Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sixteen Tons

A friend posted this on her facebook:

The challenge:
1) Find out the song that was #1 the week you were born.
2) Find that song on YouTube.
3) Post that video on your wall without shame.
Yeah, 'nuff said.....

I gave into the curiousity and found the song.  What cracked me up was how the song and my blog seem to go together.  So listen to the song and tell me what you think.  Did I as an infant get some sort of subliminal messages going on in my head to influence and inspire me later in life?

Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford

Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
And the straw boss said "Well, a-bless my soul"

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't a-get you
Then the left one will

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store



Now of course this is not a literal expression of my life but I cannot help but wonder...

Okay, your turn.  Does the top songs in the month of your birth seem to have anything to do with you? 

P.S.

Here's a link to help you find yours.  Toward the middle of the page you can choose your year AND it even gives a U.K. option as well

Billboards #1 songs by year

And they listed mine as something different so I'm having a real identity crisis.

 

3 comments:

Diedra B said...

Sad Eyes by Robert John

Arlene said...

Mine was "crazy" I think it too is perfect.

Carol Schultz said...

Yes, I also got a couple to my email and they also thought it fit. Funny!