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Mr. Brad Paisley and a Root Canal
May 28, 2011, 5:12 am
Filed under: My life, Quirky

On the day it was released, I picked up the new CD by Brad Paisley.  He’s a favorite of mine though I can’t recommend all of his songs. Ironically the song that I’ve most enjoyed the most right away is entitled “Toothbrush” and I ended up at the dentist and the endodontist this week for a first-time experience: a root canal. The procedure was painless apart from the cost and the two weeks of exposed nerves and sleepless nights leading up to it. Maybe I should wait to comment on the painless procedure until it’s finished. I’m waiting on a permanent crown, but the doctor is pretty sure that is going to entail a $500 procedure of cutting into my gums to attach the crown to the bone because of the severity of the problem. Yikes! The following lyrics from Brad’s song take on new meaning in the case of a root canal :).

“Everything that’s anything starts out as a little thing, just takes time and room to grow.” This little thing should not have been given time and room to grow! You can bet I will forevermore be as regular at the dentist as day light savings changes.

Here are the lyrics to Brad’s Little Ditty:

Love starts with a toothbrush,
A big razor and a Dixie cup
A little splash of aftershave,
Before you leave for that first date
I see stars in both your eyes
After that long kiss goodnight

Forever starts with a suitcase,
Sneaking out the window to get away
To the car parked by the curb,
Gassed up for a gallon burn
A little chapel and a couple of rings
Will get you two toothbrushes by the bathroom sink

And everything that’s anything
Starts out as a little thing
Just needs a little time and room to grow
Step by step, day by day
It all adds up along the way
And the next thing that you know

Life starts with a little house,
A corner lot on the edge of town
A weed eater and a picket fence
You think it’s good as the getting gets
Then she wakes up feeling bad
You both wonder what’s up with that

Everything that’s anything
Starts out as a little thing
Just needs a little time and room to grow
Step by step, day by day
It all adds up along the way
And the next thing that you know

One night around eight o’clock
You scrub him down then you dry him off
You pick him up and put his little feet
On the stool by the bathroom sink
You grab the crest and the Dixie cup
It all hits you as he opens up…
Love starts with a toothbrush

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LOVE brad paisley, but not root canals! Hope you feel better quickly!

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