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February 13, 2007

Song of the Week: Opportunity of a Lifetime

Bucking the recent trend in calling St. Valentine's Day "Singles Awareness Day", this single has opted to mark the occasion by posting a song for the amorously inclined. And looking through my library of music, nothing expresses romance quite like Darryl Worley's Opportunity of a Lifetime.

It's by no means the most famous country love song. But there's just something about it that captures the innocence of young love and the vitality and optimism it creates for the couple. Long before the personality conflicts and pessimism start to creep into a relationship, love offers folks an opportunity to willfully be optimistic for the future and the start of something new. The song brings these feelings of new love to mind.

Musically, the song has just a hint of Western swing that actually reminds me of lazy summers fishing and driving along the back roads with someone you love. While the song is definitely more traditional than some contemporary artists it's one that fits well in a country play list especially during the summer months.






Opportunity of a Lifetime

Big brown eyes, soft red lips
I'm thinkin' I could get used to this
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime

My heart melts when you whisper my name
I've got a feeling if you're feeling the same
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime

I don't need to travel the world
Chase after rainbows, I'm telling you girl
There's so many things that I'd rather do
Like wakin' up each morning with you

We've got a chance at a real true love
We'd have to be crazy to pass it up
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime

I can just see us sittin' there
Front porch swing with gray in our hair
I know it seems like a lifetime away
But we could get started today

We've got a chance at a real true love
We'd have to be crazy to pass it up
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime
Oh yes-sir-ee, this could be
The opportunity of a lifetime
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