The Best Things in Life Aren't Things

Story Behind The Song

Story is based on actual people and events in my life

Song Description

Sometimes we forget what is really important in life.

Song Length 3:34 Genre Country - Traditional, Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed, Peaceful Subject Relationship, Philosophy
Similar Artists Clint Black, Garth Brooks Language English
Era 2000 and later


1st verse
They had to use the jaws of life
To cut them from the car
And though it rolled at least four times
They didn't have a scar
Two newleyweds in the twisted metal
Scared and shivering
They still had their whole lives left to live
The best things in life aren't things
2nd verse
The winter had been long and hard
And work was still real slow
He was thumbing through the want ads
Like he had so long ago
And he had no way of knowing
What the next day was gonna bring
But he still had his wife and his family
The best things in life aren't things
It's knowing that your handshake
Will always seal the deal
It's having someone that you love
Who knows just how you feel
It's looking to the future
And learning from the past
It's knowing that your little ones
Are growing up too fast
It's the baby girl in her mother's arms
And the joy she's gonna bring
The best things in life aren't things
She never had a second home
Or fancy clothes and jewels
She never saw Hawaii
Or Cancun, or took a cruise
But her children all received the best
Of love and nurturing
They learned how to work and responsibility
The best things in life aren't things
repeat chorus

Lyrics Chris W. Mortensen Music Chris W. Mortensen
Producer Chris W. Mortensen Publisher South Canyon Music
Performance Chris W. Mortensen
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
chalam Top notch 5/1/2011
chalam My Top Songs 5/1/2011
ckontoh GOSPEL 2/27/2011

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