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Pete
Posted on 2004.04.03 at 00:19
How I feel about it all: sleepysleepy
I think this post is gonna categorise me as the nerdy do-gooder I really am, but...

Although I really don't like modern country (I basically hate it unless you're Garth Brooks), I wanted to say...

This song, cheesy as it is, still makes me cry. 'Cause i'ts true, yo.

He was driving home one evening,
In his beat up Pontiac
When an old lady flagged him down,
Her Mercedes had a flat
He could see that she was frightened,
Standing out there in the snow
'Til he said I'm here to help you ma'am,
By the way my name is Joe

She said I'm from St. Louis,
And I'm only passing through
I must have seen a hundred cars go by,
This is awful nice of you
When he changed the tire,
And closed her trunk
And was about to drive away,
She said how much do I owe you
Here's what he had to say

You don't owe me a thing, I've been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I'm helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here's what you do
Don't let the chain of love end with you

Well a few miles down the road,
The lady saw a small cafe
She went in to grab a bite to eat,
And then be on her way
But she couldn't help but notice,
How the waitress smiled so sweet
And how she must've been eight months along,
And dead on her feet

And though she didn't know her story,
And she probably never will
When the waitress went to get her change,
From a hundred dollar bill
The lady slipped right out the door,
And on a napkin left a note
There were tears in the waitress's eyes,
When she read what she wrote

You don't owe me a thing,
I've been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I'm helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here's what you do
Don't let the chain of love end with you

That night when she got home from work,
The waitress climbed into bed
She was thinkin' about the money,
And what the lady's note had said
As her husband lay there sleeping,
She whispered soft and low
Everything's gonna be alright, I love you, Joe

Comments:


The Moonlight Sonata
moonlight69 at 2004-03-03 21:27 (UTC) ()
GUH I LOVE THAT SONG. Makes me cry every time I hear it. <333333
Res
resqdog51 at 2004-03-04 00:29 (UTC) ()
y'know.... I just love that song. I'm not much into country much lately... but I do love that song. It really says a lot.

(followed a friends page link from timberwolfoz, in case you wonder!)

Res
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-04 11:43 (UTC) ()
*waves* Nice to meet you!
peacey at 2004-03-04 02:56 (UTC) ()
This song totally reminded me of the movie "Pay It Forward" (based on a book of the same name) starring Keving Spacey, Haley Joel Osmet, and Helen Hunt. I *LOVED* this flick. Get thee to a Blockbuster and rent it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-04 12:58 (UTC) ()
I don't think I can rent it, 'cause I know how it ends, wah.
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2004-03-04 06:07 (UTC) ()
That's been out a few years. Clay Walker. I also despise most modern country, but I like that song, too. It's sentimental *for a reason*. I hate those songs where the singer seems to actually *whine* about how lucky they feel regarding their spouse, kids, or patriotism. Makes me run screaming from the room.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-04 11:41 (UTC) ()
I feel the same way about John McCutcheon's "Our Flag was Still There". It's sentimental, but it needs to be.
robinhoo at 2004-03-07 17:39 (UTC) ()
Right, so cheesy modern country music and I have a very weird relationship. I have mad schnoogles for classic country, because hi, it's part of our cultural heritage. Also, Willie Nelson kicks many varieties of ass, as does Johnny Cash. But I really want to hate modern country, because... well, as noted, it's cheesy. I mean, I have my musical pride, right? I have a reputation as a musical goddess to uphold. However, far too much of it is way, WAY too successful at its goal -- that is, yanking my heartstrings into a big gifty-type bow. This song is one of those. The first time I heard this, I said to myself, 'Oh, God, another schlocky piece of country crap that will make a zillion... WAH!!!!' And then I bawled so much I practically had to pull over to the side of the road. *shakes head* It's just so very wrong. I mean, how do they do that? I think these people make deals with the Devil. And you, Prim, are now the Devil's minion, because now I have to go to iTunes and download this song. :p
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-03-07 18:47 (UTC) ()
Clay Walker's not in the same league with the Old School country stars (Willie and Johnny are just about my favourites!), but still.

And bwah. *evil grin*
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