Many people characterize Country-Western music as songs about trucks, drunks, and unfaithful relationships. Makes me think of the quote from “The Blues Brothers”: “We have both country and western!” But there is more than that.
The first time I heard the song in the video below was in 1998. I was going through some difficult times then, and I remember that it struck me how poignant it was. I think it is still poignant. And worth listening to.
My facebook status for today has part of this song’s refrain in it. As it turns out, I missed a line. The whole refrain is as follows:
Put your hand in mine
And I’ll be there anytime
When it feels like you could use a friend
I’ll be there to lift you up again
You can reach out to me anytime
So put your hand in mine