I recall my dad and I getting season passes to Darien Lake during the summer of 2001. It was our first time getting season passes and the year I grew tall enough to ride all the roller coasters.

I loved going out there most weekends and the whole way there we would listen to WYRK. I vividly remember the songs I heard during those drives, including "What I Really Meant to Say" by Cyndi Thomson.

Thomson signed to Capitol Records Nashville in 2000 and she released her debut single, "What I Really Meant to Say" in March of 2001. The song would reach #1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard country airplay charts in September of that year.

The song was written by Thomson, Tommy Lee James and Chris Waters and would be the lead off single for her debut album, My World.

Cyndi would chart two more singles off the album but neither made the top 10 and she would walk away from her recording career by the end of 2002. She continued to stay in music however, co-writing the top 5 hit "Life Ain't Always Beautiful" for Gary Allan in 2006.

I still enjoy this song and its lyrics relate to so many who has been in that situation. That's what country music is, really.

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