Valentine’s Day is here and everyone is suddenly love struck. You can’t even walk into the grocery store without seeing red roses and teddy bears lined up for all the love birds celebrating this oh-so-cheesy holiday.
What about people like me? What about my fellow wicked hearted? What about the runners & the pushers? Sure, I could give you seven adorably cute love songs but that’s not my style. See, some of us are just not capable of loving. We have a wall up, we are guarded. We do everything in our power to stay on our two feet and not fall. We aren’t bad people, we have big hearts and pure souls, but when it comes to the opposite sex, we run. We are scared. We make mistakes. We are rock solid. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Check out these seven songs that describe us perfectly. Plus, there is no better valentine than a man by the name of Jack Daniels. If you haven’t met him yet, what are you waiting for?
1. Kenny Chesney – Better As A Memory
Who doesn’t love Kenny? I mean really. This song just makes him that much more interesting. We have all had that moment when we realize we will just end up hurting the person who loves us. “Break my heart but it won’t bleed, my only friends are pirates it’s just who I am but I’m better as a memory than as your man” are lyrics that I relate to all to well. Except, I’m not a man. No really, I’m not! 🙂
2. Eli Young Band – Guinevere
Oh what a powerful song. All broken women and the men who want to understand them need to hear this song. It’s about a complicated individual who doesn’t let anyone in, and if you do get in, it’s not for long. The name Guinevere is sacred because it dates back to the King Arthur days. She was desirable, but flawed. Hey, that sounds like me. Go figure.
A timeless song that is well written and forceful. It draws you in. The story is about a young woman who doesn’t know how to free her heart from hurt. She tries to love, but she just ends up breaking hearts. She’s lonely, but can never give someone her all. Take that cupid!!
4. Chris Cagle – Something That Wild
Pretty sure the title says it all. Chris compares this girl to a raging tornado in a angry Kansas sky..she wants a man, but she doesn’t need one. She’s emotionally confused and reckless. Love her if you dare, but wild horses were born to run y’all.
5. Westin Davis – Enough to Be Dangerous
Westin Davis is one exceptionally amazing songwriter. You may know him from co-writing songs like “Young Love” and “Dirt Road” with country artist Kip Moore. He is rough around the edges and raw. The story is coming from the man who hurt the woman and now, thanks to him, she is only good at one thing…breaking hearts. “She’ll paint a pretty picture but those colors run, she knows just enough to be dangerous,” is the perfect example as to why not everyone is a sucker for love. Hide ya heart fellas.
6. Easton Corbin – This Far From Memphis
A story of a man who is hurt to his core, he never knew the blues could escape Memphis and land in his heart. It’s actually a very sad song. I kind of feel sorry for him…okay, not really. He probably deserved it right? Either way, after this kind of pain..you can bet your ass this man will never want to love again & I can’t blame him.
This is a brand new song, but oh how it fits perfectly into my vision. It’s a song about needing/wanting someone you can’t really have. You are addicted to this girl, but just like smoke, she’s bad for you and will damn near kill you in the end. It’s magical, really.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of y’all who are just as screwed up as I am. Cheers!
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Author: Brittany Vance
West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.