Life Had Other Plans For Me (Better Life Theme Song)

Great day to you, Better Lifers! Today, I am excited to announce something new for the blog . . .

I previously wrote about my love of music.  Before too long, you’ll also read about my love of books.  Certain books (and a few blogs) were pivotal in my journey from Before to Now, from There to Here, and the evolution of my life on an island and blogging about it all.

I look forward to sharing favorite music, books and blog posts with you in the near future with a new Better Life series which will take clearer form soon.

For now, for starters, let’s begin with music.

More specifically, let’s start by declaring an unofficial theme song for Choosing the Better Life! I present to you…

Life Had Other Plans For Me 

(written by Georgia Middleman and performed by Rebecca Lynn Howard, from her Forgive album)

As I wrote in an earlier blog post, I first encountered Rebecca Lynn Howard in Nashville and was overcome by her hit song Forgive and her powerful voice. I bought her album, and her songs quickly became favorites.

Now, on the island, as I dance around the kitchen and be-bop my way through scrubbing floors, I find myself frequently searching for one song in particular, then playing it over and over and over.

Yup. You got it. Life Had Other Plans For Me.

For one thing, it is a perky upbeat tune that I always find cheerful and uplifting. But it’s the lyrics that just speak to me so much. I feel as though they were written just for me! (Of course, the power of any good song or book – or blog! – is when the listener/reader feels that kind of connection.)

The lyrics capture my own experience, my own belief system and my own appreciation and hope. I suppose it’s ultimately a love song (which works for my experience, too!). But, for me, it resonates on a deeper, spiritual level as well.

I’ll let the song simply speak for itself. Without further ado, please enjoy the lyrics below and a link to Rebecca Lynn Howard’s Life Had Other Plans For Me.

I’d love to know what you Better Lifers think of our unofficial theme song!  What other songs do you suggest as upbeat, positive Better Life kinds of songs? What are your favorite songs?

Life Had Other Plans for Me

Once upon a lonely time
I could barely make it though the night
It always seemed the sky was falling
Down on me
But life’s funny, you don’t own it
Things can change in a single moment
That’s what happened to me

Every time a promise fell through
Every time my heart broke in two
And it was always too dark to see the horizon
When I thought I had it right in my hand
It would slip right through like sand
I didn’t know why but now I see
That life had other plans for me

I was doing my best, giving my all
Kept hittin’ my head up against the wall
Missin’ the mark when I thought my
Aim was true
I didn’t know just what it meant
But now I see that it was heaven sent
‘Cause that’s when I met you

Every time a promise fell through
Every time my heart broke in two
And it was always too dark to see the horizon
When I thought I had it right in my hand
It would slip right through like sand
I didn’t know why but now I see
That life had other plans for me

When I was at my worst
And couldn’t see the light
Somehow I knew it would
Be alright

’cause
Every time a promise fell through
Every time my heart broke in two
And it was always too dark to see the horizon
When I thought I had it right in my hand
It would slip right through like sand
I didn’t know why but now I see
That life had other plans for me

Life had other plans for me

Link to the music is here. Enjoy!

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