I had a question on my mind the other day, as I so often do. What is it about Kid Rock's music that inspires? Most often I am a lurker on this website, I pop in a couple times a week, I read what people post, and then I disappear again for awhile. I started coming on here about two years ago (or so). I have posted back and forth with Beckxy, Angel, and Jade...just to name a few. All I can say is that there are really cool people on this site...
I often read stories in this community of true inspiration. How this music has brought people through the toughest times in their lives. Cancer, severe car accidents, deaths of loved ones...heartbreaking tragedies of one form or another. Then stories of people getting together and giving of themselves unselfishly. Also stories about how this music has saved other people. I began to think: What is it about this specific music and musician that brings about all of this?
As some of you might remember, I am a therapist. We therapists tend to be very analytical by nature...so questions like these often arise. I am trained to observe, analyze, and interpret human behavior. So, I started looking inward to find some answers on this question. Because this music has saved me as well. I am going through the toughest time of my life, and have been since 12/26/2009. My story is exceedingly complicated...it boils down to rescuing my children and escaping the true blue sociopath that I was married to. People often point fingers at me, and accuse me of horrible things that aren't true simply because they don't understand. As I am currently being stalked, and threatened...authorities are no help. There are many days that I cry, feel my situation is helpless, and that we will not see freedom. This music has been with me through it all.
The music itself, has that whole "fuck off" and fight theme to it. When I have been really down, I sometimes feel like I don't have any fight left in me. That is when the music kicks in and fights for me. Songs like "Cocky" remind me of who I am deep inside my heart, and for a minute I can pretend to be that bad ass bitch all over again. The music also has a huge sense of humor... Like "Low life living he high life," I can't listen to that or "Run off to LA" and not laugh my ass off. It is almost as though there are little funny jokes through out each album, and you only catch it if you are listening close. KR is clear about not really caring what others think of him, he is happy to live life his own way. There are songs that speak to his own pain, which resonate with my pain, as I am sure it does with all fans. The emotions within the music, I think are what inspires (but this is only my personal hypothesis). Largely the fighting spirit, the humour and pain, and the reminder not to care how other people judge you---I think this is the answer to my question.
Anyway, I do apologize for the wordiness... I tend to get carried away when I write. I just had to get this revelation out there. I had to share with people I thought just might understand where I am coming from. I can't wait for the next album to come out... Lets just see where Mr. Rock takes us next time... :-) God bless and keep