I have always liked this song.  Hearing it again for the first time in sobriety, really changes the meaning for me.  During the holidays, it is the time to Paint the Town Beige!  Perfect example of this in my life came Saturday night.  After church we went to a Christmas party with our gym at a local restaurant.  They messed up the reservations so the tables weren’t ready when we got there.  So of course everyone was gathered around the bar.  No issues there.  I got my glass of water and stood around talking.  Everyone started migrating over to bar tables while we were waiting

Music has always been a part of my life.  In the late 70’s and 80’s it was Rock.  AC/DC, Van Halen, Rush, Styx, Sammy Hagar, Judas Priest etc…  In the 90’s it was more of the new music like Collective Soul, Nirvana, Sublime with some Country thrown in.  The 2000’s saw me going more Country and late 60’s/70’s music.  When the 2010’s hit I migrated more to what we call Texas Country or Red Dirt Country.  Artists like Cory Morrow, Pat Green, Roger Creager, 1100 Springs, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland etc.  I still gravitate to that music today.  My wife doesn’t care for it

This song hits my heart in many ways as well.  My life was empty.  I didn’t have any true friends.  I was truly dead inside.  As I mentioned in another post, I was baptized this past summer and I have prayed for the Lord to help me.  I was finally willing to listen and opened my heart to what he was telling me.  My life is getting more full by the day! My life was as empty As the bottle by my bed My friends turned into strangers And I was all but dead Jesus came and found me there That day those demons bled