Over You like a Freight Train the Highway Don’t Care, but they’ll Shed Their Fear – You’re Gonna Miss This as I Walk The Line

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on March 25, 2013 · 19 comments

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Where on earth did the weekend go?  Seems like just yesterday was Friday – I apparently blinked Saturday and Sunday away.  At least with the arrival of Monday we also get to enjoy some great music – after all, music makes the world go ’round, right?  I know the actual phrase is love makes the world go ’round, but meh, semantics.

This week’s theme was chosen by one of our Spotlight Dancers, Amethyst Moon from Life, Music and Laughter who chose Blues – not necessarily Blues music, but songs that make you sing the blues (sad songs).  Don’t worry, I won’t make you cry too much.  Some of them are just goosebump-inducing, though I can’t promise there won’t be some misty-eyed moments.

Let’s start off with a country ballad written by a husband and wife team that is based on a personal experience by the husband as a teenager when his older brother was killed in a car accident.  According to his wife, she decided to record the song because of his emotional connection to the song – he couldn’t record it for himself or sing it onstage every night, but he would be honored for her to.

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The video shows Lambert walking through a wooded area during a light snow, before coming to a set of gravestones, where she proceeds to grieve over the loss of her loved one.  Before turning to leave, she places a watch on the grave.  Throughout the video, scenes of a white horse running among the trees are also included, as well as two small children playing, one of which eventually disappears.  That part got me.

Give a listen to Miranda Lambert with “Over You”:

Here’s Miranda Lambert’s poignant performance of the song at the ACM’s in 2012:

Next up is an artist who I found by searching for songs that caught my attention when watching a favorite show like Grey’s Anatomy.  This Portland based singer-songwriter is a musician whose passion for classical music gives her sound a modern yet timeless twist.  She is an artist who is not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, so it’s no wonder there’s a buzz around her new album since it’s an expressive and honest portrayal of personal tragedy.

Because this artist’s beloved Grandfather passed away while she was recording her new album, it became a passage for the release of pain, and a way of keeping her Grandfather’s memory alive.  Many of the songs on the album reflect the highs and lows of grief – the song I’ve chosen to share is a raw expression of the pain of loss, and oozes with agony and beauty. Subtle vocals and piano notes add to the emotion of the song, which stands out as the most exploratory and impressive number on the album.

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She doesn’t have an official music video of this song yet, but I found one that someone did a good job using clips from The Chronicles of Narnia.  Here’s Sara Jackson-Holman with “Freight Train”:

Next up is a brand new song just released this month by one of my favorite artists.  It’s actually a duet between the main artist plus another favorite, and a third artist is also featured with vocals and excellent guitar-work.  All three artists recorded their parts separately.  Bet your curiosity is up even more now, eh?

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Six years after she made a name for herself with a tune called “Tim McGraw,” Swift has joined forces with the country superstar on this wistful love song (which also features guest vocals from Keith Urban) from Tim McGraw’s latest album – though they’ve played live before, this is their first studio collaboration.

I was wondering when she would end up collaborating with him – after all, her very first hit single was her song about  Tim McGraw – it was inevitable for her to collaborate with  him, don’t you think?  While it’s not technically  a sad or blues song, it sort of is – it’s obviously open for interpretation because the lyrics confirm that while the highway don’t care, he/she does – but they’ve broken up, so… we’ll go with it for today’s theme just because it’s a cool new song.

Without further ado, here’s Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban with “The Highway Don’t Care”:

Next up is an amazing singer and musician who began playing piano at age 5, songwriting at 8 and playing guitar at 13.  At 19, she left Chile to attend music school in Boston where she wrote, produced and recorded her debut album, which was a blend of indie folk and lounge electronica – and hailed as “one of the top 50 albums of the year” by Rolling Stone Chile.  Pretty amazing, no?  Her voice and music have even been featured Ralph Lauren runway shows.

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I was introduced to her music by hearing it on a tear-jerker episode of Parenthood (for you Parenthood fans, it was when Kristina finally told her family about her cancer).  Here’s the amazing Yael Meyer with “Shed Their Fear”:

Next up is an artist who seems like such a nice guy right to the core.  This ballad is composed of three verses and a bridge, each section portraying an event in the life of an unnamed female character: being driven to school by her mother in the first verse, being visited at her apartment by her father in the second verse, and conversing with a plumber while her kids are misbehaving and making noise in the third verse.   In all three of the situations, the song’s other characters (the parents and the plumber) assure the central character that although she may not realize it, she will miss the various moments of her life.

I’m sure we can all relate.

One of the song’s writers came up with the central idea for this song one day while a repairman was working on his house.  His two children (ages two and four at the time; he has since had a third) were running around the house and stealing the repairman’s tools; after the song writer apologized, the repairman replied, “Don’t worry about it — I’ve got two babies, too.”  A song idea was born.

