Michigan’s In the Rearview Now

“Michigan’s in the rearview now
Keep your hands where I can see them
You took the words right out of my mouth
When you knew that I would need them
What am I supposed to do now
Without you”

This song is almost too calm for the message behind it. I’m sure some of you have heard it before, but it’s not the song that inspired me to post it — more-so a memory of a duo playing it on a street corner two Summer’s ago in Nashville, TN– that I was reminded of when I was listening along to an 8 tracks playlist this afternoon.

You know when you attach a song to a memory? I was cleaning my apartment when I heard the exact duo from Nashville, singing the exact song they had sung that day two Summer’s ago, play through my Beats Pill. I stopped dead in my tracks, feeling like I was somehow transported to that street in Tennessee.

I’m one to believe in signs, and although I wasn’t sure why the crazy coincidence happened, I felt compelled to share it with all of you.

I don’t want to sound melodramatic by any means, but this song (in my opinion) has the ability to change someones life. Everyone has to face change when they’re unwilling too, and while it’s scary and most of the time unwelcome, there’s always a strange excitement that comes along with it.

This song is about leaving someone, something, some place behind and being scared to death about it because there’s no way of telling what is ahead. At the same time, you keep driving. You don’t turn around. Because the promise of what could be has the ability to keep you going.

I think everyone can relate to this in some way.

And I hope you do.

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