Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Best Days


One of my favorite artists to listen to these days is Taylor Sw*ift. I really, really like her songs. I don't know if I'm going through some desire to relive my youth or what but even at 41 (gasp, choke,--BREATHE) some of her lyrics hit home. On one of her albums there is a song that I just can't listen to enough and I just can't stop crying every time I hear it. It is simple, sweet, and part of it makes me just want to be a little girl again and the other part of it makes me want to stop the hands of time because everything seems to be going too fast sometimes.

I am not the first one to want to stop the hands of time from moving and I know that isn't possible. However, I can choose to make every day a "BEST DAY" with my little Lindy...

And so I share with you...

PS...Turn up the volume and you can hear the song...

The Best Day
by Taylor Sw*ift


I'm five years old it's getting cold I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides look now the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
I know you're not scared of anything at all
I don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop till I forgot all their names

I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing on the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father
His strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother
Inside and out he's better than I am

I grew up in a pretty house
And I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

Now I know why all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine and I didn't know if you knew
So I'm taking this chance to say that I had the best day with you today
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6 comments:

Jill said...

that made me all teary. such a sweet song-these really are the best days :)

houston and kara said...
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houston and kara said...

this song makes me tear up too! it came on the radio the day after our wedding and i cried like a little baby! houston thought i was so crazy haha.

it has been so nice to know that my mom is my best friend no matter what! i know lindy feels the same (even though it might take her a few years to come to the realization) :)

houston and kara said...

p.s. that was my deleted comment. i had a few typos to fix ;)

Jcbaron99 said...

so sweet. i pray that my Summer, Noah and Jillian have these memories of me. thanks for sharing...now I'm off to itunes :-)

Elissa said...

sweet post! And even sweeter pictures of the two of you!