What happened to life?
That’s what Phil Vassar is asking himself with his new song Don’t Miss Your Life. It’s hard to tell if this is an autobiographical song from Phil. It’s a good song that reminds the hard workers out there to spend a little time at home.
Don’t Miss Your Life – Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar no longer has the backing of a major record label, but he still has the most important aspect of success – himself. Phil is one of the best songwriters of the last 20 years in country music. He’s still finding success as a writer on recent singles (see: David Nail) and now Phil is looking for success as an independent artist.
Don’t Miss Your Life is about a guy that is flying. He sits next to another man that has lived a busy life. The two appear to have business jobs that require travel for most of the work week. If you’re in business or any kind of job that requires the majority of your time you can probably relate to this story.
There is something to be said for working hard and making the most out of your career. But once kids and family come into play it’s even more important to find a balance. If you listen to men that are in their 40s, 50s and 60s you’ll hear stories about how they should have spent a little less time at the office and on the road a little more time with family, friends and other loved ones.
I’m not sure if this song is something Phil has lived in his own life. I’m sure he’s been out on the road much of the last 10 to 12 years, but I’m sure he’s been a good family man as well. He seems like a good guy. I had the chance to see him in concert for the first time last summer and he put on a great show. He was still up there spinning around on his piano.
Phil Vassar is looking to find success post-major label and I’m really hoping he finds it. He had a top 40 hit last year without a label and I think he’s on pace for another great one with Don’t Miss Your Life.
Chart Estimate: #20
CML Points: 80/100