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Here are some songs I was really loving this summer (when I first thought of doing a “Music Monday” post):
“But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand…”
Speaking of feeling free….this song does the same thing for me, and is perfect for summer-time…
“Gonna buy me a ticket to the end of the line
Wanna feel the air, breathe the countryside
As long as those wheels keep rollin’, I’ll be satisfied
Gonna ride, ride, ride…”
And speaking of summer-time songs, this one just puts me at ease…
“Mind on a permanent vacation
The ocean is my only medication
Wishing my condition ain’t ever gonna go away…”
5. Take Me Back Sweet Anna Lee, Spirit Family Reunion
How could I not love a song with the name Annalee? Of course, I am a little partial, but this song is AMAZING. It’s exactly “my kind of music,” whatever that means. We’ve been having a good time jamming out to this one with our own little Annalee and she loves to stomp and clap along.
6. Closer Walk with Thee, The Avett Brothers
A gospel song that has been done by everyone from Willie Nelson to Patsy Cline, I am currently OBSESSED with this version of “Closer Walk with Thee” from my boys. I am SO happy I got to see them perform this song live in Blacksburg this fall. I listen to it on repeat and I can’t stop coming back to these lines:
“Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.”
Something about those words just takes the weight of the world off my shoulders. It’s okay to falter, it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to fall down. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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