I’m not sure you truly know how deep my James Taylor obsession runs.


Like, really deep.

Like laying on my kitchen floor balancing a cake plate on my stomach and shoveling in big forkfuls of the fluffy stuff, while an almost empty bottle of wine lies nearby and I belt the words to “Like Everyone She Knows” kind of deep.

Instead of being raised by wolves, I was raised by James Taylor lyrics. Oh… and my mom and dad. But anywho, some of my favorite lines come from him, such as


The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time
Any fool can do it
There ain’t nothing to it
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill
But since we’re on our way down
We might as well enjoy the ride


Words to live by. True story.

If you could choose any lyrics to be the theme of your life, what would they be??

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56 Responses to “Lyrics.”

  1. #
    Luyi — April 27, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    That beach photo is absolutely stunning.


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    Chelsea — April 27, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Pull yourself together, darlin’, life goes on. – Ian McFeron!


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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — April 27, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I know this may sound lame, but I would love to have “Don’t Worry Be Happy” as my theme of life. Unfortunately it doesn’t ever seem to be that way since I am always worrying :(


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    Rachel — April 27, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    Umm… I definitely love your choice… But I also often think of the song “Ghost of Corporate Future” as words to live by/theme song to my life:

    “And people make you nervous
    You’d think the world is ending,
    And everybody’s features have somehow started blending
    And everything is plastic,
    And everyone’s sarcastic,
    And all your food is frozen,
    It needs to be defrosted…

    “Well maybe you should just drink a lot less coffee,
    And never ever watch the ten o’clock news,
    Maybe you should kiss someone nice,
    Or lick a rock,
    Or both.”


    • Rachel — April 27th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

      oops forgot to say it’s by Regina Spektor!


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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — April 27, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Oh man I live James Taylor so much! I have to say I was raised on him and Cat Stevens. Some of my favorite lyrics are from Cat Stevens’ song “if you want to sing out” (I think that’s the title…?) super inspiring!


    • jess — April 28th, 2011 @ 8:31 am

      I totally agree!! Love that song!!!


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    Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me — April 27, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    I am in love with his song, “something in the way she moves.” SOOOO GOOD! I’m on a James Taylor kick lately. Woohoo!


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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — April 27, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    ::sigh:: Here comes my first failure. I don’t know who James Taylor is.


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    Sim — April 27, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Gets me up in the morning. No? Well, then Eileen’s Song by Burlap to Cashmere.

    Hold my hand and we’ll make it all right
    From this hell that we live in
    Cross the road until the light
    Comes inside and lives within

    It’s a long and lonesome ride
    When your friends have all gone home
    But the roses in your eyes
    They pull me in so I don’t feel alone

    You have one wing, I have another
    Seeking shelter like sister and brother
    Through the winter and through the summer
    Like one angel we’ll fly far away


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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — April 27, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Oohh, this is hard!! I love the song “Hang On Little Tomato” by Pink Martini. The lyrics are so cute and inspiring. Definitely give it a listen!


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    Chrissy — April 27, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    “White and Nerdy” by Weird Al. Nope, not kidding :)


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    sarah (sarah learns) — April 27, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    i love james taylor too! :) i don’t think i can come up with lyrics for my life…. that is the hardest question!


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    Cait @ Beyond Bananas — April 27, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    Not a country fan really, but my mother gave me a single of this Rascal Flatts song when I graduated high school – and it brings me to tears every time I hear it..
    “My wish for you
    Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
    Your dreams stay big and worries stay small
    You never need to carry more then you can hold..
    And while you’re out there gettin’ where you’re gettin’ to
    I hope you know somebody loves you
    And wants the same things, too,
    Yea this… is my wish..”

    May or may not have shed a tear while typing that…


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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — April 27, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    I am a HUGE James Taylor fan and really this one hits so close to my heart…

    Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend?
    People can be so cold.
    They’ll hurt you and desert you.
    Well they’ll take your soul if you let them.
    Oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

    You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
    I’ll come running to see you again.
    Oh babe, don’t you know that,
    Winter spring summer or fall,
    Hey now, all you’ve got to do is call.
    Lord, I’ll be there, yes I will.
    You’ve got a friend.

    However, I love them all pretty close to equally. I remember going to see him in concert when I was a kid at a venue here in Atlanta. It was one of those outside places that you take your food to and watch the concert…it was magical. I love that you have such an old soul!


    • Julia — April 28th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

      It’s a great song alright – it’s written by Carole King !! <3

      Which brings up a point… can't hardly separate James Taylor from Carole King or Carly Simon, in my mind – all 3 were so much a part of my teenagerhood and so I'll love them on into my geezerhood!!

