Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just One Day

A week ago I received the newly released Better Than Ezra CD, Paper Empire. I love these guys and was thrilled to get some new stuff from them. The main singer/songwriter, Kevin Griffin is just gifted. I love his voice, his music and his lyrics are just AWESOME, he's a poet. One of the songs is called, Just One Day. I have been playing it over and over again because I love the music but I love the lyrics and they have got me to thinking, and that can be a dangerous thing. I haven't been able to find them on the Internet so I listened and typed, stopping and starting until I had them down:

Just One Day by Kevin Griffin - Better Than Ezra

If you could change your choices that you made
Would you do it, today
If you could spin the world the other way
Could you do it, on faith
If time, could stand still
What would you do
What would you say
If everyone you love came back for just one day
How would it feel, if every dream came real
And all the scars you had fade away
For just one day
Imagine all the times that you could take back
What would you have done differently
Thoughts in your head you never said
A heart that you broke and left for dead
If all the pain you had could be released
How life flies by
What would you do
What would you say
If everyone you love came back for just one day
Then how would it feel if every dream came real
And all the scars you had fade away
For just one day and a night
All the good times and the fights
All the take and the give
All the moments that we never got to live
What would you do
What would you say
If everyone you love came back for just one day
How would it feel
If every dream came real
And all the scars you had fade away
For just one day


The words about changing the choices you've made in your life would you do it, turn back time so to speak. For me, no I would not change. I think I have made the right choices in my life. That is, I have taken the paths that were right for me. I'm happy! Then it goes on to talk about if everyone you love came back for just one day. That is something I have seriously thought about. I would love for my Granddaddy to come back, just one day to see my life. He was an awesome man but he was also an old fashioned man who did not see me going to college, or amounting to much more than a married woman with children. I would want him first to see the success that The Hubby and I have made with our business. We have exceeded all our expectations in our business and I'm very proud of the hard work we have put in to our livelihood. And, yes I did go to college and finishing was sort of to prove to him I was a smart girl too. I also know he was not too keen at first when we told him we were expecting our first child. He wanted us to wait a bit. He never got to see that child because he died 3 months before she was born. After his death, I found out that he was absolutely overjoyed at the prospects of a great-grandchild. He had a coffee can in a cabinet that he dropped his change into every afternoon when he came in from his real estate office. That little coffee can was given to me after her birth by my granny. In that can was close to $300 that I started investing immediately and it became the beginning of her college fund. She received her masters in December. So, yes, as the lyrics state I would have that dear man here for just one day to see how our lives turned out. I think he would be proud of us, our girls, and our lives.

3 comments:

Char said...

sooo beautiful

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a lovely post.
I wish my dad could return, if only for a day....to see his beautuful great grandchildren and despite never knowing him, tell stories of him constantly. That love was passed from his granddaughter, and it makes me smile every time she speaks of him, despite only having met him for short periods in her life....
Those who leave, are always with us, in our hearts.

Susan said...

This is such a beautiful post. Thanks. Susan.