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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Improving Home Improvement...

I dont know about you, but one of my favorite artists of all time is Bruce Hornsby. When I was in High School, someone, I forget who, turned me on to him. In case you're wondering who he is... he's been sampled by 2Pac, written for Don Henley and countless others, was the touring pianist for the Grateful Dead, and penned his own smash songs "The Way It Is," "Mandolin Rain" and so many countless others. His songs have inspired me, motivated me, changed me, evolved me, and have comforted me in many a time of need.

So, as a fan, no doubt you'd imagine that if I hear his signature piano work on anything, that I'd be able to pick it out...

That's where Lowes comes in.

One of Bruce's songs - "there's gonna be some changes made" - is the piano/music used in their most recent spot. It's also a song which, when many changes occured very fast between November of last year for me and, well, even until today, inspired me. It's in my ipod. It's on my Mac. It's a part of my digital lifestyle and it's a song when I am alone with my thoughts, I turn to for motivation and inspiration.

Changes are a part of life. Like I said yesterday, the act of becoming, which really is the act of living, is powered by the fuel which comes from change.

Change is a catalyst. It moves you... if you "dare" to let it "move you." If you set aside self doubt and fear and instead embrace the POWER of change. The power of change. Just another of the incredible gifts we've been given in this life.

And I have been given so many.

There's gonna' be some changes made... Here's what Bruce was inspired to write. If you're a music fan, you'll want to hear it, because STING sings with him in this song ;)

Maybe you'll find something in it that inspires you to, as you live with PASSION today.

From Lyrics.com:

Gonna be some changes made

man was a knife expert
kinda of a Jim Bowie type,
swaggerin', blusterin', 'coon skin
I said, "You're not serious, right?"

then I saw him grab my friend by the hair
and I guess I should have prayed
as he dragged him around, I said to myself,
"There's gonna be some changes made"

(gonna be some changes made)

girl I knew and loved alone twenty years from afar
with a finger to her lips she led me out to see the stars
she led me down to the gritty lake and in it we did wade
she took my hand and put it there - gonna be some changes made

(gonna be..)

gonna..
be some..
changes made
gonna be some changes made!

(gonna be some changes made)

gonna be some changes, changes made
can't keep on doing what i've been doing these days
look in the mirror i see a clown's face
gotta take it off, gotta get myself straight

gonna be some changes, some changes made
can't keep on doing what i've been doing these days
better figure out something
things are looking grave
gonna be some changes, changes, changes made

up in front for all to see
graceful like a bumblin' fool
then i thought i felt slip from my mouth a little drool
maybe no one noticed it
on my mind heavily it weighed
I saw two people snickering
I said "there needs to be some changes made"

(snickering..
gonna be some, gonna be some changes made
..snickerin'..)

(gonna be..)

gonna ..
be some..
changes made
gonna be some changes made!

gonna be some changes, changes made
can't keep on doing what i've been doing these days
look in the mirror i see a clown's face
some changes made

going home, i've done enough to sow my little name
going where the fields are green and I can do my macramé
a buffoon fumblin' without a clue, who likes to shift the blame
and often feels betrayed
... there's gonna be some changes made

there's gonna be some changes made

gonna be some changes, changes made
can't keep on doing what i've been doing these days
look in the mirror I see a clown's face
gotta take it off, gotta get myself straight

gonna be some changes, changes made
can't keep on doing what i've been doing these days
look in the mirror i see a clown's face
gotta take it off, gotta get myself straight
(gonna be some changes made)

gonna be some changes...
gonna be some changes..

doo doo doo doo... (and piano, to fade)

-find your moment...

tk