      I have different themes I guess depending on different feelings or moods, and since I'm too deaf to pick out the lyrics from the melody, I'm constantly having to look up the lyrics to songs I hummed along (or was lucky enough to have the lyrics printed on the record liner or jacket notes on those old 33 vinyls I grew up with!)…

      Here's one:

      Summer's here
      I'm for that
      Got my rubber sandals
      Got my straw hat
      Got my cold beer
      I'm just glad that it's here

      Summer's here
      That suits me fine
      It may rain today
      But I don't mind
      It's my favorite time of the year
      And I'm glad that it's here

      Old man wintertime
      He goes so slow
      It's ten degrees below, you know
      You can take your ice and snow
      And let my balmy breezes blow

      Yeah, the water is cold but I've been in
      Baby, lose the laundry and jump on in
      I mean all God's children got skin
      And it's summer again

      Old man wintertime
      He goes so slow
      It's ten degrees below, you know
      You can take your ice and snow
      And let my balmy breezes blow

      Summer's here
      I'm for that
      Got my rubber sandals
      Got my straw hat
      Drinking cold beer
      Man I'm just that I'm here
      It's my favorite time of the year
      And I'm glad that it's here, yeah


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    Aubrey — April 27, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    It’s not the theme to my life…. but I *wish* it was!

    The song “Copper Line” by James Taylor is probably one of my faves of his. It makes me want to live out in the country, and reminds me of my first love.

    “First kiss, ever I took
    Like a page from a romance book
    The sky opened and the earth shook
    Down on Copper Line”

    Isn’t it just lovely? :)


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    Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches. — April 27, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    I too am a 50 something year old lady trapped in a 20 something body. Stevie Nicks’ “Landslide” ALWAYS makes me want to cry, it’s so beautiful:

    “Oh mirror in the sky, what is love?
    Can the child within my heart rise above?
    Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
    Can I handle the seasons of my life?
    Mmm mmm I don’t know

    Well I’ve been afraid of changing ‘cause I
    Built my life around you
    But time makes you bolder
    Children get older, I’m getting older too.”

    Gosh, I love it! Then again, I love most Fleetwood Mac and/or Stevie Nicks-related songs. :)


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    Jill Stinson — April 27, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Totally laughing out loud at this post! I have done the laying on the kitchen floor with booze and junk food thing before! That’s living if I do say so myself! My theme song…”Cool Change” by Little River Band (blushing now)…I’m such a dork!


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    Susan — April 27, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    My dad has ingrained in me a deep love for James Taylor. “Mexico” is the jam.


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    Alexandra — April 27, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    I don’t think I could choose one theme song for my life… but here’s one I’ve currently added to my life soundtrack.

    After the Storm – Mumford & Sons

    And after the storm,
    I run and run as the rains come
    And I look up, I look up,
    on my knees and out of luck,
    I look up.

    Night has always pushed up day
    You must know life to see decay
    But I won’t rot, I won’t rot
    Not this mind and not this heart,
    I won’t rot.

    And I took you by the hand
    And we stood tall,
    And remembered our own land,
    What we lived for.

    There wil come a time you’ll see
    With no more tears
    And love will not break your heart
    But dismiss your fears
    Get over your hill
    And see what you find there
    With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair

    And now I cling to what I knew
    I saw exactly what was true
    But oh no more.
    That’s why I hold,
    That’s why I hold with all I have.
    That’s why I hold.

    I will die alone and be left there.
    Well I guess I’ll just go home,
    Oh God knows where.
    Because death is just so full and mine so small.
    Well I’m scared of what’s behind and what’s before.

    And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears.
    And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
    Get over your hill and see what you find there,
    With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair


    • Erin — April 28th, 2011 @ 10:33 am

      This song has been tugging at my heartstrings lately in a MAJOR way, thanks for posting! :)


  19. #
    Riann — April 27, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    ‘Alright don’t worry even if things end up a bit too heavy, we’ll all float on alright.”

    – Float On by Modest Mouse


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    Lindsey @Textbooks and Cookbooks — April 27, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    I LOVE James Taylor! His music reminds me of when I was in elementary school when my family would cook out in the backyard in the summer. Shower The People is my absolute favorite song of his. :)


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    lisa brakebill — April 27, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    Van Morrison…. she gives me love, love love, crazy love! And Rock my gypsy sole. LOVE it!


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    Leah @ Why Deprive? — April 27, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    Love it. Is it wrong that I dont know if I’ve ever heard a James Taylor song?

