Eric Church - Can’t Take It With You
If I have a favorite song, this might be it.
Which, to be honest, is kinda embarrassing—that my favorite song is some lost track by a B-List pop-country star (with whom I am more than a little obsessed). But this song is the song that I could listen to on repeat, it’s the song I sing loudest to in the car, and it’s the song I put on at the end of a run when I need my legs to somehow keep going and get me home. I’ve listened to it a bajillion times (actually, according to my iTunes, just thousands, but that’s still a lot) over years and years, and every single time, I pretty much project whatever mood I’m in on the girl making her getaway. So, whenever I hear this dumb song, I see this fictional girl a different way. Sometimes she’s sad and crying, a lot of the time she’s real pissed and hellbent on getting out of there, but lately, she’s free as a fucking bird, and she’s got her sunglasses on and the window rolled down and her elbow out in the breeze and a good song on the radio turned up, and everything she could possibly need in that car with her, and she’s movin’, and fast, and it doesn’t even matter where she’s going. She’s just leaving the past behind, and she is everything she needs.
I’ve had this song on a lot lately, it having everything to do with all of the leaving and goodbyes that I have been doing over the past few months. And I guess I’m putting this stupid, embarrassing song up today as the Last Ever Morning Jam and the final piece of myself on this blog. Here it is, along with the fact that it’s my favorite song and my leaving song and I guess I just want to be sure that I don’t leave without putting this here, on my corner of the internet, as a thank you and as a farewell and as a reassurance that this blog has given me more than I could have ever, ever, ever hoped for. You have all been more than I could ever hope for. And it seems that I’m at a point where I’m on the move and I have everything I need and I am everything I need and I can’t leave enough gratitude here, not in one post and not in a million.
This blog, and being able to share myself with all of you, has been an incredible gift.
And they say you can’t take it with you when you go.
3 years ago
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