It’s February dolls. The month of love. Waiting for Cupid to strike? Why not give your crush a tiny push with songs of the romantic variety and lyrics to melt any cold heart.
Country is pretty good with heartbreaking, wrenching, achy kind of songs. But when country
crooners put their minds to it, nobody’s more chock-full of romance. Try these on for size.
“She’s like a song playin’ over and over
In my mind where I still hold her
I had the chance and I should’ve told her” –Luke Bryan. Tell her that–she’ll come back. Guaranteed.
“I want to be there when you wake up,
Be more than just your friend,
Baby there’s no mistakin’
You’re the love I want to be in.” –Jason Aldean. You just closed the deal doll.
“We’re like fire and gasoline.
I’m no good for you; you’re no good for me.
We only bring each other tears and sorrow.” –Chris Young.
Chris was feeling much better when he sang,
“Honey I know you love gettin’ dressed up
And you know I love showin’ you off
But watchin’ your baby blue eyes
Dancing in the candlelight glow
All I can think about is gettin’ you home.” The Norwegian knew the power of this song.
Okay, how about this one from John Michael Montgomery.
“I like the feel of your name on my lips
And I like the sound of your sweet gentle kiss
The way you run your fingers through my hair
And how your scent lingers even when you’re not there.”
We couldn’t do country love songs without Faith Hill’s Breathe. “When I’m lying wrapped up in your arms, the world just fades away. The only thing I hear is the beating of your heart.”
From the musical and operetta world, there’s Sigmund Romberg, an Austro-Hungarian composer who tells us, “A love song is just a caress set to music.” Sigmund died in 1951. No doubt this boy’s words lured in a few ladies in his time. Swoon, Sigmund, swoon.
And then there are the masters of word play forever holding a place in our hearts from youth forward. They capture perfect word combinations painting stunning pictures of the heart’s insides for all to see. Our beloved Meat Loaf gets the credit, but it’s Jim Steinman behind the lyrics, penning For Crying Out Load, one of the greatest love songs.
“For taking in the rain when I’m feeling so dry
For giving me the answers when I’m asking you why
My oh my, for that I thank you
For taking in the sun when I’m feeling so cold
For giving me a child when my body is old
Don’t you know for that I need you
For coming to my room when you know I’m alone
For finding me a highway and driving me home
For that I serve you
For pulling me away when I’m starting to fall
For revving me up when I’m starting to stall
And all in all for that I want you
For taking and for giving and for playing the game
For praying for my future in the days that remain
Oh Lord for that I hold you.”
That’s just a smidge. You get the gist.
For nonbelievers, a thought from Anonymous, “I just can’t wait until the day I hear a happy love song on the radio and don’t want to smack the damn thing.”
Breakup lyrics? Another day dolls; another day. You’re supposed to be getting into the Valentine spirit, remember? Pfft.