“In a place far away, where the water meets the sky
The thought of it makes me smile
You are my tomorrow…”
~Carrie Underwood, “See You Again”
Okay, so: I’ve been super excited to write about Carrie’s new album for this week’s edition of Tuesday’s Tunes, until I sat down at my desk, opened up a blank page, and realized … well, there’s actually not much I can say. Because for once – probably for the first time ever – I’ve kept my vow and not listened to even a snippet of any song on the CD, other than the lead single. Apparently patience is a virtue, after all. But even without having heard the music, even without having experienced the magic of melodies and meanings swirling together, I can tell you this: it’ll be fantastic. I looked up the lyrics to all fourteen songs so I could find the perfect ones to include with this post, and even now, while they’re only words on a computer screen and not chords humming through the air, they are just … lovely. Poignant. Relatable. Touching.
As is this video of Carrie performing her current single, “Good Girl,” with an elementary school chorus. It is SO CUTE. Truly, if you’re looking for something to make you smile, this is it.
Now … I’m off to go bug the employees at Target until they open the stock boxes and give me a copy to buy.
Are you a Carrie Underwood fan? Will you be buying her album BLOWN AWAY today? (Hint: the answers to those questions should be ‘yes’ and ‘yes’) Do you wait until a CD comes out to listen to its songs or do you ever cave in ahead of time?