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Sharing the Memories that Kenny Rogers Music has Brought Me

Updated on May 15, 2016

Sometimes its not that easy to decide where to start. In this case that is where I am. With most of the music in my life I tend to listen over and over. Its interesting how this group of songs I really have not listened to that much as of late. That is until I found it on Amazon. "shameless plug" I started looking at the songs that were available. And the memories started coming back. Remembering the different songs and what they had meant way back when.

There are 16 songs on this album and here are my top five picks along with their videos.

I Track # 7 - She Believes in Me

II Track # 3 - Lady

III Track # 1 - The Gambler

IV Track # 16 - Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer

V Track # 5 - Coward of the County

I She Believes in Me

This is probably my favorite song on this album. We have been married for over 20 years. In fact we were just looking back at how the time has passed since we first met and the years that have also passed by. Knowing what she has gone through with as a wife and mother of our three kids. When they in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer they were not kidding. And yet my wife has been there. She believes in me. Here are the some of the lines from the song that mean the most to me about how my wife makes me feel...

Lyrics

But she has faith in me

And so I go on trying faithfully

And who knows maybe on some special night

If my song is right

I can find a way

While she waits

Track # 7 - She Believes in Me

II Lady

This song was written and produced by Lionel Richie which on the video below is given credit for before the song is started. Its interesting that when I proposed to my wife that the song I had playing was Lady by Styx. And yet here is another song with the same title that makes me think of her and how much she has meant to me through the years. Again here are the first few lines from the song to let you know how much she has meant and still means to me...

Lyrics

Lady, I'm your knight in shining armor and I love you

You have made me what I am and I am yours

My love, there's so many ways I want to say I love you

Let me hold you in my arms forever more

Track # 3 - Lady

III The Gambler

Its not so much what this song means to me as just how fun it is....

Lyrics

You've got to know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

Know when to run

And you are saying fun??? Yes fun! Its the fact that this is advice that can be applied to everyone. Not just those that are playing cards. Add into this equation that this song was done on the fourth season of the Muppet Show and you might start to see why I am thinking that this one is fun.

Track # 1 - The Gambler

IV Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer

When it comes to falling in love they say opposites attract. And for me my wife is the dreamer. And sorry world but I couldn't take the advice of this song. Even with how many times I have heard the song it is still not something that is going to happen. For when you fall in love it is meant to last a lifetime. Again back to the vows – until death do you part. And if the dreamer is the one seeing this lasting for years and years to come, I wish I was that dreamer.

Lyrics

Just look at you sitting there

You never looked better than tonight

Track # 16 - Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer

V Coward of the County

Lyrics

Walk away from trouble if you can

Now it don't mean you're weak

If you turn the other cheek

Yes world this is me. I was always the one the walked away. Its amazing how many times I didn't just walk but ran. How many times people would call me a chicken or even pull a knife just to see me react. And yet I felt better knowing I was doing what was right. But like Tommy I could only take so much and one day, as a senior in high school, just reacted and held someone up against the wall that attached me. No I didn't hit them just blocked their punch and held the up against the wall explaining whey they shouldn't bother me. That is until a teacher asked me what I was doing. The other kid went to the principles office and I went to the music department. Interesting how no one else bothered me after that.

Track # 5 - Coward of the County

A little something to go along with Track # 4 - Lucile

Q: What did the bicycle rider says as he was going down the hill and his tire came off?

A: You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel.

The scary part is that this is an old joke and I was able to pull it on the wife just the other day as we were coming home during rush hour. There was someone pulled off the side of the road changing a tire.

Number Ones
Number Ones

After going through my memories and the music that brought them fourth. Here is your chance to also get this album for your collection.

 
Buy Me A Rose
Buy Me A Rose

The one song I wish was on this album.

 

Enjoy the music and the memories that these songs can bring you. Then please share some of those memories here.

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      PaigSr 2 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Rana Pecarski - A little personal experience is always fun to learn about. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rana Pecarski 2 years ago from Texas

      When I was in my teens, we lived one block over from Kenny Roger's mother's home in Crockett,Tx. He visited a couple times a year and would sometimes be outside shooting basketball in her driveway! This was during the late 70s/early 80s when he had many hits on the radio. Of course, I am a big fan.

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      PaigSr 2 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Elsie Hagley - Its always amazing by sharing some of your memories or thoughts how that can bring out memories in others. Glad to have brought those forth for you. Even if the hubby doesn't share them.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Kenny Rogers is one of my top country singers. I have some great memories of my family singing some of his songs also, but not my husband. Thanks for reminding me of the memories of past years.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Bergey7: I never recorded anything for my wife. I just continue to sing for her.

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      Bergey7 3 years ago

      When I was first courting my wife , we were miles apart at one point, so I recorded a video of my rendition of Kenny Roger's "Lady" for her. She still plays it from time to time. Thanks for the review ... Kenny really has some great songs!

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @esmonaco: Glad I was able to help keep him up on your list.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I always liked his music, Kenny Rogers is at the top of my list!! nice review!!

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @AnonymousC831: Glad to know. And thank you.

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I love Kenny Rogers, great review.

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      I love Kenny Rogers too and I got a big kick out of his "Gambler" video when it came out. I really enjoyed your page and the memories it brought back.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Charito1962: Just checked out the video and the only thing I can say is ouch. Just wondering about the three folks in the song and what they each portray. Add into that the last line which is "What about Me?" Sung by the one person who did not voice their opinion until the last line. Looks like folks will have to Google that song to know what we are talking about here.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Believe it or not, my favorite Kenny Rogers hit is "What About Me?" which he sang with Kim Carnes and James Ingram. I just love the melody.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @asereht1970: Lyrics from Through the Years:

      Through the years

      Through all the good and bad

      I knew how much we had

      I've always been so glad

      To be with you

      Yeah it sort of reminds you of wedding vows. For richer and power - in sickness and in health.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      He is also one of my favorite male singers. Through The Years is my favorite song of him.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @TolovajWordsmith: Understood completely. Not much of a country music person myself but there are certain singers that can cross many barriers and many different genres of music.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      I am not much into the country music, but Kenny Rogers is one of the exceptions. After all this year he still has his special magic touch.