"That's Just About Right" as written by and Jeffrey Allen Black....
My old friend,
Lives up in the mountains
He flew up there to paint the world
He says, "Even though interpretation's what I count on, this little picture to me seems blurred"
"Hard lines and the shadows come easy
I see them all just as clear as a bell
I just can't seem to set my easel to please me;
I paint my Heaven, but it looks like Hell"

[Chorus:]
Your blue might be gray, your less might be more
Your window to the world might be your own front door
Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night
That's just about right

He says, "Man, I ain't comin' down 'til my picture is perfect
And all the wonder has gone from my eyes"
Down through my hands and onto the canvas,
Still like my vision but still a surprise"
"Real life", he says, "is the hardest impression
It's always movin' so I let it come through"
"And that", I say, "is the glory of true independence" "Just do what you do what you just gotta do"

[Chorus]
Your blue might be gray, your less might be more
Your window to the world might be your own front door
Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night
That's just about right

My friend came down from the mountain
Without even looking, he found a little truth
"You can go through life with the greatest intentions; but you do what you do what you just gotta do" (Yeah)

[Chorus: x2]
Your blue might be gray, your less might be more
Your window to the world might be your own front door
Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night
That's just about right


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"That's Just About Right" as written by Jeffrey Allen Black

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    General Commentno matter what you do, or once you think you have a grip on the world, it will just throw another curve ball at you
    knuckball7on September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautirful song, one of the few country songs I actually like. Obviously, it's about how we see things in life. Things are allways changing, and what we expect doesn't allways happen. I think the main theme of this song is to take things as they happen and not allways look to the future.
    ShadeCharadeon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHis old friend, lives up in the mountain, because he is living with his head in the clouds. He wants to paint a perfect picture of the world, but can't seem to do it, no matter how hard he tries.

    The chorus talks about interpretation. Your blue might be gray, less might be more, etc. Life is full of surprises.

    One day, he came down from the mountains and realized that no matter how ideal he wants to see things, you just gotta be more realistic and live the life you got.
    Scotts897on May 01, 2017   Link

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