Monday, October 1, 2007

Don't Blink

Today I got the rare chance to drive to work alone. I don't really like to do that often but Chris is trying to get in a few extra hours. The thing about driving to work is that I usually get to really hear some songs that I don't always get to really hear. Today I heard a song going to work and coming home from work and it touched me so I thought I would share.

Don't Blink
by Kenny Chesney

I turned on the evenin' news
Saw an old man being interviewed
Turnin' a hundred and two today
They asked him what's the secret to life
He looked up from his ol' pipe
Laughed and said, 'All I can say is'

Don't blink
Just like that
You're six years old and you take a nap
And you wake up and you're twenty-five
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growin' like mine did
Turnin' into moms and dads
Next thing you know
Your better half of fifty years is there in bed
And you're prayin'
God takes you instead
Trust me friend
A hundred years goes faster than you think
(So) (But) don't blink

I was glued to my TV
When it looked like he looked at me
And said, 'Let's start puttin' first things first'
'Cause when your hourglass runs outta sand
You can't flip it over, start again
Took every breath
God gives you, for what it's worth

So I been tryin' to slow it down
I been tryin' to take it in
In this here today, gone tomorrow world we're livin' in

Naw, don't blink
Don't blink
Life goes faster than you think
Don't blink
Life goes faster than you think
Don't blink
Don't blink
Life goes faster than you think


JoniDH said...

How true! I haven't heard that song - I like the words.

jatawn said...

I'm not sure if you remember me or not, but my name is jatawn basye. When i lived in Winston-Salem with my parents nine years ago, i was very close to you and sarah jo. I was, however, only in 3rd grade when you were a senior in high school, i do believe. I just wanted to see how you were doing! if you would like to, you can email me at so we can catch up. i love you and i've missed you!
In Him~
jatawn basye