Blake Shelton recently gave us an album titled Texoma Shore and I learned a few things from each song. This album tips its hat to Gwen and her relationship with Blake. It’s obvious he’s crazy about her and to think I never thought he would move on from Miranda, but he seems to be happier than he’s ever been.
Don’t be afraid to love again.
“The Wave” is my favorite song in this category. I love the healing after heartbreak songs and he knows all too well from Miranda to Gwen…
“I was castaway with no land
I drew a broken heart in the sand
And you were the wave, the wave, the wave
That washed it all”
“Why Me” states the question: out of all of the people in this world…why did you choose me? This is one of my favorite songs on the album because I think everyone in a great relationship has those questions. It has a great melody and everyone can relate to the lyrics.
“I’ll Name the Dogs,” the lead-off single is one of the cutest songs I’ve heard from Blake. The lyrics are fun and it’s all about marriage (hint?). Blake really nailed this song and it’s a serious song, but also lighthearted.
The same ole Blake is still around.
“Money” is just an upbeat song and it’s really really goofy. It definitely has an old Blake feel to it and I’m not complaining. I wasn’t sure about this song up until the chorus started and oh my goodness… this is a catchy song!
“At the House” has a great party vibe. It’s an upbeat song with his classic beat. Plus this song is definitely made for a vacation and one that you’ll be able to jam to out on the road with the windows down. I wish I had this song when I was in college! It would be played at all of our outside parties. Blake, you still haven’t lost the party vibe- thank you!
Remember your roots.
I wanted to write this category just because my favorite song on this album is “I Lived It,” which details his roots. It reminds me of those Friday night football games, going to church on Sunday, and living in a small town. Being in Nashville now, far away from home, it makes me think and Blake… seriously, thank you for this song. I needed a reminder of how great growing up was and I wouldn’t change it for the world. If you need a reminder about home then turn to this song immediately.
“Oh, that’s alright
That’s just the kind of life that made me who I am
Just taking my mind on a visit
Back in time ’cause I miss it
You wouldn’t know how to love it like I love it
Unless you lived it
And man, I lived it”