Such is the case with today's song, as I discovered it over a decade after it first appeared on the Dixie Chicks' "Wide Open Spaces" CD, cracking the top ten on the country charts in 1999.
After suffering my second layoff from a job in less than two years, I will admit to feeling defeated, especially since the economic situation in our country was still, well, terrible, back in late 2009. Add to that a myriad of physical issues which definitely overshadowed even the employment issue, and, well, you get the idea.
If a song with a hook and a good message of "yeah, I know how you feel" rolls around, I'm all over it. And, sure enough, this song came on one day while I was helping out at WHAN Radio up in Ashland. It immediately caught my ear. A few plays off the air, and I was hooked.
Their politics aside, this song is fantastic. By the way, my countdown is filled with artists that I love and respect for their music, while I may disagree with their political stands. Whatever. My days of being overtly political on social media are long gone, for several reasons, but one rule I do have is I don't "unfriend" people due to their beliefs.
1) It's not nice, and generally, I like my friends.
2) I appreciate diverse points of view. I appreciate them all the more when presented with some thought and reason.
Now, back to the song. :)