Ya know how some songs you have to listen to a few times before you like em? This is one of those songs that you only have to hear once in order to love it.
But, anyway, about Boots...it was directed by Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite, and it features Super Bad Brad Prowly, who is actually a real New York street performer. It begins with a scene from It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart on his knees with a softened heart turning to the Lord during his times of trouble.
I really love the lyrics of this song, it's really about trying to make it through difficult times...I want to highlight a few of my favorite lines for you to listen for;
No more troubles,
In this town.
Silent night, for a change.
Brand new year,
Coming up ahead.
You know its been so long,
Since I rang one in
I close my eyes,
Think about the path I took.
Just when I think these times,
Have gotten the best of me.
Do you hear my voice?
Do you know my name?
Light my way,
Lift my head.
Light my way,
Families are together.
Presents piled high.
Frost on all the windows,
What a wonderful night.
So happy they found me,
Loved ones all around me.
Stomp my boots before I go back in
That part "Do you hear my voice? Do you know my name? Light my way, Lift my head. Light my way," gets me every time....and every time is pretty often, because this song is on repeat in my car, and my computer ;)
I heard from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of Ronnie's (the killer's drummer) that, even though the band is on a break, they are going to keep up tradition and release a new holiday song this year, too! Won't that be awesome?!! In fact, I heard that they are filming their video in Las Vegas today! I almost had my hubby convinced to drive the 8 hours and go see, but....ya know, being a responsible adult trumped those ideas, darn it.
well, I hope you enjoy the song! it's my newest favorite for the season! let me know your favorites!
about Music Mondays
Each Monday I'd like to share with you a song that I enjoy.
It's a way for me to share what music I'm listening to and, if you have a song or artist you're interested in you can share with me, too!
You can join in with me if you'd like, it's quite fun :)
There are two ways to join me:
1. Add a Music post to your blog and link back using the Music Monday button (on the right side of the blog)
2. or, just leave a comment here letting me know what music you've been listening to lately, I'd love to hear what's in your ears and get a conversation started about it. Maybe the music you're listening to might be one of the next Music Monday features