Confessions of a Sentimentalist

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Was watching reruns of the American Music Awards 2010 yesterday and OOHHHH MAN, I love this song as soon as the acoustic verses came on. And true enough, the lyrics are just as likable as the song.

Times Like These by Kid Rock.

The lakes and pines they bleed of beauty and grace
And the rivers they run wild like an endless race
The forests soar so high then fall to the sea
As church bells ring and sing in harmony

I heard them say they’re shuttin’ Detroit down
But I won’t leave cuz’ this is my hometown

And it’s times like these we can’t replace
It’s times like these we must embrace
And even though it’s bittersweet and brings us to our knees
It makes us who we are, in times like these

The concrete and steel stand strong against the wind
With the memories of what was and what has been
The sounds of sweet soul music and blue-collar blues
There were 17 colors for a Chevy all red white and blue

I heard them say that you can’t save that town
But I won’t leave, I will stand my ground

And it’s times like these we can’t replace
It’s times like these we must embrace
And even though it’s bittersweet and brings us to our knees
It makes us who we are, in times like these

The ice and snow give way to a new spring bloom
In the wake that hope and faith they will be home soon
A new day dawns as the good Lord shines from above
Cuz in the rubble and rust there remains a whole lotta love

And I was here watchin’ it all go down
And I’ll still be, when it comes back around

And it’s times like these we can’t replace
It’s times like these we must embrace
And even though it’s bittersweet and brings us to our knees
It makes us who we are, in times like these
It makes us who we are in times like these

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Written by GekTeng

January 5, 2011 at 5:02 PM

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