Delta Rae, ‘A Long and Happy Life’ [Listen]
Delta Rae bring a little light and sunshine to country music with their debut single, "A Long and Happy Life."
The group gives off a free-spirited vibe that serves as a common thread woven from the lyrics to the melody. The instant you hear it, it's clear that the track — and Delta Rae — were made for modern day country radio with infectious melody and positive lyrics. The band paints a beautiful picture, and message of pure love to match in the lyrics: "I was born to love you / Out where the water is wide / You were born to heal me / Under a velvet sky / Cattails dancing in the light / We were born to live a long and happy life."
Lead singers Brittany Holljes and Elizabeth Hopkins offer up inviting vocals that complement the song's hopeful words, with the background chorus adding just the right amount of power. Even after just one listen to "A Long and Happy Life," the bright melody and lovely vocals are sure to stick in your head, allowing that feeling of joyfulness to remain for days to come.
Did You Know?: The name "Delta Rae" is based off of a fictional Greek story about a Southern girl of the same name who tries to call the Greek gods to earth.
Listen to Delta Rae, "A Long and Happy Life"
Delta Rae's "A Long And Happy Life" Lyrics:
I was born to a family of jokers / Gamblers and smokers living on the line / I was raised by strong-headed women / Men who tested limits and did a little time / And it ain't a mystery you fell for me / We're just two lost souls trying to find our peace / Love like ours ain't a masterpiece / It's a good day in the sun.
I was born to love you / Out where the water is wide / Make me your country bride / You'll be my prince of tides / You were born to heal me / Under a velvet sky / Cattails dancing in the light / We were born to live a long and happy life / A happy life.
Yeah, folks like us / We may lie down in darkness / But we don't lose our sparks; we bring back a good story to tell / Cause we grew up around beauty / Sunsets better than a movie / We knew it was our appointed duty to love like the world might end / And to toast to good nights with friends.
And it comes to me in waves / Like the shores of Palmetto Bay / Knowing I'm so lucky / Your broken heart could love me.
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