If my week had a theme it would be frustration. I’ve been frustrated with those around me. I’ve been frustrated with traffic. I’ve been frustrated with the weather… and yes, I’ve been frustrated with myself.
I know it’s not the healthiest thing to let the frustrations of life get the better of me so I’m trying to let the little things go. Not always easy… but mostly necessary.
I thought I’d do some Googling to see what verse my fit with the theme of frustration. The first one I came across really spoke to me and I’ll try and remember it when frustration sets in and my blood pressure rises.
It’s Isaiah 41:10 (NIV).
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Brad Paisley is back with a new album, Love and War, and it’s his 11th studio album. If the first two songs off it released to radio for airplay are any indication, it would be a great album for any music lover’s collection.
I’ve already covered “Today”, the first release off Love and War. You can read that here. I’ve also talked about his song “Shattered Glass” from his Moonshine in the Trunk album. This review is of his song “Last Time For Everything”.
Let me just say that this song is great! It has everything that I love in a song. A catchy melody, relatable lyrics, and it’s easy to sing along to.
This song is a unique take on memories. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “first time for everything” many times. In country music, there’s even a Little Texas song with that for the title but Paisley twists it around focusing on the last times in life.
“Last Time For Everything” is a song that is an at times funny and at other times sentimental walk down memory lane. Even if Paisley’s memories don’t match up perfectly with yours… I’m confident this song will spur similar flashbacks for you.
Paisley gets bonus points for including guest appearances by his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and an iconic car and it’s famous driver in the music video. 😉
Give it a watch and listen. What memories does it bring back for you?