    My lyrics would be from Bomshel – Fight Like A Girl.

    “hold your head high
    Don’t ever let them define
    The light in your eyes
    Love yourself, give em hell
    You can take on this world
    You just stand and be strong
    And then fight like a girl”


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    Andrea — April 27, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I love this post! It took me back to my year in Montreal stuck in a house with a two year old through a long winter teaching her to sing ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By you’. My baby is now 20 and away at University and still has james Taylor on her iPod!


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    Stephanie — April 27, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    I have always said that if I had a theme song in would be kick a little by the tractors, I used to listen to a LOT of country growing up, now not so much but the words say,

    “some people judge you by the way you look, they see you once and say you aint no good. It’s like their never gunna take you the way you are. Thats when you have to stand up and be strong, go the extra mile and prove them all wrong, and just remember when they push you way to far, you got to kick a little, cause a stir, let a little motion be heard, yeah you got to kick a little and be tough, let them know that you had enough, cause in less you want to finish last, you got to kick a little…”

    growing up…that was so inspirational to me, I wasn’t going to let anyone walk over me, and I still don’t!


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    Jessica — April 27, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    These are some of the lyrics from the song “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)” by Bob Schneider. He is from Austin and writes all of his own songs.. very cleaver and meaningful words :) enjoy!

    I think the theme from this song that I try to live by everyday is “it ain’t no crime it’s just dreams we’re stealing. Anything to get more of this feeling…We ain’t got no time to waste, we got too much life to taste.”

    Here’s a link to the video:

    Well if I spell it out, if I get it out,
    will you hear me when I tell you about
    what I have to say before it gets too late.
    It’s not as easy as they said it’d be,
    but there’s something right about you and me,
    something right about you and me.

    Well you’re the color of a burning brook,
    you’re the color of a sideways look
    from an undercover cop in a comic book;
    you’re the color of a storm in June
    you’re the color of the moon.
    You’re the color of the night that’s right.
    The color of a fight you move me.
    You’re the color of the colored part of the Wizard of Oz movie.

    We’re like Romeo and Juliet,
    we’re like 40 dogs cigarettes.
    We’re like good times that haven’t happened yet but will.
    I can tell you where we’re gonna be
    when the whole world falls in-to the sea,
    we’ll be livin’ ever after, happily.

    All the boys taking you for granted,
    tell you what they want with their eyes all slanted.
    I don’t like the way they look at you.
    I don’t like the way they talk, too.
    I don’t like the way they talk to you.
    I wouldn’t let ’em talk to you like that.

    Put ’em up high reach for the ceiling
    tell ’em that I don’t walk damnit
    I’m reelin’
    it ain’t no crime it’s just dreams
    we’re stealing.
    Anything to get more of this feeling.
    you take the high and I’ll take the low,
    we’ll get there before you know.
    We ain’t got no time to waste,
    we got too much life to taste.

    We’re like Romeo and Juliet
    and 40 dogs cigarettes,
    we’re like good times that haven’t happened yet but will.
    I can tell you where we’re gonna be
    when the whole world falls in-to the sea,
    we’ll be livin’ ever after happily.

    Sometimes you remind me of a moonbeam
    on the ghost of a moonbeam
    out on the beach down by the coast.
    Slip into the nil like the most..
    beautiful thing…
    I’ve ever seen.

    Come out tonight come out with me baby,
    we’ll throw the careful into the crazy.
    Turn the sky black into a sky blue.
    Turn a close shave into a hoo hoo!
    What I say is true.
    Make a fire ought to burn a few.
    Make a fire ought to burn a few
    we can do what we want to do.

    We’re like Romeo and Juliet
    40 dogs cigarettes
    we’re like good times that haven’t happened yet but will.
    I can tell you where we’re gonna be
    when the whole world falls in-to the sea,
    we’ll be livin’ ever after happily.


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    Meggie Wallace — April 27, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    The times we had
    Oh, when the wind would blow with rain and snow
    Were not all bad
    We put our feet just where they had, had to go
    Never to go

    The shattered soul
    Following close but nearly twice as slow
    In my good times
    There were always golden rocks to throw
    At those who admit defeat too late
    Those were our times, those were our times

    And I will love to see that day
    That day is mine
    When she will marry me outside with the willow trees
    And play the songs we made
    They made me so
    And I would love to see that day
    Her day was mine

    Beirut-‘Postcards From Italy’


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    Cara — April 27, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    I was also raised on James Taylor!!! Love him and his music! I completely understand and support your obsession!


