I do love my playlists. I have playlists for different days of the week. I have unique playlists for months/years. For example, one of my favorite playlists was created in April 2014. Spring of 2014 was a particularly tough time, and almost all the songs are quiet and in minor keys. Playlists can bring back memories of how you felt then and there. A history of emotion in songs. Nice.
Here’s a screen shot of my April 2014 playlist:
See what I mean? Great songs…most of them in a minor key.
I recently created another new playlist for September 2017. I found a recording by Willie Nelson called September Song and since I made the playlist in September, I thought it made sense to include it. I love this particular recording of a classic that has been covered many times. Have you heard it? Here are the lyrics for you:
Oh, it’s a long, long while
From May to December
But the days grow short,
When you reach September.
When the autumn weather
Turn leaves to flame
One hasn’t got time
For the waiting game.
Oh the days dwindle down
To a precious few . . .
September, November . . .
And these few precious days
I’ll spend with you.
These precious days
I’ll spend with you.
September Song, sung by Willie Nelson
Of course, this is a sweet romantic song, and I dedicate this blogpost to my incredibly long-suffering and sweet wife, Rhonda. Thanks for all the precious days we’ve been able to spend together. Thank you Lord Jesus for Rhonda, a gift worth far more than rubies.
And what do all of this playlists, September Song lyrics and lovely dedications have to do with Squids?
When you reach September, you don’t have time “for the waiting game.” The days “dwindle down to a precious few.” I’m not saying this well, please forgive me. It’s a struggle. Please let me try again.
Time is running out. Will you spend your time trying to cover up your mistakes? Or will you humbly embrace them and learn from them and get on with your life?
Life is short. Don’t waste it in pride and unwillingness to learn from your mistakes.
Oh, and by the way. It’s already October.