Back Before Everything Became... Automatic

Monday, May 5, 2014

Recently I've been thinking a lot about my high school English teacher, Ms. Mix. She was a pretty awesome English teacher. She helped me to disliked English class a little less. Her class was fun though because she loved to use mixed media in order to convey her classroom messages.

One of our homework assignments was to listen to Sympathy For the Devil by The Rolling Stones and analyze it. Have you ever really listened to the song?! It's very interesting when you stop to think about it.

Anyway, thanks to Ms. Mix I have taken that with me whenever I listen to a song. Okay, so maybe I don't analyze songs that much, but I do really like to stop and listen to them more than face value. Automatic by Miranda Lambert is one of those songs.

Although I don't have the authority or necessarily agree that everything was better back when we weren't completely automatic and instantaneous, I do believe that she has it right that things have so much more meaning when you put time into them. Having a hand-written note means so much more than just getting a text message. And getting a new Easter dress each year, it just felt so special to dress up in your Sunday best.

This song makes me nostalgic for a time period I didn't even live in. Sometimes I really wish I could step back in time and see if things are as great as my imagination makes them out to be.

PS If you like the music I listen to you might want to hop over to Elizabeth's blog Closer Than Yesterday because my guest post was published on Saturday about my Top Road Trip Songs.

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  1. This is such a great song!

  2. I love that song too! It definitely makes me yearn for a time I was never a part of! And I wish I had a teacher like that!!!

    Love Always,