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You Should Be Here – A Country Song for Our Loved Ones Who Watch from Heaven

Cole Swindell Hits a Homerun of the Heart with His Latest Release ‘You Should Be Here’

It does the one thing a true hit song should do, it sneaks up on you, and unwittingly tells your life story.

The music matters, but, as always, the words seal the deal.

Sitting in my kitchen this morning, enjoying the first coffee of the day, listening to Country 94.7, as I always do, these lyrics draw me toward my radio where I punch up the volume to my favorite setting, ‘too loud’.

“You Should Be Here … It’s one of those moments, that’s got your name written all over it.
And you know that if I had just one wish it’d be that you didn’t have to miss this.
Aw you should be here

As I continue to listen, the tears flow down my face, and my husband, with water filling the corners of his eyes, walks over to hug me.

That’s country music; magnetic song lyrics that paint the major makers of your life with music.

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The Video Let’s You Share a Part of Mr. Cole Swindell’s Personal Story

Instead of writing about the details of the video, I’ll let you watch it, where you’ll easily understand what this song is about and why Cole Swindell wrote it; about his dad, for his dad.

Although the details of each of our lives vary, this song speaks to all us who’ve lost someone we desperately love and miss, especially when we’ve reached those grand life milestones. Whether we’re getting married, signing a record deal, having a baby, or achieving an unachievable goal, we wish for that one impossible thing, that they could be here to share it with us.

We Lost Dad Too Soon As Well

You Should Be Here Dad

You Should be Here Dad

As my kids go through life and work to achieve their goals, I wish my father could be here to see it. He would be so happy watching everyone working hard to get to where they want to be, handling their struggles with grace and just plowing forward through all of it.

One of my sons is about to achieve a milestone in music as well, and my dad would be so proud of him! I wish he could be here, ‘he would be all over this’ (lyrics).

Dad would be especially proud of my brother Johnny right now. My brother, who I love with all my heart (I love you too Larry, my other brother!), has coordinated the build of his brand new home over the past year, and did so while working full-time! No small feat.

The build will be finished in the next month and he and my lovely sister-in-law Karen, will be moving in. This hasn’t been an easy process for Johnny, but I know without a doubt, ‘dad would be all over this‘ <—oh that’s putting it mildly bro! Johnny, Cole Swindell’s lyrics seem to be all about dad, this is for you:

“You’d be loving this, you’d be freaking out, you’d be smiling, yeah
I know you’d be all about what’s going on right here right now.
God I wish somehow you could be here”

A Couple of Crazy Coincidences to note about this song: Cole Swindell’s dad was born August 23rd, our dad August 22nd, and Cole Swindell released this hit single, on December 14th, 2015; December 14th is my third son’s birthday. Hmmm…the angels are working in a strange way. I know you’re here dad, but as Cole Swindell says, ‘They say now you’re in a better place, and I would be too if I could see your face’.

About Cole Swindell and ‘You Should Be Here’

Released as the lead single for his upcoming album, Ashely Gorley and Cole Swindell are the writers of this magnificent song. Although the single is fairly new, as of January 2016 the song is doing very well on both the Canadian and US Country Music Charts. I personally predict a number one position for this one.

Cole Swindell. born in 1983, isn’t a newcomer to country music. He’s written for many well-known names over the years; Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan. Fans of Mr. Swindell can find more about him via his Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

“Dad, this is one of those moments that’s got your name written all over it” (Lyrics)

A Personal Dedication: I know Dad is proud of all of us, Mom, Johnny, Larry, Marnie, John, Karen, Fiona, Justin, Jared, Joshua, Jesse, Robyn, Chris, Jason, Nicole, Danielle, Ryan, Me, and all of his siblings and friends.

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  1. Susan says:

    Such a touching song and a wonderful tribute. I’m missing my big little brother this week as he misses his birthday, celebrating in Heaven again this year. We’ve had lots of moments that have had his name written all over them since he’s been gone. I am thankful for the blessed assurance that we’ll see him again someday!

  2. Susan, thanks for stopping by. It’s a tough part of life to reach those milestones without those we love. Their name will be written all over every event won’t it. 🙂

  3. Beautiful song! Beautifully written tribute. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Cynthia says:

    This is a great song and video! I am sure we can all identify with this song and have someone we think of when we hear it.

  5. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia <3

  6. Pat, thanks for reading and listening as well

  7. Beautiful heartfelt song, thanks so much for sharing it. It hits home with me for sure ’cause I lost my dad when he was only 50 and I was 21, he was a musician as well not famous only with me. I had a tape of his music and got it transferred to cd, added other musicians to some of them while some of them were original with just my dad, I also wrote and sang a song as a Tribute to him on it as well. The proceeds from the sales of the cd allowed me to erect a beautiful headstone for him that he so deserved, (we didn’t have the money when he passed to buy a big one, just a small one) The day that I received the finished cd, I went to the cemetery and parked by his grave and turned the volume up and played it all for him, he should’ve been here <3

  8. How incredibly touching. Very moving. Just thinking of you at the cemetery playing the CD to your dad, brings tears. So sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing this. I sure do underrstand what it means to miss someone this much.

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