Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Music Meme (Day 14) - A Song No One Would Expect Me to Love

I grew up with horses.  I rode Western (English and Dressage too.)  I spent time at horse shows and rodeos, which meant I was exposed to a lot of Country music. I am definitely not a Country music lover, although I enjoy some Country.  I have almost one hundred Country songs in my music library.  I don't listen to them all that often, but there are definitely some I like a lot when I'm in the mood.  I have some Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, and Taylor Swift.  One of the albums I have contains 10 songs and I delight in them all!  That is extremely rare for me, even within my favorite genres.  Of those songs I have chosen She's Taken A Shine. (<------Live acoustic version from 2008) It is sung by John Berry and is from his 1996 album, Faces.




She's Taken a Shine
Written by:  Greg Barnhill and Richard Bach

Rosie never was one for turning heads
She was just always kinda there
She had a few nice features more or less
No red ribbons in her hair

Since that Jessie's been coming to the diner
Folks are saying that she's never looked finer
She's got a different air

She's taken a shine to him
Becoming the woman that she's never been
And all of guys are wishin' they hadn't been so blind
She's taken a shine to life
Now's there a sparkle in her eye
They all missed a gem - a diamond within
She's taken a shine

Rosie hardly messed a bit of work
Never took vacation days
Home, or the diner, it was all the same to her
She didn't know any other way

But each afternoon now she starts to come alive
'Cause Jessie's there each day to pick her up at five
You ought to hear them say

She's taken a shine to him
Becoming the woman that she's never been
And all of guys are wishin' they hadn't been so blind
She's taken a shine to life
Now's there a sparkle in her eye
They all missed a gem - a diamond within
She's taken a shine

Oh, what a little love can do
Now that she's found herself
She's stronger than she ever knew

She's taken a shine to him
Becoming the woman that she's never been
And all of guys are wishin' they hadn't been so blind
She's taken a shine to life
Now's there a sparkle in her eye
They all missed a gem - a diamond within
She's taken a shine

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