Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Secret of Life . . .

. . . is a beautiful photograph of a beautiful woman . . .

Laspata/DeCaro — Faith Hill

One of my favorite songs is The Secret of Life, performed by Faith Hill, written by Gretchen Peters. Many songs lyrics are obscure, many songs lyrics are inane. This song's lyrics are full of Zen, yet comprehensible, wisdom. One of the lyrics validates something I've known for years: The secret of life is gettin' up early, the secret of life is stayin' up late.

On CMT's version of Faith Hill's music video, when she sings 'Marilyn stares down from the barroom wall', there's a picture of Marilyn on the wall, but in the YouTube video version there is no picture, it's gone. What's with that? Something to do with the Monroe estate?

My wife knows that Faith Hill is a woman I'd run off with in a moment's notice, but it's something my wife doesn't worry about for even a moment. 'The secret of life is to find the right woman'—I got that one covered.


2 comments:

joe bloke said...

my missus has always known that I'd leave her in a flash if Ava Gardner turned up at the door, but has never seemed to care too much about it, I'm guessing on account of the lovely Ava being a bit dead an' all.

I haven't told her about Monica Bellucci. . .

M. D. Jackson said...

Yeah, I've got that one covered as well, although she doesn't worry about me running off with anyone because traveling back in time to try to meek Katherine Hepburn in her 20's seems impossible (at the moment). In fact the idea tends to provoke her to fits of laughter, which is a little unsettling.

The only reason that I'd need to would be if George Clooney were to move into our neighborhood.