  28. #
    Traci — April 27, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes – Jimmy Buffett

    “Good times and riches
    And son of a bitches
    I’ve seen more than
    I can recall”



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    Noreen — April 27, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    Oh my love of James Taylor knows no bounds. His words have soothed my nerves, healed my broken heart, helped me remember a dear friend, and find my own voice.

    He is timeless. He is part of our hearts, our souls.

    I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
    I’ve sunny days and I thought they’d never end
    I’ve seen lonely when I could not find a riend
    But I always thought that I’d see you again


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    Michelle — April 27, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, if you’re obsessed with James Taylor you would love living in Williamstown! His house is right nearby and he gives small summer concerts all the time, including one on fourth of july. He is also at the local bar sometimes!


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    jess — April 28, 2011 @ 8:36 am


    I am in the same boat as you!!! I was raised on James Taylor as well, and I am so grateful to my parents for that. He is an amazing artist! I think people think I’m quite odd for being so passionate about him…but he and his songs inspire me so much words can’t even begin to describe it!

    By they way…I truly enjoy getting your emails everyday…YOU ROCK LADY!!!!



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    Susan — April 28, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    I LOVE James Taylor. My sister is actually named after the Sweet Baby James song. She was supposed to be a boy, so when she came out a girl my mom named her “Jane” as the next best thing. Also, I listened to the Sweet Baby James album so many times in high school that I wore out the vinyl record. There’s just something about the tone of his voice…


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    Amanda — April 28, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Amazing Grace, how sweet (hehe) the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    I would be nothing without my faith!!

    Be blessed-


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    Mandy — April 28, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    “The secret of life is to try not to hurry… but don’t wait, don’t wait” – Faith Hill A good piece of advice, but also just a tad bit ironic.


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    Brooke @ bittersweetb — April 28, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Joni Mitchell- Case of you

    Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
    And you taste so bitter but you taste so sweet
    Oh I could drink a case of you
    I could drink a case of you darling
    Still I’d be on my feet
    I’d still be on my feet

    always loved this


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    Ashley — April 28, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Jack Johnson Do you remember when

    Do you remember when we first met?
    I sure do
    It was some time
    In early September
    You were lazy about it
    You made me wait around
    I was so crazy about you
    I didn’t mind
    So I was late for class
    I locked my bike to yours
    It wasn’t hard to find
    You painted flowers on
    Guess that I was afraid
    That if you rode away
    You might not roll back
    My direction real soon
    Well I was crazy about you then
    And now the craziest thing of all
    Over 10 years have gone by
    And you’re still mine
    We’re locked in time
    Let’s rewind

    That was my hubs and I song at our wedding :)


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    Lindsey — April 28, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    I love James Taylor, too! My dad and I used to listen to him together a lot, it’s our thing. How Sweet It Is was our father-daughter dance song at my wedding!

    Funny story – when I first started my blog and was looking for a name, I was looking for a song title to use. How Sweet It Is was one of my top choices, and I was totally bummed when I found ‘some girl’ had it already (that’s you). But now that I read and love your blog, I’ve forgiven you :) ha! One Sweet World (DMB) is what I ended up choosing.


    • Jessica — April 28th, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

      Hahah really?! That is actually why I named my blog this too – has nothing to do with food. :)


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    Kim in MD — April 28, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    I love it when your posts are so thought provoking! James Taylor is amazing, isn’t he? He and Carol King were incredible together, and I was just thinking about their concert last night because it was Carol King song night on American Idol! Did you see it?

    My theme song? I Hope You Dance by LeeAnn Womack. When I got in the car to drive home from the hospital after my mom passed away in June 2000, it was playing on the radio. It was like my mom was singing to me from heaven.

    I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
    You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
    May you never take one single breath for granted
    God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
    I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
    Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
    Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…

    I hope you dance, I hope you dance

    I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
    Never settle for the path of least resistence
    Livin might mean taking chances, but their worth taking
    Lovin might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin
    Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter
    When you come close to selling out, reconsider
    Give the heaven’s above more than just a passing glance
    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…

    I hope you dance, I hope you dance
    (Time is a wheel in constant motion, always rolling us along
    Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)

    I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
    Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
    Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…

    I hope you dance

    Thanks for making me think about my mom this morning, Jessica. Life is precious…make the most of each and every minute! :-)


    • Kelly — April 28th, 2011 @ 11:49 am

      i agree!

      to simplify things, i usually go with…life’s a dance, you learn as you go :o)


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    Julia — April 28, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Guess I’m in a mellow mood too, having just returned from two funerals this past two weeks…. but I remember hearing about? or seeing? part of the funeral for the late great actor John Belushi and knowing that James Taylor sang “Lonesome Road” – here is a poignant part:

    If I had stopped to listen once or twice
    If I had closed my mouth and opened my eyes
    If I had cooled my head and warmed my heart
    I’d not be on this road tonight


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    Pam — April 28, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    For the last few years it has been “I hope you dance” By Leann Womack
    I told my family, thats how I want them to be, if you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. I told them thats my theme song and Lord, let it be a long time from now… but I want it at my funeral. Is that too weird?


