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Kick the Bucket

Charlie Winston’s Hobo was released in Canada on Tuesday and has been getting regular (i.e., constant) play around the house ever since.  “Kick the Bucket” is among the more memorable songs on a terrific album.

(Does it sound too pastor-ish to say that I detect a sermon in here?)

If you say this is pop, to be singing to a tune with a rhythm like this, would it be so unpopular for a singer like me to be bringing up the fact that we’re all gonna go?

Some people swear, they say they know where.
For me it’s a mystery. But which ever way you see it
you have to admit it and live it and live it!

We all kick the bucket in the end! The end!
All the girls kick the bucket in the end! The end!
And the boys kick the bucket in the end! The end!
Yep! We all kick the bucket in the end! The end! The end! The end! The end!

Blew up my TV. It’ was numbing my brain to be thinking the same as million other people all feeling afraid of the same thing.
But there’s nothing to lose, ’cause we’re all on a bike and we’re cycling through, getting off on our injuries – but you gotta get back on it and live it and live it to love it and live and love life.

Cause we all kick the bucket in the end! The end!
All the girls kick the bucket in the end! The end!
And the boys kick the bucket in the end! My friend!
Yep! We all kick the bucket in the end! The end! The end! The end! The end!

This is not a sad song!
I don’t bring it up to get you down,
It’s a celebration for all the red cells
going round and round in your body!

I don’t mean to preach or to sound like a teacher. No! I only wanna cut the crap and looking back, everybody’s had to face the facts.

That we all kick the bucket in the end! The end!
All the girls kick the bucket in the end! The end!
And the boys kick the bucket in the end! My friend!
Yep! We all kick the bucket in the end! The end! The end! The end! The end!

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hey Ryan 🙂 I just got his cd … it rocks!!! And no… it’s not “…too pastor-ish to say that (you)detect a sermon in here”
    I may have suggestesd a double shot of espresso to wake you up if you hadn’t lol! There’s an abundance of fear in our western hearts that kills off our child-like faith (that leads to adventure!)
    It’s possible to face reality and still be able to dream and love life, live life…
    I love this song, it preaches well I think.
    Thanks for this post:)

    March 11, 2010
    • PS I’d like to Re-blog this on my FB page… (and link back to your blog) is that okay?

      March 11, 2010
      • Absolutely!

        March 12, 2010
  2. Renita Hamm #

    Now we’re all Charlie Winston fans. Jonny and Jaden were asking for it the other day. Thanks, Ryan.

    March 12, 2010
    • Glad to hear it, Renita!

      March 12, 2010
  3. jc #

    reminds me of the haunted house in Disneyland.

    March 12, 2010

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