Friday, May 18, 2007

"We Bleed Maroon"

I'm not a big fan of country in general, but I did go to Texas A&M. That means if you want to go out, you'll have to listen to country music. And I have to admit that I like a good two-step with a good strong dance lead. I have one country CD in my collection, and it's a Garth Brooks collection. When my husband and I started overlaying our CD collections, this was the only duplicate -- and his only CD in the country genre as well. It's one of those silly coincidences that seems more important than it really is.

So, country music always intrinsically reminds me of A&M. And then a friend sent me a link to a song called "We Bleed Maroon" by Granger Smith who recently graduated from A&M. He's, apparently, already an established country singer, and this was his tribute to A&M, the kids that died in the bonfire accident a few years back, and to the Aggies that have fought and died in various wars. It's the most overtly Aggie song I've heard since I quit living on campus. I really enjoyed it in a sentimentally sad sort of way, and I hope you like it, too. I can't say every part of the song will make sense to folks who didn't attend this institution, but I think parts of it are universal.

Let me know what you think. I'm curious to know if it translates to non-Aggies.


Matthew M. F. Miller said...

I used to wish Garth Brooks was my father.

As for We Bleed Maroon, it's way better than that insipid Madonna tune, "Hey You!" If there was an award for most harm done in the name of charity, she should win.

Heather said...

Matt, I'm not sure that counts as a positive, but glad to hear you don't think the song sucks. Thanks for your opinion.

Jenna said...

This is the most amazing song ever written. I am starting my senior year in fall (WHHOOP!) at A&M. This really touches home and I get goose bumps every single time I hear this song...which is repeated several times a day in my CD player. I think that it is awesome that when buy his CD, entitled We Bleed Maroon, $1.00 of the profits go to the We Bleed Maroon Foundation. I've met Granger Smith a few times and he is an awesome guy. I would recomend this song to any true maroon blooded Aggie

Heather said...

Jenna -- welcome, and glad you like it! And good luck with finishing up school!