If your life could be compared to a song, which song would it be, and Why?

 If there was a song that best described my life, it would have to be Family Tradition by Hank Williams Jr.. This song is all about growing up and carrying your family's ways and values. Even if they are not always right, you will always have your family.

I grew up listening to this song. My father was a biker, my mother drank and smoked pot. There was even speed  laying around sometimes; I remember thinking they were lucky charms: blue moons, pink hearts, yellow stars.  My sister and I were at home when a lot of family and friends would come to our house for parties. Our family of aunts and uncles alone is about forty people. All of our relatives were either bikers, partiers, or a little of both. Most importantly, our entire family was always together!

Now I am an adult and I am proud to say that I am carrying on our family traditions. They may not be the best, but they are our's. One thing you know you will always have is your family. Our family gets drunk, stoned and we sing all night long! That is our family traditions! At least we have a closeness that you do not see in these times. I actually speak to my parent's daily, my sister and brothers live a couple of blocks away and I talk to my aunts and uncles on a weekly basis, if not more.

In Hank's song, I feel that he is pointing out that no matter how disfunctional a family can be, it can still be a strong family. I do not necessarily walk in my parents' footsteps, but I know that my parents' had a great deal of influence in my life. Even if we like to let loose, we still carry strong morals and values. I hope every family could be blessed like mine:) 

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Nikki(sister), my mom, and meChasity(cousin) and me  My brother,Joe with my son,AlexMy stepdad with his sister Marion and her husband, Uncle JerryMy two brothers and stepdad  Joe, John, and John-JohnMy uncle and my stepdad with Bambi's dad.One of our reunion camp trips.  Aunt Tammy,Rachel(cousin), mom, Aunt Marcie,me and my sister, Nikki
Nikki(sister), my mom, and me
Nikki(sister), my mom, and me
Chasity(cousin) and me
Chasity(cousin) and me
My brother,Joe with my son,Alex
My brother,Joe with my son,Alex
My stepdad with his sister Marion and her husband, Uncle Jerry
My stepdad with his sister Marion and her husband, Uncle Jerry
My two brothers and stepdad  Joe, John, and John-John
My two brothers and stepdad Joe, John, and John-John
My uncle and my stepdad with Bambi's dad.
My uncle and my stepdad with Bambi's dad.
One of our reunion camp trips.  Aunt Tammy,Rachel(cousin), mom, Aunt Marcie,me and my sister, Nikki
One of our reunion camp trips. Aunt Tammy,Rachel(cousin), mom, Aunt Marcie,me and my sister, Nikki

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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

My life compared to a song whould be, "Don't worry,Be Happy". That's just me and how I  always try to live.


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MamaDragonfly2677 7 years ago from New York

lipshooter...We have more in common than I thought! Thanks for your P.O.V!


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MamaDragonfly2677 7 years ago from New York

Mine would be "UNWELL" by Rob Thomas...lmao

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