Daddy Song #3 – ‘My Front Porch Looking In’ by Lonestar

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Time for another Daddy Song. Sorry that it’s another country tune!

This one is ‘My Front Porch Looking In’ by Lonestar.

We live in a world that moves at a frenetic pace. It is considered a virtue to be busy. We hear the old proverb “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop!” Unfortunately, amidst the busyness it is often those closest to us that lose out. We take them for granted. We know they’ll be there tomorrow and so we rush past them today.

‘My Front Porch Looking In’ challenges this mentality of busyness. Rather than productivity, it celebrates time spent together in the home. It celebrates the love of a family. It celebrates the place where we are not valued for what we accomplish but for who we truly are (Or, at least that’s the ideal).

Family_playing_board_gameAs I consider this song I am challenged by the questions: How often in search of the next adventure or great success do I look beyond my beautiful wife and child who are right there with me? How often do I look high and low, rather than simply take the view inward from my front porch?

 

Well, here’s the song. I’ve got the lyrics posted below if you need them.

The only ground I ever owned was sticking to my shoes
Now I look at my front porch and this panoramic view
I can sit and watch the fields fill up
With rays of glowing sun
Or watch the moon lay on the fences
Like that’s where it was hung
My blessings are in front of me
It’s not about the land
I’ll never beat the view
From my front porch looking in

There’s a carrot top who can barely walk
With a sippy cup of milk
A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong
‘Cause she likes to dress herself
And the most beautiful girl holding both of them
And the view I love the most
Is my front porch looking in, yeah

I’ve traveled here and everywhere
Following my job
I’ve seen the paintings from the air
Brushed by the hand of God
The mountains and the canyons reach from sea to shining sea
But I can’t wait to get back home
To the one he made for me
It’s anywhere I’ll ever go and everywhere I’ve been
Nothing takes my breath away
Like my front porch looking in

There’s a carrot top who can barely walk
With a sippy cup of milk
A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong
‘Cause she likes to dress herself
And the most beautiful girl holding both of them
Yeah the view I love the most
Is my front porch looking in

I see what beautiful is about
When I’m looking in
Not when I’m looking out

There’s a carrot top who can barely walk
With a sippy cup of milk
A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong
‘Cause she likes to dress herself
And the most beautiful girl holding both of them
Yeah the view I love the most

Oh, the view I love the most
Is my front porch looking in
Yeah
Oh, there’s a carrot top who can barely walk
(From my front porch looking in)
A little blue eyed blonde with shoes on wrong, yeah
And the most beautiful girl
(Beautiful girl
From my front porch looking in)
Holding both of them
Oh, yeah

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