Sunday, March 22, 2009

Late

I include music with my post for many reason - because music plays an important part of my life, because it gives me a reason to search out new music or go back to old favorites and because the lyrics do a much better job of expressing what I'm feeling than I will every be able to.


This weekend I stumbled across an old song from a long-time favorite that put into words many of the things I've been feeling lately.  Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Late for Your Life"

You've been saying for the longest time that the time has come
You've been talking like you're of a mind to get some changing done
Maybe move out of the city, find some quiet little town
Where you can sit out on your back porch step
And watch the sun go down
No one knows where they belong
The search just goes on and on and on
For every choice that ends up wrong
Another one's right
A change of scene would sure be great
The thought is nice to contemplate
But the question begs why would you wait
And be late for your life

Now you might never find that perfect town
But the sun still sets on a rooftop where the city 
Sounds like a Gershwin clarinet
And you might still be searching every face for one you can't forget
Love is out there in a stranger's clothes
You just haven't met him yet
No one knows where they belong
The search just goes on and on and on
For every day that ends up wrong
Another one's right
Call it chance or call it fate
Either one is cause to celebrate
Still the question begs why would you wait
And be late for your life


As I've listened to this song over and over again I find myself wondering about those 
changes I've been thinking about in my life, and more importantly wondering what I'm
waiting for.
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3 comments:

k8 said...

ugh jamie, i think we are leading parallel lives right now. amazing song. thanks for sharing.

Maggie's Mom said...

Oh, that makes me sad. I think you're life is great!

cindy : quaint said...

i love your music and find a lot of meaning in lyrics, too. have a nice weekend!

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