Sunday, May 09, 2010

A Mother Of A Flood

While sending out greetings to the mothers in my life, I spoke with my best friend Vicki, in Nashville to send out some love on the day dedicated to her; you'd think I didn't talk to or text her everyday!

In addition to her full time culinary school, full time mothering duties, full time wifely duties and part-time banquet server duties, she's also been doing a whole hell of a lot of clean-up as a result of the flooding. Her husband owns a custom cabinet shop that was hit by the water, her home got some minor flooding in the laundry room and family room which meant they had to tear up carpet and dry out the place and her kids had been out of school for almost a week since they closed up most of the schools in the Metro school district. It's been pretty hairy.

This song is by Victoria Banks and I found the video while trying to find any pictures and videos of the flooding. When it first happened, I was watching TV trying to catch a glimpse of it on the news but it wasn't covered very extensively so the most I got was from the local Nashville news websites.

I lived in Nashville for a short while and LOVE the city. Many of the places depicted in these photos are places I know or have been to.
All the people I know who live there are in my everyday thoughts. I can keep tabs on most of them through Vicki, and have, so I know they're all okay. I just hope the city gets back on its feet soon.

Here are the lyrics to the song (written on May 5 by Victoria Banks) in the video:

City of Dreams

I’m poets and pirates and legends and lore
Honkeytonk angels and old troubadours
Lost souls and lovers with hearts on their sleeves
I am your city of dreams

I’m dirt road and fireflies and bright neon lights
High rises, doublewides, left wing and right
As big or as small as you want me to be
I am your city, I am your…

City of Dreams
My faith is just worn it’s just
Tattered and torn at the seams
But don’t you give up, don’t you give up
Don’t you give up on me

I’m teachers and research and farms bailing hay
Sports fans and symphonies, beer and champage
I’m black and I’m white and all shades in between
I am your city of dreams

I’m baptized in tears and a river of rain
The tears will run dry but the scars will remain
But I’m not as broken and I know I seem
‘Cause I am your city, I am your…

City of Dreams
My faith is just worn it’s just
Tattered and torn at the seams
But don’t you give up, don’t you give up
Don’t you give up on me
I’m strong and I’m scared
That sweet Southern grace it runs deep
So don’t you give up, don’t you give up
Don’t give up on me


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1 YEAR AGO:
Hail To The Driver
2 YEARS AGO:
Eddie Shows His Good Side Friday
3 YEARS AGO:
Go Bananas!!
4 YEARS AGO:
Shmuley Says
5 YEARS AGO:
Fangboner

2 comments:

Plum Trucker said...

I feel this is terrible. Such a beautiful city. The Grand Old Opry is completely flooded. It about broke Kendall's heart. He worked for Gaylord Entertainment which owns Gaylord Opry Land and The Grand Old Opry. Such a historical place with wonderful memories. It's just sad :(

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Vick