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#199102 - 01/11/08 08:55 PM Startin' with Me
AndyJB2005 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 1242
Loc: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Boy can I relate to this song. I'm not ashamed to say this song makes me cry every time -- and I'm not a huge crier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6uk6W3TVPU

Startin' with Me
By: Jake Owen.

I had a one night stand with my best friend's baby sister
And to this day he still won't speak to me
I pawned my grandpaís old guitar in college
For a case of beer and a tank of gasoline
I took a swing at my old man one Christmas
I never dreamed that it would be his last
I wish mom had rung my neck
When she caught me with those cigarettes
Which reminds me, Iím down to my last pack

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didnít make no sense at all
Iíd be living a little higher on the hog
If only Iídíve known
That later on down the road
Iíd look back and not like what I see
Iídíve changed a lot of things
Startiní with me

I called my brother everything I could think of
The night he wouldnít bail me out of jail
I lost a job most folks Ďround here would die for
By laying out all night and raising hell
And I let a woman that I love slip through my fingers
Chalk another dumb move up to my foolish pride
I wasn't there standiní by the bed
When the preacher bowed his head
With the family, the day my grandma died

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didnít make no sense at all
Iíd be living a little higher on the hog
If only Iídíve known
That later on down the road
Iíd look back and not like what I see
Whoa, Iídíve changed a lot of things
Startiní with me

If only Iídíve known
That later on down the road
Iíd look back and not like what I see
Whoa, Iídíve changed a lot of things
Startiní with me
Startiní with me

_________________________
Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words. -- Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)

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#199161 - 01/12/08 09:40 AM Re: Startin' with Me [Re: AndyJB2005]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Andy,

That's a powerful song with great lyrics - that's for sure. But unfortunately we can't go back and change what is past. All we can do is start from where we are right now.

But that's already challenge enough, isn't it? If we can reclaim our present and future that will already be a great achievement. We can blame ourselves for the past all we want, but nothing will change that past. Maybe it's better to concentrate on taking responsibility for where we are now and trying to do things better from now on.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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