Lexi's Latest Jams: All Kinds of Kinds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

By now you should know that our Lexi does love a good tune, and she also generally likes the music that her mama likes.  :)  

That said, I've been trying to introduce her to strong female country music artists, so of course we listen to Miranda Lambert from time to time.  The song "All Kinds of Kinds" was certainly not one of her major chart topping hits.  In fact, it met critical reception from many music critics and only reached as high as number 15 on the country music charts, but I personally love the song's message and the light-hearted way in which it's presented.  




The overall message of this tune is that it takes "all kinds of kinds" to keep this world turning.   It takes a look at some pretty different types of characters, including the narrator herself, summoning a message of inclusion and tolerance for people who may be different from ourselves.  Wouldn't the world be a boring place if we were all the exact same?  And that's a message I can certainly get behind, and will do my best to pass along to Lexi too. 




If you haven't heard this one before, give it a listen right here, or at least check out the lyrics below.  I do love this song, and think highly of Miranda Lambert and all of those involved in producing this tune. 





All Kinds of Kinds
Miranda Lambert

Usa was an acrobat who went and fell in love with that
Horatio the human cannonball
A wedding 'neath the big top tent with barkers clowns and elephants
Sideshow family oddities and all  
The dog-faced boy howled out with joy
As the tattooed lady was crying
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds


Thomas was a congressman with closets full of skeletons
And dresses that he wore on Friday nights
Phyllis was a pharmacist, a dab of that, a pinch of this
Concocted to suppress her appetite
When the children were fiddlin' she'd slip 'em some Ritalin
And wait for Thomasina to arrive
Cause ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds, all kinds of kinds


When I play this old guitar from children's shows to smoky bars
I take a break and think about the past
When I stood up in geometry and everybody stared at me
And I tossed my test into the trash
I scratched off my number while hitching out under
That bush league population sign
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds


Now some point the finger, let ignorance linger
If they'd look in the mirror they'd find
That ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds



All kinds of kinds

All kinds of kinds




0 comments:

Post a Comment