My husband cannot stand this song. Mind you, this is the same guy who hated I Hope You Dance and, as a general rule of thumb, cannot stand any song not sung by a man which I find to be really weird. (Hejust does not like female singers. Ever. I mean, I like songs sung by men and I’m not a man. Isn’t that kinda weird?) That said, I love teeny bopper pop and Miley Cyrus in specific and I don’t even really care for this song’s melody or Miley’s singing that much. But I do like the lyrics.
There’s always gonna to be another mountain
I’m always gonna to wanna make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m gonna to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
I feel like I need to frame that and hang it on the wall over my desk. Maybe repeat it to myself every morning. Because I feel like every day I am trying to move mountains and losing uphill battles and I really need to remember, firstly, that I am always going to be like this, trying to take on too much and do the impossible so I need to remember that and put less importance on things because of that realization.
Secondly, I like the idea of reminding myself every day that it’s the climb, the life that happens while I’m chasing all these crazy schemes that really matters and not to work at the expense of life.
I also find it weird that people call this song inspirational. To me, it’s a smackdown. It’s like, look, you are always trying to move your stupid mountains, no one cares, so stop whining about it and live life. That’s what I feel like this song is saying. Until she’s all “keep the faith, keep the faith” which is all weird and I usually change the channel by then.