Facing the truth…part 2

You’ll remember that last week I wrote about women and facelifts here around Lake Chapala.  And said I’d never get one; that I had better ways to spend $4,000US. 

Just got a message from my good friend Dom at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.  She said that after reading that blog, she had a perfect song for me.  And so she does!  And I can’t think of anyone I’d rather be compared to than Willie Nelson.  Well, okay, Elizabeth Taylor in her youth….but, you know, even Elizabeth Taylor didn’t look like that when she got older. 

Anyhow, here’s the music video link that Dom sent along, as well as the lyrics to the song.  And, as my friend Larry at Towson University in Maryland pointed out, since I’ve just passed the two billionth second of my life, I think maybe I DON’T look so bad!  Thanks, my good friends!  And happy two gigasec birthday to me!

Here’s the link….if it doesn’t work, search for “My Tribute & Nod to Willie Nelson” on YouTube.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFeEOal8f4Y

Lyrics:

This face is all I have, worn and lived in
And lines below my eyes are like old friends
And this old heart’s been beaten up
And my ragged soul has had things rough
And this face is all I have.  Worn and lived in
The fairest they can fall, bored in believing
Something to achieve, this peaceful feeling
After all these tears are only true
And your silver spoons can’t dig up my roots
And this face is all I have, worn and lived in

*chorus*

Worn and lived in
Through the tides of time
Worn and lived in
This face of mine
And I kept believing the reflection on the wall
Who needs to be the fairest of them all. 
I never looked like you, cool and streamlined
I have this honesty that grows with time
And when cracks appear they suit me fine
Like a good old dog you won’t hear me whine
And this face is all I have, worn and lived in.

*chorus*

Worn and lived in
Through the tides of time
Worn and lived in
This face of mine
And I kept believing the reflection on the wall
Who needs to be the fairest of them all.
Sins and lies, they take the place of truth and answers
You can trade a glance and call it second sight.
You can’t buy sympathetic mirrors,
And honesty is an answer you can’t find
And I kept believing the reflection on the wall
Who needs to be the fairest of them all

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About Barbara

in april of 2008, i moved from the united states to mexico. during my working days, i held lots and lots of jobs....almost all chosen because they were fun or interesting instead of how much they paid. when i started thinking about retirement (in my 40s), i realized that i would never be able to retire to a country where english was the native language. and although i had traveled to every state in the US -- and lived in lots of them -- i had never been outside the country with the exception of canada and mexico. and since you now know that i could never afford to retire in canada (even to the french-speaking area), mexico won by default.
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2 Responses to Facing the truth…part 2

  1. Jonnie says:

    Wow, what a great song! Thanks so much to Barb’s good friend Dom for sharing.

  2. Dominique says:

    You’re welcome Jonnie. I love me some Willie as well as some Barb! I think it a GREAT song. Everyone should love the face they live in!

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