Singer Ann Reed will get around to it… eventually

This Saturday, folk singer Ann Reed is celebrating the release of her 21st album, titled “Eventually.”

Reed was in the studios of Radio Heartland recently, where she and Joan Griffith played a few songs from the new album, including the title track.

A avid bike rider who uses a recumbent bike to get around town, Reed hauls her guitar in a bike trailer. She says the song is a little bit about biking, but it’s also about being at a certain place in her life.


When I ride the trees go by
More slowly
I’m satisfied and, no, I
don’t mind I’m late
Hey, you might
Wave at me in a friendlier way

Ev’ryone is passin’ me by and I don’t care (3X)
I’ll get there eventually

And each day there’s things I may
Or may not learn
I’ll concentrate to find a space
and clear some room
Inside my brain
Think I need a sizable broom

Ev’ry one is smarter than me and I don’t care (3X)
I’ll get there eventually
Never too late, I’m tryin’
To be okay where I am

Am I old? Oh, I don’t know
Compared to what?
Well, I suppose there’s some roads
I don’t go down
‘Cause some are closed
I just take a diff’rent way ’round

Ev’ryone is younger than me and I don’t care (3X)
We all get there eventually

© 2011 Turtlecub Publishing

Click here to hear Ann Reed perform this and other songs off the new album. Reed performs this Saturday at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.