Musical Monday is devoted to taking the back roads in life this week. Sam Hunt’s smash hit Body Like a Back Road is the song that keeps on giving with 34 weeks on top of the Hot Country Songs Chart.
Released to the Country music audience in February and crossing over to the Pop genre in April of this year, Body Like a Back Road is smashing Billboard Chart records left and right.
“Body like a back road, drivin' with my eyes closed
I know every curve like the back of my hand
Doin' 15 in a 30, I ain't in no hurry
I'mma take it slow just as fast as I can”
~ Sam Hunt, Body Like a Back Road
While alluding to making time for love, the evocative lyrics could also be an ode to happiness in life. Being present and living in the moment brings comfort and an un-hurried sense of appreciation.
While there’s an underlying sense of urgency, this song is all about taking ones time. The concept of “taking it slow just as fast as I can” gets right to our desire to make the most of opportunities.
We often focus on new experiences in life -- new places to visit, new foods to try, or new hobbies to learn. However, there is also much to be said for stopping to appreciate the everyday things we know well and truly enjoy.
Savoring what life and love have to offer is timeless.