Day 845 – Thankful for Wheels by Foo Fighters

While loading up some songs to play during our Rock Band “concert” last night we scrolled past one that caught my eye.  I’m pretty sure my exact response was a very loud and boisterous, “Hell yeah!!!”  At that point Rick called it correctly and said that with a reaction like that we had to go with it.  Thanks to the beauty of the internet we had the song downloaded and ready in short order.

As the song fired up I didn’t even need to watch the lyrics scroll across the screen.  It’d been a long time since I’ve heard the song, but the words came back as soon as I heard the first chords.

For me the song is a great reminder of the power of gratitude.  It’s essentially a story of someone in a plane that starts to have issues and seems like it’s going to crash.  The singer has the opportunity to really take stock of what they have around them.  In the past he’d always looked for more and better.  In that moment of thinking he’s going to die he pauses and realizes all the wonderful around him.  He’s grateful for all he’s had in life right before he’s about to die… but then the wheels touch ground and they’ve landed safely.  He gets a second shot at life, the opportunity to be grateful for all those around him and all he has.  In that moment of the wheels hitting the landing strip he’s gifted both life and stronger appreciation for the life he has.

All day long this song has been rolling through my head and has kept me smiling.  It’s reminded me in multiple occasions to be thankful for so many moments and has pushed me to remember to use the right perspective.  I am so thankful for the power of great music to bring more joy to my life.

Thanks!!!

“Wheels”

I know what you’re thinkin’
We were goin’ down
I can feel the sinkin’
But then I came around

And everyone I’ve loved before
Flashed before my eyes
And nothin’ mattered anymore
I looked into the sky

Well I wanted something better man
I wished for something new
And I wanted something beautiful
And wish for something true
Been lookin’ for a reason man
Something to lose

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it’s all over
There’s another round for you
When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)

Know your head is spinnin’
Broken hearts will mend
This is our beginning
Comin to an end

Well, you wanted something better man
You wished for something new
Well, you wanted something beautiful
Wished for something true
Been lookin for a reason man
Something to lose

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it’s all over
There’s another round for you
When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it’s all over
There’s another round for you
When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it’s all over
There’s another round for you
When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)

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