there’s a God Who Listens Doing Life With Me as a Problem Child, and will Cover Me In Sunshine!

Monday has arrived, the final Monday of February – for technically being a ‘short’ month, this one has been extraordinarily long, since it’s been so darn busy! Looks like this week will be the busiest week of all – but the best way to kick off such a crazy week is with music, right? Monday does mean music! This week is a freebie week, so feel free to grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, won’t you?

Let’s start with a new song from one of my favorite artists, who collaborated with another favorite artist for this song. When asked about the ‘why’ he partnered up with the other artist, his response explains it all:

“This was my first time sitting down with Thomas. We were writing together for his Christmas album last year, and he said, “I’ve got this idea that I’d love for us to think about.” It was me, Thomas, Ashley Gorley and David Garcia. I mean, if you can’t write a good song with those guys, you just need to quit first of all. And secondly, Thomas just said that he’d heard his pastor say that the difference maker in who we worship is that we are praying to a God who listens.

He said that really meant something to him. So immediately that lyric came, “I’m not just hoping, I’m not just wishing. I know I’m praying to God who listens.” We really tried to paint a picture of that: of this grandness, this greatness, this all powerful and untouchable — you would think — God and yet he still draws close to us and still hears what’s in our hearts. That is an incredible thing to contemplate and to think about throughout all of your life. And so I think that’s the and core of this song.”

Here’s Chris Tomlin featuring with “God Who Listens”:

Next up is a reflective acoustic ballad where this artist expresses gratitude for those who stuck by him through thick and thin during his musical journey. In this song, he admits he can be difficult company.

It ain’t easy puttin’ up with / A road dog with a cup with / A little Jack in it

He is thankful for those loyal family, friends, band, road crew and fans, who could easily have walked away.

Am I livin’ givin’ thanks for the ships I never sank? / Every big, every little in the everyday things / The notes and the words in the songs I sing / To the ones doin’ life with me

He’s especially grateful to his music publisher wife, Katherine Blasingame, whom he married on January 8, 2008 and has stayed with him ever since.

Coulda easily said goodbye to / This runaway train you’re tied to / I know I don’t get it / Baby, how you roll with it

The gentle, vulnerable tune is one of 28 songs the artist and his band recorded in early 2020 during a marathon writing session in a rural North Carolina cabin.

Give a listen to Eric Church with “Doing Life With Me”:

Next up is a brand new song from one of my favorite bands – I couldn’t find any actual information about it, but man, the lyrics really hit home, being that I grew up as an unwanted child and even in adulthood I still remain in the shadow of the siblings who were actually wanted. Sometimes it’s really a lonely existence being in the for sure.

Get ready for goosebumps, here’s Little Big Town with “Problem Child”:

Last, but certainly not least, this favorite artist released a duet with her 9-year old daughter. How cool is that?!

The artist and her daughter spend time together on a farm riding horses and collecting chicken eggs in the clip.

Cover me in sunshine / Shower me with good times / Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning / And everything’ll be alright / Cover me in sunshine

Without further ado, here’s the inimitable P!nk and Willow Sage Hart with “Cover Me In Sunshine”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! I’ll see you on the dance floor, keeping that social distancing – hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy.

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

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

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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About StacyUncorked

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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6 thoughts on “there’s a God Who Listens Doing Life With Me as a Problem Child, and will Cover Me In Sunshine!

  1. Stacy,

    It breaks my heart that you felt unwanted. I wonder if those feeling are just an extension of your insecurities as a kid. I believe that to be the cause of many of my childhood feelings of being not being pretty or smart enough. I never felt like I was unwanted but I did feel like I wasn’t the favored child even though I was the first born as well the first grandchild of my maternal grandparents. I always felt like my baby brother was the star of the show. I was loved by everyone but still something triggered those emotions. These days those feelings do not hang over me. I discount them as things not accurately remembered. This sentiment applies when words (perhaps actions) fade but the feeling remains is true for each of us. We have to see past the feelings to seek the truth. I’m sure you were very much wanted but it’s hard to distinguish this when one is competing for the attention of your parents with other siblings including a twin brother. It’s difficult to not feel like you’re invisible or alone. I hope you don’t feel this way today. Thanks for sharing your song collection with us today. I enjoyed each one, especially Chris Tomlin’s “God Who Listens”. Have a boogietastic week, my dear! XX

  2. Simply awesome playlist. I think a lot of us experience times when we feel under appreciated. It seems like no one pays any attention to what we have to say in any conversation. We can rest assured that the Creator of the universe is thrilled to hear from us and listens to every syllable that we speak to Him. I loved the first song today and I consider Little Big Town the country version of the Mamas & Papas from the sixties. Their harmonies are flawless. Have a blessed day.

  3. That Little Big Town song was it…dare I use this overused word – awesome? It really stirred up emotions in me, and in the audience, too (obvious when the camera panned them). It’s a terrible thing to feel unloved. We all have something to give to the world we live in. The other song I really enjoyed was “Cover Me in Sunshine”. It was precious!

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