Dress Rehearsal by Carolyn Dawn Johnson – Life Doesn’t Wait for Us to Get it Right (Lyrics)
‘Days Pass Me By Just Like Moments’ – These are the first words in the song ‘Dress Rehearsal’ by powerhouse Canadian Country Artist Carolyn Dawn Johnson
This country music hit goes back to 2004. It’s an anthem about time and life and how we work so hard at where we’re going, that we forget to stop and live … A truth perfectly expressed in the lyric; ‘life doesn’t wait for us to get it right day after night, it just goes on when goes wrong, it goes then it’s gone’
‘Maybe I Should Slow Down’ Take a Breath, Realize, Time is Irreversible’ – Lyrics That Most of Us Can Relate to at Some Point in Life
Is this you? Do you sometimes feel like a cat chasing it’s tail? It’s incredible that in this modern age of information and technology that we’ve lost the one thing all of this ‘stuff’ was suppose to provide us with…More Time.
The world seems to spin faster and it only stops when we decide to analyze ourselves, our purpose and the point of it all. Life doesn’t have to be complicated. When faced with overwhelming moments, sometimes the simplest solution is the best; try taking a ten minute meditation time out – small breaks in our routine can help us to refocus and, if done consistently enough, can aid us in getting our ‘center’ back.
‘Don’t Wait for the Perfect Situation, It Will Never Come Around’ – Another Poignant Lyric from the Song ‘Dress Rehearsal’
Whether it’s waiting to tell someone you care, you love them, or something you just want them to know, waiting is sometimes our enemy. We wait, but what do we wait for…Depending upon what needs to be said, maybe we wait hoping we’ll never have to say it. This may be true for some relationships. But often times the simplest solution to our life problems are staring us in the face; a hug, a sincere apology, a heartfelt thank you, even a much needed goodbye. It’s the easy things, often disguised as hard things, we sometimes wait to do. Maybe some of us keep ourselves busy so we’ll never have to face the ‘guts’ of our life. As the song says, don’t wait.
‘When the Show is Over and they Lay me Down, I want to be Remembered for the Love I Spread Around’
Ever wonder why something so simple as giving and receiving love can turn into something we have to plan to do, or at least remember we’re here to do? It’s odd isn’t it – we do complicate our lives and the song is right….‘This ain’t no dress rehearsal’.
Who is Carolyn Dawn Johnson?
She’s a Juno Award Winning Canadian Country Music Singer Songwriter from Grand Prairie, Alberta. She was born April 30th, 1971 and has recorded four albums. Carolyn Dawn Johnson has been the recipient of numerous nominations and winner of a number including winning Female Artist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2012. Listen to another Carolyn Dawn Johnson song, Complicated.
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