R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A.


If you know anything about me at all, you know that I love music. My husband and I share this common interest. In fact, one of our first memorable dates was attending a concert together…       R.E.O. Speedwagon. It was General Admission and late November 1982. We wiggled and worked our way up through the shoulder to shoulder crowd until we were close to the stage. How I remember the feeling that came over me as the band magically made all parts come together to create this thing called music! I was awestruck at the thought of how music can move you to a place you have never been before. It wasn’t about the band..the lights…the smoke…and wasn’t even about the large crowd of people who engulfed me. I was among many but I felt as though I was the only one in the room. Just me and the music!

My husband and I recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We still enjoy music together and have been attending concerts every year for the past 30 years. This blog is my attempt to take a handful of those bands and put their music on paper. The words in italic will be a song title from a band we have seen.

Hello,

It’s September and Late in the Evening. Clocks are ticking Minute by Minute. Time seems to be Slip Sliding Away, as I Go Backback to the Glory Days. Wonderful, are the thoughts of My Life, in a Small Town. A place where I’ve seen All Good People. People with a Heart of Gold. A place of No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems…A place of dirt roads and Dust in the Wind. That Was Yesterday. I leave those memories Blowin’ in the Wind. There comes a time when you have to move on and Go Your Own Way. The World I Know ...Right Here, Right Now…is In The City, Where The River Flows and The Space Between  Is Ever The Same…Blue Sky and Rain.

Don’t Blink. Days Go By, Like a Rolling Stone. The Better Life could pass you by Like the Speed of Sound. “Opportunities of Better Days,”  you will say,  “I Missed Again!” Ain’t That a Shame to Surrender your Dreams like Paper in Fire.

Sometimes, Life in the Fast Lane…and going through the Roundabout can be CrazyThoughts become Jaded and Double Vision sets in with no one to Fix U. Living on the Edge and Hysteria are one in the same. We Duck and Run. It’s like we’re always walking Two Steps Behind. We can be so Out of Touch. It’s all like a Candle in the Wind…I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues.

But I don’t want to Be Like That. Won’t Get Fooled Again!

Against All Odds, we can have the Better Life. No more Charlie Brown Syndrome!  So…for my Peace of Mind...I Don’t Look Back. I will Stand Back away from the Landslide when it comes Crumblin’ Down. Some people may think I’m old.  I think I’m just broken in.  I’m not old…just older.  No one can understand how Precious Time is, more than me. 

What if?  What if, You and Me, could just say “Abracadabra,” and POOF…we were Invincible? In all Honesty, that’s not going to happen. We live in the Real World.  So I will let go of What I Can Not Change. I will Keep The Faith and Roll With the Changes. I will Keep Pushin’.

I know Commitment isn’t Easy..but I Won’t Back Down!

I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore…but it’s More Than a Feeling… It’s URGENT!  I Don’t Want to Wait! I want the Best of Both Worlds. I want that Peaceful Easy Feeling. I want to explore The Great Wide Open…Where Eagles Fly. 

IT’S TIME FOR ME TO FLY!

So I need to Listen!  Listen to the music in my heart. What is my Passion? Do I reach for the Shooting Star? YES! I will Never Say Never! The Silver, Blue and Gold is mine. I have a Reason to Believe. I am Working On a Dream…and Dreams are Made in America. My mind captures the Photograph as I’m Free…Free Fallin’….Like A Free Bird…. Hey, Hey, My, My..Out of the Blue….

Behind My Blue Eyes…I Can See for Miles and Miles…It’s a Beautiful Day! I’m Alive!

It’s time to Shine. I Gotta Be Somebody,  So…I Don’t StopI Dream On!!!

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Life’s Been Good to Me So Far…So When the Sun Goes Down, I will Always Keep the Faith by Living on a Prayer.

In closing, I leave you with this………..

Be like the Iris; the flower which means rainbow. Reach for the Dreams that will reach from heaven to earth and back again. Be all that You Are and ever will be. Be Forever Young in heart for These are the Best of Times. You were Born To Run…so, Long May You Run to reach your Desires. And With Every Breath You Take…Patiently Wait...Wait for those Fields of Gold.

Someone once said,

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want; But If You Try Sometime, You Just Might Find…You Get What You Need”

You may not have FAME, but you can be HEROESJust for one day!  It All Comes Down to You. As we go our Separate Ways, life will give you Changes but Don’t Stop Believin’!

BonJovi

BonJovi

For the Circle of Life and all it’s Mysterious Ways are like Magnet and Steel. Go for your Dreams!

Until next time.

Keep on Rockin’ ….Keep Dancin’ On the Ceiling!

                      Laura

P.S.  Penny For Your Thoughts…

Handful of Memories

Handful of Memories

Rock Bands/Artists from songs above in no particular order: Collective Soul, Goo Goo Dolls, Allman Brothers, MatchBox Twenty, Sammy Hagar, Doobie Brothers, Daughtry, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Steve Miller Band, Nickle Back, Phil Collins, The Fray, Lionel Ritchie, Leann Rimes, Paula Cole, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie, Sting, Genesis, Pearl Jam, U2, Bryan Adams, Hall & Oats, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Melloncamp, Bruce Springsteen (The Boss), Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Kansas, ColdPlay, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Elton John, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, Foreigner, BonJovi, The Eagles, Def Leppard, Boston, Pat Benatar, Yes, Styx, Steve Miller Band, Dave Matthews Band, 3 Doors Down, Creed, REO Speedwagon, Paula Cole

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