Track of the Week: “My List” by Toby Keith

Track of the WeekEvery time! Every single time I hear “My List” by Toby Keith I get choked up. What amazes me is that I know the sobs are coming and yet I can’t stop them. What a sentimental fool I am!

Something about this song touches a very sensitive nerve. Its about making time for the important things in life: family, friends and love. All of those things are near and dear to my heart and yet I never feel like I make enough time for them. Perhaps that’s why I have an emotional reaction to this song.

I think it is fitting that my brother Ed introduced me to this song a few years ago. He knows that I don’t like country music much, but he showed me anyway. I guess he knew I’d be touched by the lyrics. Maybe he was affected by the song as much as I was and we’re more alike than we realize.

Whatever the case may be, it is ironic that Ed is one of those people in my life who I wish I could spend more time with. We see each other fairly often and we get along great. But I remember the fun I had as boy goofing around everyday with my little brother and I mourn the fact that it’s hard to match that kind of closeness as an adult.

“My List,” however, reminds me that I can sure try. I just have to make a little time for that.

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3 Responses to Track of the Week: “My List” by Toby Keith

  1. Pamela Wood says:

    Very sweet post … but I still can’t believe you picked a country song!

  2. pops says:

    Even though it’s country, it’s a good song if it manages to stir your emotions. Makes me remember times I had with my brothers. In much the same way this song done by an American Idol winner makes you stop and ponder what’s really important in the time we are here…

    As always…great post!
    LOVE, Dad

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