Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Today country singer John Conlee turns 74 years young. He was another artist I discovered from my grandmother’s love of country music while I was growing up (see Day 32). Today’s song, which went to #5 on the country Billboard chart in 1978, is the title track from his debut album which launched his career. Many of his songs were on the country charts over the next three decades but today’s song is the only one that spoke to me. And if you were a fan of the show, “Nashville”, you might remember that in one episode Connie Britton’s character, Rayna Jaymes, played this song on a radio show she was hosting. I like Conlee’s vocal and the story the lyrics tell because the sentiment is so true. How many people, places or things do we see in a haze but once the glasses come off, the truth is painfully clear. Thanks to this singer at least there is a song that relates to that universal feeling.
“These rose colored glasses
That I’m looking through
Show only the beauty
‘Cause they hide all the truth“.
John Conlee circa 1988. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
John Conlee: “Rose Colored Glasses” (1978, written by John Conlee and George Baber).
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