Feb 14

A Dirt Road to the HorizonWhatever God you believe in, or even none at all – the recent economic crisis can shatter your beliefs and make you doubt the roads you are walking in life. Here are some calming lyrics most people can relate to.

Who knows, why we are doing what we are doing? Let’s just keep moving on, walking with our heads held high!

I never thought much of Kid Rock, for me he was just some dumb Punk, doing his thing and getting to ride Pamela Anderson – not my type though. Then my buddy Jeremiah introduced me to this song, during one of our last Karaoke sessions in Bali – man, I miss those!

So, this video is for you Jerm; and to everyone out there, who feels battered by the smashing waves of the current turmoil. Turn the volume up:

I’ve been sittin here
Tryin to find myself
I get behind myself
I need to rewind myself
Lookin for the payback
Listen for the playback
They say that every man bleeds just like me
And I feel like number one
Yet I’m last in line
I watch my youngest son
And it helps to pass the time
I take too many pills it helps to ease the pain
I made a couple of dollar bills, but still I feel the same
Everybody knows my name
They say it way out loud
A lot of folks fuck with me
It’s hard to hang out in crowds
I guess that’s the price you pay
To be some big shot like I am
Out stretched hands and one night stands
Still I can’t find love

And when your walls come tumbling down
I will always be around

People don’t know about the things I say and do
They don’t understand about the shit that I’ve been through
It’s been so long since I’ve been home
I’ve been gone, I’ve been gone for way too long
Maybe I forgot all the things I miss
Oh somehow I know there’s more to life than this
I said it too many times
And I still stand firm
You get what you put in
And people get what they deserve
Still I ain’t seen mine
No I ain’t seen mine
I’ve been giving just ain’t been gettin
I’ve been walking that there line
So I think I’ll keep a walking
With my head held high
I’ll keep moving on and only God knows why

Only God…Only God
Only God knows why
Only God…knows…why, why, why
Only God knows why
Take me to the river hey
Take me to the river

So if you did read until here, there isn’t much left to say. Sometimes we try too hard to analyze and get the big picture, of what life really is all about.

Sometimes it’s just about walking tall and enjoying it as much as you can, even if life hands you lemons from time to time. Even if you are the best guy in the world and only have good deeds, bad things can happen. But it is how you handle them and how you get through them, back on the road to what you really want and who you really are.

Even if you have it all, the fancy lifestyle, the cars and the apartments and the fancy job, it surely is no guarantee to making you happy. So go your way, find your path and let nobody f*ck with you. You are responsible for your own happiness and money is just an illusion. ;-)

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written by Chris

14 Responses to “Only We Know Why”

  1. jermNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:

    that was my theme song for a segment of my life, but that moment is long gone. i do still go back and reminisce those times but i think i stand taller now and since i find that happiness is transient, i choose to stick with this little bundle of joy i have in my heart. now that, no one can touch! ;)

    thanks for the song though chris, but i think you should embed the video here instead of sending people off to youtube.

  2. only God knows why - jermexpress.com UNITED STATES Says:

    […] buddy christian posted this kid rock’s song on his blog in tribute of the current economic recess. […]

  3. ChrisNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    Bundle of joy beats nostalgia anyway, jerm. ;-)

    Yup, including the video would be better, but with my less-than-dialup-speed here, messing with the code in posts is a tough call, so I went the easy way…

  4. jermNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:

    that’s cool i already posted the vid on my blog! ;)

    so when are you coming back? we miss you and miss r.

  5. ChrisNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    Good job! Yeah, we will come back eventually. But probably first going to Germany in May for a 2-3 weeks and after that……let’s see…..most likely to the Philippines for a while. Have to find a different Visa solution for Indonesia first as well, the Sosial Budaya is just too much pain long-term…we will catch up somehow in between! ;-)

  6. Brad CallenNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    A really heart touching poem. Please attach such emotional poems in the intervals of time. Nice theme of the poem.

  7. DgitalnomadNo Gravatar UNITED STATES Says:

    A German singing Kid Rock at a karaoke bar in Bali…you lead an interesting life Chris Skoda.

    Stopped by to see how you are doing. Check out my new site.

  8. ChrisNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    And you can’t complain either, Digitalnomad! So I guess, we can call us both lucky, can’t we? :D

    Great redesign of your site by the way! =D>

  9. DgitalnomadNo Gravatar UNITED STATES Says:

    Thank you kind sir. Be glad you jumped out of the norm. There are now many lost with no way to wander.

  10. Amanda, Traveling PhotographerNo Gravatar UNITED STATES Says:

    The upside of this recession in the U.S. is that other people are FINALLY understanding ” why”. Other people are starting to get that downshifting is actually a good idea ! For once, I have friends saying ” you are smart to drive a cheap car , have a roomate in your home ect. “. These are the same people who used to think I was crazy for keeping my economy car when I could afford ” better ” and who used to make fun of me ( in good spirits, not being mean ) about living in an apartment. There is a lot more travel interest coming about from my close friends ( who didn’t express an interest before ). It’s kind of a neat shift/result of the economic disaster here.

  11. ChrisNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    Amanda, great observation! So after all people acknowledge that we aren’t that crazy?! :D

  12. BenNo Gravatar SAUDI ARABIA Says:

    I put you in my blogroll. You are great! What are you doin to have food to eat to live?

  13. ChrisNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    Wow, thanks, Ben! By the way, nice site you have there, looks good so far. ;-)

  14. ChrisNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    Oops Ben, forgot answering your question: mainly I receive passive income from previous activities; like rent, interest, dividends. So currently don’t work to make a living.

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