Reason 60: Songs with meaning

Thursday, May 13, 2010.

Have you ever found a song that defines you?  Of course one song cannot define you over your entire life (well, maybe it can). But I was considering this tonight and began listening to some favorites.

The song on my mind tonight is "Vienna" by Billy Joel. I love listening to it.  Again, very old school. 

This is just a very well-written song.  And seeing as how at this point in my life I think I am losing my mind, it fits (I am double majoring at Brigham Young University with plans to graduate one year early in one of the most time consuming majors on campus [Athletic Training- also the coolest].  I talked a counselor into waiving my registration so I could take OVER maximum credits in a term that ends less than 48 hours before I get married.  AND I'm working with the BYU football team in the fall, pulling a crazy schedule as a new wife.  Told you I've lost it.).  Maybe the wise Billy Joel is trying to tell me something here...  

Slow down, you crazy child
you're so ambitious for a juvenile 

Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You'd better cool it off before you burn it out
You've got so much to do and
Only so many hours in a day 

Slow down, you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time 

Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight

Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?

Slow down, you crazy child
and take the phone off the hook and disappear for awhile
it's all right, you can afford to lose a day or two 
When will you realize..Vienna waits for you? 

Amusing, eh?  Regardless of my insanity I have the support of my family, my fiance, my friends, and most importantly I feel GOOD about everything I am trying to accomplish right now.  The decision to push hard and graduate early is looking really good as I consider the Masters of Science program here.  And I'm pretty sure if I wasn't super busy right now, I'd be losing my mind anyways.

Thanks for the advice, Mr. Joel.  I will keep that in mind as I set out on my next big adventure.  35 Days ♥

P.S. Successful midterms.  Eat that Orthopaedic Impairments and Exercise Physiology.  


Val said...

Love Billy Joel, this song, and you. Sam you are pretty terrific. Just so you know. Savoir-faire. I was introduced to this noun the other day and the first thing I thought of was you. Google it.

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