Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Last Ten Years

Yesterday I was whinning about the last year (shout out to Boyder, Dal, Mom & Dad for the motivating comments... thank you!)... but I really have nothing to whine about when I hear the new song by Kenny Rogers called: The Last Ten Years.

I am not much a Kenny Roger's fan (although I like the Gambler... and Islands in Streams with Dolly), but I do have to admit this song is a good indication of just what has materialized in our society in the last decade.

Below are the lyrics... Kenny sums up many important news making events, mostly from an American perspective, but I still think this song is a good little review of just how much we (as a North American society) have been through in the past decade.... as the song says... hell we even lost Superman!

I really like the song... if you get a chance to listen to it... do it!


Oh, the last ten years, it's been quite trip
Over thirty-six-hundred spins around without a cosmic slip
But within the realm of our atmosphere
We're 'bout as out of whack as we've been in a million years
We watched the Y2K scare in a panic
And we watched as time proved Nostrodamus wrong
And we watched as Mother Nature shook the planet
And cellular replaced the telephone

We lost Charlie Brown, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash
We even lost Superman.

Well, the last ten years, look at the hills we've climbed
The best golfer's black, the best rapper's white an' it's about damn time
But we best beware, there's a brand new fight, you see
And I hate to say we might be our own worst enemy
We watched Oklahoma sifting through the damage
And we watched a US President get caught
We watched shareholders watched their savings vanish
We all cried when we watched those towers fall

We lost Minnie Pearl, Ron Reagan and Sam Ahan
We even lost Superman.

Expensive gas and free downloads
The dot-com boom, and reality shows
What's gonna happen next is anybody's guess
Satellite radio and hybrid cars
Hand-held computers and a trip to Mars
It's all become a part of who we are
In the last ten years.

In the last ten years.

We lost George Harrison, John Paul and June Carter-Cash
Hell, we even lost Superman

Gonna miss you Chris...