Music is a big part of my everyday life. My kids and I have music hour at least twice a day. Why twice you ask? Well, the first hour they can listen to their music and the second hour they are exposed to the music that I love. Several weeks ago One2One Network sent me a free download for Five for Fighting‘s latest album “Slice”.
I’ve been a fan of John Ondrasik for several years. As a matter of fact when my husband and I were married I gave him tickets to see a local golf tournament. Much to my surprise, and joy, John was performing a free concert at the close of the days play. It was just him playing the keyboards and guitar. It was so unbelievable to see him perform my favorite songs from AmericaTown and The Battle for Everything. His mom was even there!
Anywho, Slice is just another great correlation of songs from this fantastic singer/song writer. The song “Chances” will be featured on the new film “The Blind Side” starring Sandra Bullock.
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can’t Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
Being a military wife, “Note to the Unknown Soldier” touches me more than I could ever express. It brings tears to my eyes and warms my heart at the same time. I know that’s a contradiction but one of the things that I love about John Ondrasik is his support for the men and women in the armed forces. This song brings to mind the sacrifice of those that put their lives on the line for our country every day. In the song he tells the story of an unknown soldier who he calls Sam.
He wonders who Sam was, what life he left behind and thanks him for all he did.
The last verse probably touches me the most:
You make me happy and sad
If you were here, I’d buy the beers
I’d shake your hand and say good man
And though the sun would shine about the same
It’s a better world because you came
Sincerely yours, my kids will know your name
I plan on including this CD into our care package to our adopted solider. I hope he enjoys it as much as I have.
*Disclosure: I received this CD free from One2One network. It by no means altered my opinion of the CD*