“Roll If Ya Fall”

I know Christmas is right around the corner and you have probably been decking the halls while jamming to some “Jingle Bell Rock,” but in case you wanted to give your ears a short break from “Santa Baby” you can with a song I love called, “Roll if Ya Fall” by Barefoot Truth.  I love me some Christmas music, but most of us can probably agree that Christmas songs can get old pretty quickly, especially after you’ve heard, “Frosty the Snowman” for the third time in the past hour.  I like to change my music up all of the time, and sometimes a good song is exactly the thing you need to motivate you to get going in whatever it is you have to get done.

“Roll if Ya Fall” just sparks something inside me to just feel happy.  When the song first begins, it always seems to put me in a day-dream where I am sitting on a beach somewhere with friends relaxing, sipping on a nice cold beverage, living the life.  The first time I heard the song, during the instrumental intro, I found myself bopping my head around and tapping my shoes to the beat of the bongos heard in the song. So I’m feeling it, I keep listening, I hear the lyrics and I realized that the song actually has some depth and meaning behind it.  Hold-up…this song has a chillaxin’ DMB essence to it, and it’s lyrics are somewhat motivational?!?  That is right up my alley, and that’s what I call a Mo-tastic song!

As I listen, the song describes life as a “game”, and the little things we do in our daily lives contribute to our final “score.”

“And when we add the score at the end of this life, I wanna say I won the game.”

Being the competitive person that I am, this really has my attention now. Whether you are competitive in nature or not, if life is considered a game, that is one game that I an sure you do not want to lose.

Eventually, one day my time will be up, all of ours will; but mine will not be right now. I have already proved on more than one occasion, that if you are going to try to take me down, I will go down swinging with both arms swinging.  If you knock me down, I will get back up.  You can even knock me down a few more times after that, and no matter what, I will get back up, and I find a similar sense of action is found in the lyrics of this song.

Another reason I love this song is because it asserts being tough, without the intensity, but rather in such a cool, and relaxing way.  “It’s a simple inspiration, it always gets me high…,” I always find inspiration in song lyrics and try to apply those lyrics to my life because a simple lyric can become a simple inspiration for me.  When I’m inspired, and it doesn’t take much, there is no doubt I’m going to “roll” if I fall.  Even though this past April and May I fell, and I fell about as hard as you can go down, I got up, and got “rollin.” I plan on continuing “rollin” even “if flat shadows get me down, I’ma roll if I fall.”  I advise you to not stand in my way, because more than likely you will get your ass run over!

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