Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why I love my dad so much

I sent my "Check Yes or No" blog to my dad last night...this was his response in email today:

Hi Cheryl..... Nice George Strait he's a throw back to the "ole" Country...he just recently passed Conway Twitty for the most no one country hits which was 56. Check out "Murder on Music Row" with Alan Jackson ..That tells it all in a song.  Keep on listening to the good stuff....check Yes or No. Love Dad 

Do you not see why I love this man?  Shit, he's the best.

So, I went to YouTube to watch "Murder on Music Row" and found a version by George Strait and Alan Jackson...saweet.  After you watch and read, you'll see what I mean, dad is ALWAYS right about the lyrics to country music.  This song does say it all.  Listening to it and thinking about why my dad loves it make me teary (yes, I know...I'm in touch with my emotions).  Hope, on some level, you feel the same way....or at least see the perspective from a real musician.

And, of course, the lyrics:

Nobody saw them running
From 16th Avenue
They never found the fingerprints
Or the weapon that was used
But someone killed country music
Cut out its heart and soul
They got away with murder
Down on music row
The almight dollar
And the lust for worldwide fame
Slowly killed tradition
And for that, someone shouldhang ("Ahh, you tell 'em Alan")
They all say "Not Guilty!"
But the evidence will show
That murder was committed
Down on music row
For the steel guitars no longer cry
And the fiddles barely play
But drums and rock 'n' roll guitars
Are mixed up in your face
Ol' Hank wouldn't have a chance
On today's radio
Since they committed murder
Down on music row
They thought no one would miss it
Once it was dead and gone
They said no one would buy them ol'
Drinkin' and cheatin' songs ("Oh, but I still buy 'em")
Well there ain't no justice in it
And the hard facts are cold
Murder's been committed
Down on music row
Why they even tell the Possum
To pack up and go back home
There's been an awful murder
Down on music row

1 comment:

  1. Tell your Dad he's invited to Mexico next year.