Perspective

I wanted to call this post something like “Goals for 2020” or “My Plan for 2020”, but then most people would be dismissive and not read it, just based on the headline.

2020 is shaping up to be a great year already and I thought this little tune, performed by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, puts it all in perspective and I aspire to live the simple life…minus the cat, of course.

 

I live a simple life
I work all day I sleep all night
A couple kids that need a nap
Big dog and a little cat
A wife that barks but rarely bites
So I live the simple life.

I live a simple life
A good coat when the cold winds bite
Leather boots for my bare feet
Now and then a steak to eat
I pick with the boys on Friday night
So I live a simple life.

My favorite book was wrote about
A man that died to save my soul
And my favorite thing to hear is
Daddy, I’m so glad you home
And my favorite woman is 5’3″
With long black hair and green eyes
Still I live a simple life.

I live a simple life
Couple of friends I really like
A little house outside of town
An old car that gets me around
Complications may arise
But I live a simple life.

And I live a simple life
Cell phone when my old car dies
The Internet to show me where
GPS to get me there
Everywhere there’s satellites
Oh, I live a simple life.

My favorite book was wrote about
A man that died to save my soul
And my favorite thing to hear is
Daddy, I’m so glad you home
And my favorite woman is 5’3″
With long black hair and green eyes
Still I live a simple life.

 

 

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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11 Responses to Perspective

  1. Sounds like contentment.

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  2. misifusa says:

    Happy New Year Ray! Maybe you should get a cat so that the song is complete! 🙂 LOL Just kidding!

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  3. Debra says:

    I think your title is absolutely perfect, Ray. That’s exactly what we need. All of us–perspective. And the lyrics are really meaningful to me, as well. Ultimately, that’s what means the most to me. Simplicity. Blessings to you and your wonderful family in the year ahead of us!

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  4. joyce hoffmann says:

    Love this song and living in Indiana where it is more prevalent thaan when I lived on the east coast. Being more in tune with what God has given me and thanking him more.

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  5. Perspective. Wow. Thankyou for this one. Will be back to re-read. Have great 2020

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  6. Jim Borden says:

    I think living a simple life is a worthy goal, one I wouldn’t mind achieving…

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