Friday, September 10, 2010

Darius Rucker, "It Wont Be Like This For Long"

   This week I'm writing about Darius Rucker and his song "It Wont Be Like This For Long". Darius was born in Charleston, North Carolina. His mother, Carolyn, raised Darius and his five other siblings all by herself. His father was just never around and he only saw him on Sunday morning before church. His father was in a gospel band called "The Rolling Stones". He didn't have a perfect childhood because his family was economically poor. But they went to church every Sunday and let God takes their problems in his hands.

   Darius started to become famous when he formed the band, Hootie and the Blowfish. He met the band while he was attending the University of North Carolina. One of his band members, Mark Byran, heard Darius sing while he was in the shower. The two became a duo and start singing at the local hangout spot called Hooters. They eventually recruited another member by the name of Dean Felber. Then Jim Sonefeld later joined in 1989. Hootie and the Blowfish came out with the following five albums; Cracked Rear View, Fairweather Johnson, Musical Chairs, Hootie & The Blowfish, and Looking for Lucky. These albums all had songs that Darius, Mark, and Dean wrote together. Darius was the lead singer in this band, so the media made him known as "Hootie".

   Later, after his career with Hootie and the Blowfish, he started a solo career in country music. He became famous with the songs, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It"(his first solo single), "It Won't Be Like This For Long", "Alright", and "History In The Making". All of these songs are on his album "Learn To Live". I personally like the song History In The Making the most. The music video of this song, is my favorite one by Darius. He has only been in the country music for a couple years and he is already succeeding very well. He won Artist Of The Year at the CMT Awards in 2009. He was the first African American to win this award, which was introduced in 1981. That's quite an accomplishment.

   I chose this song because I thought it related to an everyday life of a human. In the song, he talks about a Dad that is stressed out about having a newborn child and his wife says, "It won't be like this for long". IThe lyrics continue to talk about the situations that will happen when the little girl grows up, like first day of preschool ,when the girl doesn't want the dad to leave, and how someday she wont even notice hes gone. Then how she gonna be a teenager, get married, and move out. Then the Dad realizes he needs to cherish the moments with his little girl because it wont be like this for long. Anyone can relate to this situation. Maybe not as a father, but as a person who goes through a rough time. Its so easy to think "when is this gonna be over"? I know i do some days. When you get stressed out, you always get the feeling like its never gonna end. But don't worry, it will. This is a great song to listen to when your going through a rough time because it reminds you, it wont be like this for long, things are gonna get better. I feel that this song can be really inspiring. You should definitely check it out on YouTube or on his personal website.


  1. I like how he has transitioned to a different genre of music. Although my first choice of music is usually not country, I do enjoy his new music. I enjoy your writing!

  2. I have this CD, and this song was a big reason I bought it. As a father whose children are growing up faster than i would like, this song really hits home.