MCC Week #216: The Long Way Home

This song is my life’s anthem. The closer I live it, the happier I am.

For years, I had the words accidents and inspiration lead you to your destination taped above the back of my bedroom door. I still believe it. I’ll always believe it.

Or you could be the one who take the long way home

Roll down you window, turn off your phone

See your life as a gift from the great unknown

And your task is to receive it

As MCC sings in a different song with a similar message, don’t be late for your life. It’s a reminder to never forget what’s most important in the crush of the everyday.

Of all the songs I’ve posted, I really hope you like this one. Enjoy.

MCC Week #214: I Have A Need for Solitude

If you’ve followed this blog even a little, you know how I love Mary Chapin Carpenter. I’ve already sprinkled half a dozen of my favorite MCC songs throughout this list. But I haven’t scratched the surface of her brilliance.

For this week, I’m featuring seven of the best from my favorite troubadour. And this is in no way a promise not to feature additional MCC songs later. Narrowing this list to seven was brutal. MCC has a way of describing life and life in a way that slips under my skin.

First up, a more recent tune about the loveliness of solitude.

I like the sound of silence coming on

I come around when everyone has gone…

Pure poetry.

Ultimate Playlist #211: 16th Avenue

Lacy J Dalton’s ode to 16th Avenue to the famous street on Music Row, home to Nashville’s country music publishing avenue.

It’s a tribute to all the dreamers, to those who write and sing the soundtracks of our lives.

God bless the boys who make the noise on 16th Avenue

If you’ve ever loved a country song, it likely started here, on 16th Avenue.

Ultimate Playlist #207: Armor

This is a brand new song off Sara Bareilles’ Amidst the Chaos album, and I can’t get it out of my head. I love the music, and I love the message of female empowerment.

What you didn’t do to bury me
But you didn’t know I was a goddamn seed

If you haven’t heard this one yet, you’re in for a treat.