Sunday, August 3, 2008

Life ain't always beautiful

I heard the song Life Ain't Always Beautiful by Gary Allan the other day & it really stuck me. It has a great message for anyone struggling with something difficult in their life. Because hindsight is 20/20, I can look at the words & see how it really does reflect my journey through infertility/adoption very well, especially the first part up through the chorus. I can say that the same holds true (for me anyways) for other tragedies/disappointments that have occurred in my life. I think the lines "Life can knock you down, it can break your heart" & "And happiness has it's own way of takin' it sweet time" just about say it all. So anyone out there struggling through a problem, just hold on-it does get better & one day I hope you can look back & say that it was indeed a "beautiful ride".

Here are the lyrics, in case you don't know the song:
Life ain't always beautiful
Sometimes it's just plain hard
Life can knock you down, it can break your heart


Life ain't always beautiful
You think you're on your way
And it's just a dead end road at the end of the day


But the struggle makes you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has it's own way of takin' it sweet time


[chorus]
No,life aint always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life aint always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride


Life aint always beautiful
Some days I miss your smile
I get tired of walkin' all these lonely miles


And I wish for just one minute
I could see your pretty face
Guess I can dream, but life dont work that way


But the struggles makes me stronger
And the changes make me wise
And happiness has it's own way of takin' its sweet time


No, life aint always beautiful
But I know I'll be fine
Hey, life aint always beautiful
But its a beautiful ride
What a beautiful ride

1 comment:

pjseiler said...

That is an awesome song! Just reading the lyrics brought goosebumps. Another one with a similar message always speaks to me - Mountains by Lonestar.

Jenny