Automatic

Do you ever think about how things used to be way back when?  I mean, before there were cell phones and computers.  When you had to write someone a letter and put a stamp on it to keep in touch with long distance friends.  When you had to call someone on the house phone to say hello.  When a guy had to walk up to you to ask you out? When you passed notes in class, because there wasn't any text messaging? Oh those were the good old days!  Sometimes I miss those days.  VHS and cassette tapes!

You know I love my country music, right? Well, country songs are good at telling it how it is!  Rascal Flatts has a song called Mayberry that really tells how it is.  Take the first few lines for example ~

Sometimes it feels like this world is spinning faster that it did in the old days
So naturally we have more natural disasters from the strain of a fast pace
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Sunday was the day of rest | Now it's one more day for progress
And we can't slow down cause more is best  | It's all an endless process

Seriously!  It's all so true.  Do you remember the movie That Thing You Do?  It's one of my favorites! There's a scene in the movie where the dad is looking at the competition's add in the newspaper and sees that they are open on Sunday.  He makes a comment about how a family should have to stay open on Sundays. I agree!

Miranda Lambert has a song out now called Automatic and it rings so true to how I feel about my own generation and everything that we take for granted.  Some of my favorite lines are ~

If you had something to say | You'd right it on a piece of paper
Then you'd put a stamp on it and they'd get it three days later
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Let's pull the windows down | Windows with the cranks
Come on let's take a picture | The kind you gotta shake
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Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn | Doing it all by hand
'Cause when everything is handed to you |It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it | Back before everything became automatic