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    Sara — April 28, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    Lately the song You’re Gonna Miss This (Trace Adkins) makes me tear up every time I hear it.

    You’re gonna miss this
    You’re gonna want this back
    You’re gonna wish these days
    Hadn’t gone by so fast

    These are some good times
    So take a good look around
    You may not know it now
    But you’re gonna miss this


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    Leah — April 28, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    It makes me feel better that someone else out there has this obsession. I feel like James Taylor is all I knew growing up. As I got older my mom I would go to his concert every summer. His music and lyrics weirdly feel like home!


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    Kath — April 28, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    My second daughter’s nickname was “Sweet Pie” because I loved hearing James Taylor’s “Sweet Potato Pie” when I was pregnant with her!

    Oh lord I feel fine today
    I’m walking on cloud nine today
    I’m over that line today
    Happiness is finally mine today

    I guess I’m just a lucky guy
    And I’m prepared to tell you why
    It’s strictly on account of my
    Sweet potato pie

    I’m the fellow that she loves the most
    The main reason why she left the coast
    She’s my little girlziña
    That much hotter that a jalapeño

    Tender like a night in june
    Sweeter than a honeymoon
    Brighter than a silver spoon
    Just as crazy as a loon

    Softer than a lullabye
    Deeper than the midnight sky
    Soulful as a baby’s cry
    My sweet potato pie

    I used to see her around the neighborhood
    I wonder how she grew up so good
    She belonged to freddy and he was bad
    And I never was ready to make him mad

    I’m glad I had to wait awhile
    A little bit too juvenile
    I needed to refine my style
    A silk suit and a crocodile smile

    So let the whole damn world go by
    ’cause I just want to testify
    From now on it’s me and my
    Sweet potato pie


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    Emily — April 28, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    that’s always such a hard question!

    i would have to say that the one that always comes to mind is “we can’t help you” by billy miles:

    we can’t help you
    if you don’t want to help yourself
    we tried to do
    the very best we could for
    you but now we’re through

    always made me chuckle when i got a difficult client.


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    Carol Adams — April 28, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    My teenage years were laced with James..
    You have successfully made me cry, once again!
    Gotta go listen to him on my iPod..
    There are just too many songs to choose as a theme for my life..
    Thanks for the memories darlin’!!!;)


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    Tanya — April 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    AMAZING beach pic– i love it! :D

    My choice lyrics are from Life is Beautiful by Vega4

    I recommend looking up the song cuz the whole song is amazing, and pretty true :)

    “Life is beautiful, but it’s complicated,
    we barely make it.
    We don’t need to understand,
    There are miracles, miracles.

    Stand where you are.
    We let all these moments pass us by.

    It’s amazing where I’m standing,
    There’s a lot that we can give.
    This is ours just for a moment.
    There’s a lot that we can give.”



  47. #
    Jillian S. — April 29, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    I absolutely <3 Sugarland's "Little Miss"

    Little Miss do your best
    Little Miss never rest
    Little Miss be my guest, I'll make more anytime it runs out

    Little Miss you'll go far
    Little Miss hide your scar
    Little Miss who you are is so much more than you like to talk about



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    Stephanie — April 30, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Secret of life… one of the greatest songs ever! Words to live by for sure… I actually can only listen to fire and rain when I am alone because it reminds me so much of my dad who died a few years ago. James really is the sound-track of my life:)


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    April @ Grits and Granola Bars — May 2, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    Copperline by James Taylor is a huge one for me.

    I’m from NC and that particular song..well, it sums up growing up here and how I feel about the state pretty well. I guess it’s more of the feeling of the song than anything else. I actually live only about 15 minutes from where he’s talking about in that song.


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    Kathleen — May 3, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and ‘Carolina in my Mind’ is one of my favorites. Love James Taylor <3

    There ain't no doubt in no one's mind
    That love's the finest thing around
    Whisper something soft and kind
    And hey babe the sky's on fire, I'm dyin'
    Ain't I goin' to Carolina in my mind

    In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina
    Can't you see the sunshine
    Can't you just feel the moonshine
    Ain't it just like a friend of mine
    To hit me from behind
    Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind


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