Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lyrical Attraction

Music has been an integral part of my life from the time I was very little. My dad owns hundreds of albums and 45s that he played over and over. Jumping on the bed while singing ruled my 6 year old world as the king of all pass times. Over the years, I've listened to and learned to love a little bit of everything. But I am typically attracted to music complimented by a bit of lyrical genius. The words matter to me.

Here's a relatively new song by a country artist names Kacey Musgraves. This is an example of a song that I believe excels in the lyrics department. In other words, I love it.

"Same hurt in every heart.
Same trailer, different park.
Mama's hooked on Mary Kay.
Brother's hooked on Mary Jane.
Daddy's hooked on Mary two doors down.
Mary, Mary quite contrary.
We get bored, so, we get married
Just like dust, we settle in this town.
On this broken merry go 'round and 'round and 'round we go
Where it stops nobody knows
and it ain't slowin' down.
This merry go 'round."

1 comment:

Patti Day said...

Love that song too!