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When you’re young, you’re told every night to count your blessings before you go to sleep and thank whoever, or whatever, you believe in for them. As we grow older, sometimes we lose sight of the “blessings,” and focus more on the negative things in our lives.
In 1997, Lynyrd Skynyrd released a song that perfectly detailed this sentiment and reminded us to be grateful for having another day to try to fix our mistakes, because some people don’t even get that.
“How Soon We Forget” is one of the less talked about tracks on their album Twenty, but it teaches us an important lesson while being catchy as heck. After a couple listens, we were singing along to every lyric!
Written by Pat Buchanan, Donnie Van Zant, Johnny Van Zant, and White Johnson, “How Soon We Forget” makes you think about the good things in your life, as opposed to the negative.
The last couple lyrics hit us the hardest. When Johnny sings, “Just remember, thank God you’re here today/If you got the will you can find a way,” tears well up in our eyes.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is known for their hard-rocking and face-melting songs, but they also excel at songs like “How Soon We Forget,” and that’s one of the many reasons why they are considered legends.
Take a listen to “How Soon We Forget” below.