Songs That Never Get Old....episode 3

I can't really tell you WHY I love this song so much. I have never been to Alaska and I have never been, nor will I probably ever be a housewife, but the first time I heard Michelle Shocked's 'Anchorage'(many many years ago) I fell in love with the song.

I think it is the general theme that I connect so much with, that we all probably connect with. Life rarely seems to go as we plan, but even when it does go down a different path it can still lead to some pretty amazing destinations. That is what I hear in this song.



I took the time to write to my old friend
I walked across that burning bridge
I mailed my letter off to Dallas but
Her reply came from Anchorage, Alaska

She said Hey girl its about time you wrote
Its been over two years now my old friend
Take me back to the days of the foreign telegrams
And the all night rock'n rollin' hey Chel
We was wild then

Hey Chel you know its kinda funny
Texas always seems so big
But you know youre in the largest State in the Union
When youre anchored down in Anchorage

Hey girl I think the last time I saw you
Was on me and Leroys wedding day
What was the name of that
Love song you played

I forgot how it goes
I dont recall how it goes

Leroy got a better job so we moved
Kevin lost a tooth, hes starting school
I got a brand new eight month old baby girl
I sound like a housewife
I think I'm a housewife

Hey girl whats it like to be in New York
New York City imagine that
Whats it like to be a skateboard punk rocker
Leroy says send a picture
Leroy says hello
Leroy says keep on rocking girl
Yeh keep on rocking

1 Response to "Songs That Never Get Old....episode 3"

  • Dale Says:

    Got that right, B. I had planned on being in pharmacy in college, had to take a job at an IT company, and haven't ever looked back.