Most kids dream of getting behind the wheel of an iconic piece of American Muscle. Ok, maybe not most. Some are still swept up in the Fast and Furious lifestyle with fart cans, big wings and cambered tires, but you get the picture. There’s just something about a high performance V8 snarling under the hood that attracts many, including myself. The dreams of the open road and living the bachelor life runs strong for quite a few years. A few women come in the picture and then one comes along that changes it all.
Aaron Einhouse possess one of the most distinct voices you will find in country music right now. His deep whiskey soaked vocals command your attention with every lyric he sings. He’s been emerging as one of the upcoming stars of the Texas scene and he had been teasing us with clips of a music video for a new song, John’s Camaro.
The song traces the feelings of desire and excitement fueled by the young man who sets eyes on the Camaro for the first time. All he wants is to fire it up and put the pedal to the floor.
The first time that he saw her, his heart began to soar….She all was a boy could ask for. Fast, smooth and sleek. Everything he dreamed about the day he turned 16.
Like anyone who gets their first vehicle, it’s an incredible bond and the freedom to hit the road. All of those years of being chauffeured by parents are a distant memory every time the key goes in the ignition. But that all changes when the right woman comes along and they climb into the back seat.
Sometimes the things we call mistakes, turn out to be the best things that we make
Then Camaro goes up for sale.
Before I listened to this song, my gut instincts told me that this song would likely be about a guy who loves his car and ultimately decides to sell it. Someone like Einhouse would almost definitely focus on a storyline about the realization of the larger beauties in life. Personally, I’m a big car guy and have a vehicle I never plan on selling. Depending on circumstances you don’t have to. But there is more to life than material objects, which I know there are people in the world that fail to recognize this. Life is about striking a balance and spending time with people we care about, something John's Camaro illustrates quite well.
There are times when I see some men by themselves in their hot rods, no women in sight. I know there are reasons for that, they could be happily married for all I know. But there are some that aren’t and spend all their money and time on their vehicle. This can be said for any hobby. To me, there’s nothing wrong with taking pride in your “baby” but I think it’s more enjoyable when you have someone riding in the passenger seat. You can make memories with it all, not just taking your Corvette to car shows to show off. It just seems empty to me. You could instead take a road trip, drive across the country visiting places you’ve never seen - all while spending quality time with someone in a car you enjoy. While John’s Camaro focuses on the car being sold because of a newborn baby girl, a situation like this is all how you look at it.
It’s about changing priorities and finding what’s important in the greater scheme of things. We all have our vices and personal possessions we care about, but it’s important to remember there’s more to life than that old Camaro.
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