Lighthearted comical song about the intricacies of aging.
If you’re over 50, you may actually see bits and pieces of yourself in this song/video, or it may make you think of someone else that you know! It is my belief that we are allowed to experience aches, pains, and other ailments to better appreciate our “heavenly” bodies when we are called home. I’m not a professional singer, but decided to perform the vocal on this one.
Be sure to watch my accompanying video on YouTube!
ABOUT THE SONG:
I was inspired to write this song based on a private salutation that was used with a friend. We started out greeting each other on the phone by saying, "How are you?". The other would say ,“fine” ( like everyone always does) but I’d always get to the bottom of how my friend was REALLY feeling because I could tell when he WASN’T doing fine by the tone of his voice. As a private joke, when either of us would ask the other how we were doing, we turned our overused greeting response of "fine" into a greeting response of, "At least I’m on the green side of the grass", always followed by a laugh! Since turning the big “50” this year, I got the idea to write a comical song about all of the many ailments that come about as we age (since I’m already experiencing some of them myself!), so I created the words to my song “Green Side of the Grass”. The majority of my friends are over 50 and they’ve shared a lot of stories!!! Nonetheless, the day I finished the lyrics, I picked up the phone to call my friend to read them him, but I got side-tracked and didn’t get to make the call. Come to find out, my friend had been killed in a car accident and had passed away. So in memory of my dear friend, Lee R. “Butch” Callahan, Jr., I hope you enjoy my song and video, “Green Side of the Grass”. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my friends and family who continuously contribute photographs for my ongoing projects.