Rascal Flatts has a way of capturing critical moments in my life in their lyrics. I remember playing “I’m Moving On” over and over the entire drive from Knoxville, TN, to Atlanta, GA, when I moved ten years ago, leaving a bad relationship behind.
Now, on the new CD “Changed”, I’m loving the song “Let It Hurt”.
The lyrics are poignant right now.
“You’re just putting off the pain…nothing’s ever really going to change. So let it hurt, let it bleed, let it take you right down to your knees. Let it burn to the worst degree, it may not be what you want but it’s what you need.”
Read whatever you want into the words. They speak to me at this crossroad in my life. They give me a bit of courage when I really don’t feel so strong. And I bet they speak to lots of others, too.
Other songs on the CD are just as good. The title song, “Changed”, speaks more about who I am, or who I think I am, at least. I’m not perfect, have fallen a time or two, and I am changed.
“Lovin’ Me” is a feel good tune. I want to hear that one over and over because it puts a bit of a smile on my face.
“Banjo” takes me to another place, like the old hangouts in high school down winding dirt roads where we partied away from where the adults could find us (at least for a little while). It’ll probably be the hit from the CD, but not my favorite.
When I move on from “Let It Hurt”, I think “Sunrise” will be the one I’ll want to listen to each day.
It’s all good. Every bit of it. But we’ve come to expect that of the guys in Rascal Flatts, huh?
I was lucky enough to see the band perform “Banjo” live about a month ago at a conference and would love to see them again. There’s a contest where that could be possible. Here’s the info on that if you are interested.
(Note to readers: Rascal Flatts sent a copy of the CD for my review as part of my membership of the One to One Network. My opinions remain my own. )