Thursday, May 23, 2013

You know how sometimes song lyrics...

...get stuck in your brain...
and you are compelled to sing them over and over and over and over and over (teehee!) again... the irritation and dismay of others...
(in my case Mr. Jenny's)
...and you realize that the song lyrics you are singing have absolutely nothing to do with what is going on in your life but you can't stop, regardless.
Me, too.
I get all that.
Because I have been singing Neil Diamond's "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"...
Over and over.
"Pack up the babies,
and grab the old ladies...
'cause everyone knows
brother Love's show
(if you don't know this song you can click on the title above for a link!)
I think I've been singing this 'cuz we are getting for a little road trip!
We're off to see our Grandson, Quinn who celebrated his first birthday a few weeks ago.

I've been painting all kinds of stuff to take up in the truck!
A little picnic table.
A rocking chair!
A growth chart!

For some reason our laden down pick-up truck is making me think of this song.
Although it's not August.
And I don't even know who Brother Love is.
Hot August night and the leaves hangin' down
And the grass on the ground smellin' - sweet
Move up the road to the outside o' town
And the sound o' that good gospel beat
Sits a ragged tent, where there ain't no trees
And that gospel group, tellin' you and me

It's Love, Brother Love
Say Brother Love's Travellin' Salvation Show
Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies
And everyone goes, 'cause everyone knows, Brother Love's show
I love road trips, man!
I just hope I can get this song out of my head before my husband leaves me at a rest stop somewhere between Arizona and Idaho!
Hallelujah, baby!
We're rolling north!

I hope you and Brother Love have a great Memorial Day weekend!
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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Perfect road trip song! Enjoy your time with the family!! I hope you don't drive Mr Jenny too crazy. I hate when a song is stuck in my head!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful treasures! You did a wonderful job on them. The travel songs are new to me, but I really like them.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Neil Diamond is my secret love, and Brother Love is a favorite song! Did you know that it was inspired by a tent revival that he attended in Mississippi?
Have a wonderful and safe trip -- love that cute picnic table!
Hey, with all that piled up in the truck maybe you should sit in the rocking chair and sing the Beverly Hillbillies song... just sayin'

Debra @ Homespun said...

I love that little table!! So cute! Lucky kids! :)

ImagiMeri said...

I guess we're not gettin together any time soon! sigh!

Have fun and please be careful out there on the crazy roads of America.

Call me when you get back.

Love ya'

Jenny Short said...

Darling little boy and presents. I think I'll make a table like that for Ezra and Annie but with my own design. They need one and Ezra has a birthday coming up. Have a great road trip and sing your heart out if it makes you happy! xo Jenny

Dazee Dreamer said...

That picnic table would sure look nice on my deck. Just sayin. I get those dang songs going all the time too. Especially when the weatherman says its going to be sunshiny tomorrow. Every time I start singing sunshine go away today. I know weird

Janie Junebug said...

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, funny little cubbie all stuffed with fluff, he's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, willy nilly silly old bear. That one gets me every time. I've never gotten stuck with Brother Love before.


Sue said...

What a little cutie, and Grandma and Grandpa are bringing him some pretty neat goodies!

Have a fun, safe trip!


noexcuses said...

He's adorable, and will love seeing you more than anything! I love the gifts you've been working on!

I get songs stuck in my head all the time. Often they inspire me to write about an experience! LOVE anything by Neil Diamond!

Safe travels!

Ms. A said...

I hate getting one stuck. Fortunately for those around me, I don't sing them out loud.

MyJourneyBack said...

It cracked me up! We used the song in church on Sunday. We have a different kind of church.
Our message was about Praise and Worship. My Cowboy found the coolest video of the song. I send the link to you. I am a Neil Diamond fan so I enjoyed it. Our teenage boys just kinda weren't too sure. But now they are calling My Cowboy. Brother Love. LOL.
It is a great song and kind of hard to get out of your head! Enjoy your trip.
I love the little blue table.
It's A day isn't it? I didn't even look at the ABC post. I got caught up in Brother Love.

Anita said...

Why does that happen?! lol

I get them stuck in my head too, and my kids say, "Oh no!" Especially, because most of the time I don't get the lyrics right.

But...singing is good. When you're singing, you're feeling good.

Great artwork on the table and other things! I know you'll have a wonderful time visiting your grandson and his family.

Theresa said...

Oh yes, I know that song and thanks for putting it in my head! Can't wait to hear all about your trip to see your cutiepie grandson! Love all of your artwork! Enjoy your day, HUGS!

storybeader said...

I am NOT going to look at that video - you're not getting me to sing Neil Diamond all weekend! Cutie grandson, and picnic table! {:-D

Pam Beers. said...

The Grandkidlet is adorable.

Now I'm inspired to paint something as long as it's not the cat.

I keep singing the Marine hymn..."From the hall of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli". I'm not sure why, maybe it's because I love the uniform or because it's Memorial Day weekend coming up...I don't know. But, I'm driving my family crazy.

Hugs and a joyous memorial cay to all. Go hug a marine.

Judie said...

What a great song! Here I am, back in the south, where I went to many of a revival with my grandmother when I was a little girl. Things have changed for me now--you'll see just how much when you ready my "A" offering--but I do love Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (tapping my foot and humming.) Have fun on your road trip. Give Quinn a good squeeze, then come back home and start painting more wonderful objects d'art!!


Annesphamily said...

Have a fun and exciting trip! You are good grandparents taking such a bounty of fun gifts along! Be safe and enjoy the ride! I LOVE Neil Diamond and have seen him in concert many times! SIGH!

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Have a great time! Hope you made a road trip mix to play you on your way.

Viki said...

Have fun..

Rita said...

Thanks for the ear worm!
Have a wonderful time. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the picnic table you're taking as well as the rest of the treasures. Have a lovely road trip.

Good thing I don't know the words to this song, although I love it. Nice to hear Neil Diamond's voice. Haven't heard him in a long time.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny don't make Mr Jenny leave you! Go see that baby boy and enjoy!

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Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Happy 1st Birthday Quinn! Have a safe trip.

pasqueflower said...

Little Quinn is such a cutie! So glad you can celebrate his birthday with him. That little picnic table is the CUTEST!! Have a safe trip!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Safe travels to you both; that little one is a DOLL! He will be thrilled to see you both and all the goodies you've loaded up. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

How exciting that you are on the way to see Quinn! What wonderful items you have painted! I love the Dream On sign!