15 October 2008

Helping me cope

I heard one of Kenny Chesney’s new songs today on No Shoes Radio (channel 18 on XM). It’s called “I’m Alive” and he collaborated with Dave Matthews on the arrangement. As many of you could tell from yesterday’s blog entry, my heart is hurting right now and when this happens, I find that a few good songs help get me through the most agonizing moments. “I’m Alive” is one of the songs I will be listening to on repeat when I get his new album on Friday. The lyrics are empowering and tell a great story (I included them below). “Womanizer” by Britney Spears is another song I identified as a good “break up” song, especially because my dear ex is such a cad.

"I’m Alive"
So damn easy to say that life's so hard
Everybody's got their share of battle scars
As for me, I'd like to thank my lucky stars that I'm alive and well...
It'd be easy to add up all the pain
And all the dreams you sat and watched go up in flames
Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain
But not me...I'm alive
And today you know that's good enough for me
Breathin' in and out's a blessing can't you see
Today's the first day of the rest of my life and I'm alive
And well...I'm alive and well
The stars are dancin' on the water here tonight
It's gonna fall a soul when there's not a soul in sight
This boat has caught its wind and brought me back to life now I'm alive and well

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