Your the Lucky One – Song About My Friend in Heaven

Your the Lucky One – Song About Going to Heaven

I finally published my song about my friend in Heaven on youtube. So without further ado…

I actually “wrote” this song about my friend in Heaven back in September of 2016 after my good friend Sammy was killed in a tragic car accident. It still hits me like a knife between the eyes when I think about the reality of his passing.

Actually, the song wrote itself in my head as I tried to deal with my grief. Sammy was a big beautiful yellow/orange Tom Cat. When I first met Sammy, almost 15 years ago, it was love at first sight.

My wife and I were visiting our local animal shelter in hopes of finding a kitten for our daughter. I’ve always loved cats. My wife, having grown up on a farm, had never really thought of cats as pets. All she had ever known were barn cats… a necessary tool as far as she was concerned. Cats were necessary for mouse control but not much good for anything else. Farmers don’t usually try to make pets out of their “mousers”.

But my wife was willing to take on a kitten for the love of our daughter. We hadn’t really found anything as we browsed the shelter until we were told to be careful of the bathroom as there was a mama cat and a litter of kittens living there. The shelter was filled to excess capacity! We had to take a peek and were greeted to the site of huge black and white mother cat with 4 helpless kittens with their eyes still closed. There was only one yellow one. As soon as I laid eyes on Sammy, I picked him up and told my wife, “This is the one I want.”

We ended up volunteering as foster parents and took the mother and her kittens home to live with us. That was fifteen years ago. My wife is now a cat lover too.

Sure Don’t Feel Like Sunday… a song.

While working at my new job today it suddenly occurred to me that it was Sunday and I found myself thinking, “It sure don’t feel like Sunday”.

As a lifelong writer of songs, prose and poetry, I knew immediately that this was a great song title (probably country genre) and I was inspired to write this song… actually, it’s a work in progress…

I remember, as a kid growing up, Sundays for us were really a time of rest. My grandpa worked in the Oklahoma coal mines 5 days a week. And even though he still had to get up at 4am to milk the cows on Sunday, he took time to go church and relax the remainder of the day. It was a lot easier back then I guess because everything was closed on Sunday.

Sure Don’t Feel Like Sunday

by Barry Barnes

It’s early to bed on a Saturday night

Gotta be at work ‘fore the morning light

Packed my lunch, my coffee and my Gatorade.

Gotta last 12 hours so I can draw my pay

It don’t feel right

And it don’t feel fine

And it don’t feel righteous for me most the time

The bossman’s laughing like it’s some kind of joke

But it don’t feel funny…

And it sure don’t feel like Sunday