Friday, January 29, 2010

Life Soundtrack 20

Shinedown, Second Chance

An autobiographical piece about the songwriter's decision to leave his hometown to pursue his dreams, against the wishes of his parents. It's a story anyone who's walked away from a fundamentalistic background will relate to, at least to some extent. I consider myself fortunate that I was able to do so without damaging any family relationships, but it's still felt at times like leaving home in other ways...

1 comment:

CrackerLilo said...

I do relate to it, even though it's not the type of music I normally like. I feel a lot of strain between myself and several of my relatives. When I moved to NYC to be with my wife, it was like my decisions had become "real" to them--I wasn't just a kid in a rebellious phase anymore.

Great song choice.