pluralseasonmedia:

I don’t usually blog very often, but I really wanted to share this with you few who follow me.

This may be an old song to some and it should be to me, however, it’s been hiding on my iPod for over 6 months now. Tonight on my jog I was shuffling songs and this one began to play. I, honest to goodness, had to stop running because it touched me so much. That is probably because it mentions two of the States that have impacted my life the most: Oklahoma (where I grew up) and California (where I have been the happiest). How I had missed this gem of a song for so long is beyond me.

So please, if you have a minute, take a listen to this song. My heart thanks you.

Down in the Valley by The Head and The Heart

I wish I was a slave to an age-old trade
Like ridin’ around on railcars and workin’ long days

Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways
Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways

Call it one drink too many
Call it pride of a man
But it don’t make no difference if you sit or you stand

‘Cause they both end in trouble and start with a grin
Yeah they both end in trouble and start with a grin

We do it over and over and over again
We do it over and over and over again

I know there’s California, Oklahoma
And all of the places I ain’t ever been to but
Down in the valley with
Whiskey rivers
These are the places you will find me hidin’
These are the places I will always go
These are the places I will always go

I am on my way
I am on my way
I am on my way back to where I started

One more for the stars and the eyes of the walls
I hear your name…

I saw your face in the crowd and you came out
You saw me walkin’…

You got a sign on the door and it reads to me
Just like the grass and the sun and the…

I am on my way
I am on my way
I am on my way back to where I started

California, Oklahoma
And all of the places I ain’t ever been to but
Down in the valley with
Whiskey rivers
These are the places you will find me hidin’
These are the places I will always go
These are the places I will always go

So I wish I was a slave to an age-old trade
Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways

I just discovered them recently and am in love. I’m glad you found them too! 

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