Monday, July 4, 2011
It's The Fourth of July.....Amen!
Lyrics | Kid Rock lyrics - Amen lyrics
When I say I'm a fan of Kid Rock, people look at me as if something ugly just grew out of my head. One of the joys of my life is music, and while I prefer classic rock, I listen to just about everything. Sometimes, when I least expect it a song will resonate inside me somewhere and I will explore other songs by that same person.
Back in the day, when I was a wrestling fan, Vince McMahon was forced to change the promotion name from WWF to WWE. He did it on a Monday Night Raw broadcast with a retrospective of past wrestlers, his father and a Kid Rock song "Lonely Road of Faith". I remember thinking that Kid Rock had possibilities so I started to listen to some of his other songs.
Then my grandkids gave me his CD, "Rock and Roll Jesus" the year it came out. This song is one of my favorites from that CD. There is a raw truth in what he sings about. Sort of a litany of what's wrong with America and it's people and at the same time there is the hope in all that is right. He expresses the contradictory nature of what goes on sometimes in my head. He does one other thing when I listen to his songs, he gives me hope that we'll get it right eventually. I say that because there's a world of young people out there who are bigger fans of his music than I am.