Posted by : Sherri Cornelius Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I try to hide my sappy side, but I don't think I do a very good job of it. I thought I'd share some of the songs that get me right here. I'm ashamed to admit these songs make me cry. I'm so weak.

I don't know how to imbed music here, so I'm imbedding the videos. For me, a video lessens the impact of a well-crafted song, so do me a favor and don't watch the videos. Close your eyes and listen to the words.

I remember the first time I heard "Don't Take the Girl." I worked at Wal-Mart's electronics department, back when it first came out. Early nineties. We always had a display radio playing, resenting when a customer changed the station. Well, that day a customer changed it to a country station, and my co-worker said, "Oh, I love this song. Sherri, have you heard this?"

Let me just skip to the end of the story where I'm sobbing in the middle of Wal-Mart, asking a lady customer to wait while I got myself under control. She just nodded with a smile of understanding.

"What Might Have Been" still makes me cry, too, but I don't remember when I first heard it. It reminds me how bad I am at letting go of people. Even when it's for the best. Heck, maybe because it's for the best.

And the ever-classic "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." 'Nuff said.

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  1. Nope, you don't hide your sappy side well, but that's all right -- it's part of you, a special and cherished part, a piece of a lot of cool things that make you Sherri.

    We LIKE your sappy side.

    Let it shine. :)

  2. I love "Don't Take the Girl"
    It's like my favorite song of all time.
    I guess, I am your girl after all. ^.^
    Love you.

  3. I've had somewhat similar experiences when I worked at a record store. Place like that, can't help but be assaulted with all kinds of music which provoke all kinds of emotional responses.
    But it was never the sappy stuff that got to me, it was the "oh my, this is so lame I have to burst into laughter" songs and the "I haven't heard this in forever" ecstatic euphoric joy songs that usually got to me.
    The sappy songs were employed by me to make customers leave the store when it was closing time and I just wanted to go home. Nothing clears out a store like country music. Well, in my neck of the woods, Tim McGraw emptied the store really quickly.

  4. Riah, you are my girl. ;) Love you too.

    WIGSF, country music is the standard here, followed closely by classic heavy metal. And let me just say that most sappy songs earn an eye roll from me. These get me. I think it's because they tell a story.


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