Saturday, April 03, 2010


What do the Dixie Chicks, Woohoo and Rojo have to do with each other you ask? Ah! Yes! Well, you see, Amber at Believing Soul burned me a mixed CD, which I more than love, frankly, I'm fully obsessed with, and on that CD is a song by the Chicks.

"Landslide." I have listened to it approximately 2,148 times since she gave it to me mid-March. And each time I do, I think of Woohoo and Rojo, and I think about how they're getting older, and I've built my life around them. I am getting older, and the seasons are changing, and some days I am handling that better than others. In two years Woohoo will be away at college. C-O-L-L-E-G-E! In two years Rojo will be turning sixteen. S-I-X-T-E-E-N! And it was JUST Christmas and it is ALMOST summer, and as Rojo tells me everyday, "Time flies by." Yes, if the seasons aren't changing, they soon will be.

LANDSLIDE, The Dixie Chicks
Lyrics by Stevie Nicks

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes bolder, children get older I'm getting older too, well


Suzy said...

Yeh, I must have listened to (and still do) the version by Stevie Nicks a million times.

It never grows old.

Love you


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful song, thank you.

Brenda said...

Huge fan of the acoustic version done by Fleetwood Mac.

But your take on it is so poignant. Do not even want to think about the future and letting go.

Cause that's so hard.

Deb Shucka said...

Some days it feels like we're buried under the weight of it and some days it feels like we're riding the crest of it. It all feels a bit easier somehow in good company.

Elizabeth said...

Love this song -- when anyone sings it. I obsessed for a while listening to this famous public school in NYC sing it -- PS 22? I can't remember, but it's worth finding if you can. Thanks for the link and the lovely listening...

kario said...

Ai yai yai! Don't start with me! As my friend, Becky, has told me time and again, "You've gotta get right with you because one day those kids of yours are going to be on their own and you've got to make sure you know who you are without them." Crap! More work to do... said...

Love the Chicks.

Love Amber.

Love you!

jess said...

that song KILLS me.


Anonymous said...

Love this song -- I have a version of the Dixie Chicks singing it with Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow. I'll burn you a CD.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

This is so heavy. It unnerves me to think about how little time we have left until they're grown. We'll still be their moms, of course, but it will be different. Love.

Wanda said...

If anyone can find can.

Amber said...

REALLY??!!!! *HUGE smile*

I am SOOOO happy you said that. Now imagine I am hugging you every time you play it.


hcgoodman said...

One of my favorite songs of all times. Highly recomend you check out Stevie signing it, if you haven't already.