The artist who recorded it happens to be the father of five daughters and has said its message resonated with him.  After hearing this artist’s recording of the song, the song writer felt that he made it something more than it was (you know, even better).

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Here’s Trace Adkins with “You’re Gonna Miss This”:

Last, but certainly not least, since today happens to be my dad’s birthday (he’s 69 today – whoa!) I have to throw one more in here for him.  Growing up my dad had a reel-to-reel player that he was very proud of (one of his amazing garage sale finds, I think) and the only reel-to-reel tapes he had happened to be Johnny Cash.  At least that’s what I assume – since that’s all he ever played on that thing.  He would sing along (off-key) to every song.  Ahem. 

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So in honor of my dad’s birthday, here’s a song I fondly remembering him sing All. The. Time.  Here’s Johnny Cash with “I Walk The Line”:

Happy Birthday, Dad!  And to everyone else – have a great Monday!

 

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of March, our Honorary Co-Conductor, Naila Moon from Just the Stuff Ya Know.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

 

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APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!

 



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The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

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More awesome Monday Music Hops:

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More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

 

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1 Stephanie March 25, 2013 at 12:35 am

over you is one of my FAVORITE songs!!!!!!!!! great post :-) thanks for sharing
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2 Kim March 25, 2013 at 1:37 am

I’ve only heard Walk the Line – I’ll have to get around to the others when I can handle sad songs! Happy 4Ms!
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3 Dominique Goh March 25, 2013 at 2:08 am

Lovely selection of Music this MOnday.. all of them are new to me.
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4 Claire March 25, 2013 at 8:24 am

That Trace Adkins song just kills me; I cry every time I hear it!
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5 Cathy Kennedy March 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

This week, I’m doing a double dance with all of my 4M buds due to last week’s siesta with DH. More about that in an upcoming post! :)

I like the sound of Sarah Jackson-Holman and Yael Myers. Both ladies are new-to-me. So, I’m gonna have to listen to more of their tunes. As always, you put up country music gems for our listening pleasure.

It was great, great fun to dance with you and to share the co-host seat with you on Monday’s Music Moves Me, my friend!

6 stevebethere March 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

Nice post, most are new to me except Johnny Cash…I Walk The Line

Thanks for sharing have a fantabulosa week :-)
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7 Rorybore March 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

I like the Trace Adkins one — that’s a great message. one I try to remember every day.
The Man In Black joined me today too!! Happy Birthday to your dad!
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8 Danielle Royalegacy March 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

I love Johnny Cash. He is just one of the best performers. While I was checking out all of the Blues Brothers, I came across their rendition of Ghost Riders in the Sky. It just can’t compare to Johnny Cash’s version. Have a great day!
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9 artsnark March 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

As always lots of new music to me – thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great week
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10 Camille March 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I absolutely love “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Walk The Line.” Haven’t heard the others but listening to them now, thanks for sharing! And thanks for putting my button up. Hope you have a great week. :)
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11 Lynn March 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Good songs! I’m a Miranda Lambert fan and an all time Johnny Cash fan. I few of these songs I’ve never heard. Thanks for the sharing.
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12 xmasdolly March 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Yeah, but did you hear about Miranda Lambert & her hubby? They’re getting a divorce supposedly because of his cheating ways! WHAT A BUMMER! Chronicles of Narnia was a great movie, but I don’t remember this song in it. Gonna have to watch again. The next few songs are new to me, but at least they have a good beat. Oh boy, I haven’t heard Johnny Cash in forever. He’s a bit older here though, but that voice never changes. He sings when he talks or is it he talks when he sings. Fantastic! Great picks my friend as always!
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13 Unofficial Chart Blog March 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm

All excellent choices this week. Love em all. Happy Music Monday x
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14 Lucy March 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I love hanging out with you on Monday :) Happy Birthday to your Dad!!
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15 Colette S from JamericanSpice March 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm

The weekends always go quickly. Workday – snail.

Over you is a very good one to help someone grieving, but it would bring buckets of tears I would assume! But it’s always good to let it out.

The rest I’ve not heard. I guess now you know I rarely listen to sad ones eh.

These are really touching. I like stories behind them.

Have a blessed week Stacy. *HUGS*
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16 Hazel March 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

A husband and wife writing a country ballad together sounds so charming and beautiful to me. Love Freight Train!
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17 becca March 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm

great line up song you did awesome here
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18 Tough Cookie Mommy March 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Hi, Stacy. This looks like a lot of fun and I really enjoyed your playlist. Thanks for joining the Monday Mingle at Tough Cookie Mommy. I hope to see you back next week!
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