guess Sara Evans’ “I Keep Looking” would fit me, because I’m hardly ever satisfied with what I’ve got and always wishing I had what someone else has.

  15. “Bigger Than My Body” – John Mayer

    Every lyric of this song describes my life. I’m bigger than my scrawny body gives me credit for. I’d go down in a flame if you’d remember my name.

  16. As there is pretty much no other place that I feel more at home at…

    I LOVE L.A.–Randy Newman

  17. “Fighter”- Christina Aguliera.

    I’ve been through a lot in my life, and this one always reminds me that I don’t have the desire to give up.

  18. I Hate Everything, by George Strait…….No, I kid, I kid, but I really can’t think of anything.

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