Here are some more pictures I found of Mindy Smith. I know she has toured the west coast and wondered whether she would ever visit Florida. My brother claims he saw her when she opened for Nickel Creek some time back.
My brother first got me into listening to Mindy Smith and so far I am hooked. At first I thought it was country.... then it sounded very religious. It doesn't matter, good music is good music. I am also glad to find out that she is not another teeny-bopper singing about being lovesick. Her lyrics show it too.
I don't usually take chances Most would easily agree Something in your eyes Is saying you can ease my heartache I have a burden in sight And I know you're just a stranger If you cannot understand There's too many times I've lost my chance to talk with an angel Too many to count And life's so hard It's the little things that seem to be getting me today, yeah Life's so hard But I'm doing what I can to not to be getting down I'm going down in flames Going down in flames I would tell you I am happy If I wasn't so damn sad And the loneliness both overwhelms and keeps me empty That's how it's been for a while And life's so hard It's the little things that seem to be getting me today, yeah Life's so hard But I'm doing what I can to not to be getting down I'm going down in flames Going down in flames I need some direction I need someone to listen Someone to tell me that they know That life's so hard It's the little things that seem to be saving me today, yeah Life's so hard And I'm doing what I can Oh, yeah, I'm doing what I can Hey, I'm doing what I can I'm puttin' out.... yeah, Puttin' out the flames
by Mindy Smith
What if there was no lie Nothing wrong, nothing right What if there was no time And no reason, or rhyme What if you should decide That you don't want me there by your side That you don't want me there in your life What if I got it wrong And no poem or song Could put right what I got wrong Or make you feel I belong What if you should decide That you don't want me there by your side That you don't want me there in your life Ooh ooh-ooh, that's right Let's take a breath and jump over the side Ooh ooh-ooh, that's right How can you know it, if you don't even try Ooh ooh-ooh, that's right Every step that you take Could be your biggest mistake It could bend or it could break That's the risk that you take What if you should decide That you don't want me there in your life That you don't want me there by your side Ooh ooh-ooh, that's right Let's take a breath and jump over the side Ooh ooh-ooh, that's right How can you know when you don't even try Ooh ooh-ooh, that's right
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfOqZCZ8OXc"Coldplay - WHat If (2011) on YouTube
I haven't much time to write lately. Here is my way of being lazy. There has been a lot of pain and loss in my life. You, the reader, may have many of your own too. I am there with you. There is a tendency for me to relate to music and lyrics that expresses the same. They keep resonating in my heart.
You happy people? Go visit Disney or something.
Don't drag me down Just because you're down Just cuz you're blue Don't make me too And though you've found you need more than me Don't talk to me about being free That's freedom without love Magic without love Hear me say, better things will surely come my way You say the magic's gone Well i'm not a magician You say the spark is gone Well get an electrician And save your lying about needing to be free Oh that's bullshit baby just want to rid of me Freedom without love Magic without love Hear me say, better things will surely come my way
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind, you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years youíll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you canít grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked, you are not as fat as you imagine. Donít worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you, ... Sing!!! Donít be reckless with other peopleís hearts, donít put up with people who are reckless with yours. .... Floss!! Donít waste your time on jealousy, sometimes youíre ahead, sometimes youíre behind, the race is long, and in the end, itís only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. ... Stretch!! Donít feel guilty if you donít know what you want to do with your life, the most interesting people I know didnít know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still donít. Get plenty of calcium Be kind to your knees, youíll miss them when theyíre gone. Maybe youíll marry, maybe you wonít, maybe youíll have children, maybe you wonít, Maybe youíll divorce at 40, Maybe youíll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary What ever you do, donít congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either Your choices are half chance, so are everybody elseís. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can, donít be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, itís the greatest instrument youíll ever own Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you donít follow them. Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when theyíll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings, they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on . Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard, Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. ... Travel Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do youíll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Donít expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out. Donít mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than itís worth.
from BAZ LUHRMANN