Saturday, August 27, 2005

S-s-l-l-o-o-o-w-w D-d-o-o-o-w-w-w-n-n-n

I was visiting another blogging friend Hanna today and was reminded how important it is to pause ... to breathe ... and to be mindful.

I'm reminded of a song by Jonny Lang, who is, - OK, shamelessly namedropping now but - my college basketball coach's nephew, who used to visit our basketball practices with his dad before he could even walk. My how time flies.

This is a great song that just happens to come on my car radio when I'm stopped at a red light whenever I need to remember this. Here are the lyrics:

"Red Light"

You sing a song
While sitting at a red light
You think of home
While sitting at a red light

Too slow to roll
Put your life on hold
An open path
With nowhere to go
You start to wonder
While sitting at a red light

You can run a red light
Give up at a red light
You break the mold
When running through the tolls
Speeding through your whole life

A chance to breathe
While sitting at a red light
You look around
reflecting on your life

A chance to think
Am I drinkning too much
Should I keep going
Lose the life that I love
A second glance
When coming to a red light

You can run a red light
Give up at a red light
You break the mold
When running through the tolls
Speeding through your whole life

When things look low
You've gotta keep stong
Feet to the grass
You've gotta walk it off
The bows been tied
Too tight to laugh
Feet to the ground
You've gotta walk it off

You can run a red light
You can run a red light

You sing a song while sittin' at a red light.

3 Comments:

At 11:01 PM, Blogger Electricblue said...

thanks... i had to google to find the name of the singer, and this showed up...
great song.. the choir sang it during our graduation church service...
thanks.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Jodee said...

Electricblue:

I'm so glad you found me! Cool that the choir sang this song at your church! That must be a progressive church!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jodee

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger David said...

This song is the song of my life for the last two months. i have been in a funk.. unable to make real choices and know they are good. I listen to the words as Jonny sings my life. thank you for posting this.. it makes my life and what i am going through real..
thank you,
Charri

 

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