Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Life Ain't Always Beautiful

So this past weekend a couple of girlfriends and I made a trip to Las Vegas to see Gary Allan in concert. I have always been a fan of Gary's music but never really thought about seeing him in concert. Was I missing out!! He is an amazing performer, and oh my... he is extremely attractive. Needless to say we had a blast.
As I was standing there (right in front of the stage... we had great spots only one person between me and the barrier in front of the stage) listening to this hunky guy sing a song that I had heard probably a hundred times before I realized how beautiful that song really is. It has become my new favorite song, you might even call it my new theme song. If you haven't noticed I have added some music to my blog and if you want to hear the song it is included on my playlist. I am including the words in this post. Gary and I share something , we have both lost someone that means the world to us. (yea, I know, we aren't the only ones) I think he released this song after he lost his wife a few years ago. It's actually kind of heartbreaking to watch him perform it. I really did want to jump up there and give him a big hug... and maybe a kiss too! ;)

Life Ain't Always Beautiful

Life ain't always beautiful
Sometimes it's just plain hard
Life can knock you down
It can break your heart

Life ain't always beautiful
You think you're on your way
And it's just a dead end road
At the end of the day

But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has its own way
Of takin' its sweet time

No, life ain't always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life ain't always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride

Life ain't always beautiful
Some days I miss your smile
I get tired of walking
All these lonely miles

And I wish for just one minute
I could see your pretty face
Guess I can dream
But life don't work that way

But the struggles make me stronger
And the changes make me wise
And happiness has its own way
Of takin' its sweet time

No, life ain't always beautiful
But I know I'll be fine
Hey, life ain't always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride
What a beautiful ride


Amy Jo said...

Love your music addition! So glad you were able to get away and have an awesome time. The words to that song are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

BRYAN'S YAYA said...

That's always been a favorite song of mine too, Candi. Glad to hear you are living life. Godspeed.

YaYa to Bryan

Jason & Karen said...

I never have really thought about that song much either! It is great! How are things going? I see you out walking the dog every now and then and want to stop and say Hi but never dare! Just cuz we didn't get to know each other at work very well but if you ever need a walking buddy I am just around the corner! Let me know. Your blog is beautiful!

Lane said...

OMG! I'm so excited for you that you got to see him. I saw him at a very small venue in Tulsa once and OMG - I would have jumped on stage right then and there if my equilibrium was right that night. Life isn't always beautiful, but he is. No - and I agree...the song is very touching and a real opener sometimes. Hope all is well! :)

The Valiant Family Updates said...

I love this song too...I love all your music choices. I so hope you are well. Happy Father's day to Skeet this weekend!

How Life Is Measured said...

What a great song. I've never listened to a lot of country but maybe I should start!