Oh, how I love this song. Definitely one of my all time favorites to perform.
Okay, so before I begin explaining myself I want you guys to understand what the song is about. The song was ban from radio stations for a while since people got the wrong impression of this song.
Karin Fairchild, one of the amazing singers of the country group Little Big Town, opens the song with the line "I got a girl crush". It follows with the chorus that says:
"I want to taste her lips,
yeah 'cause they taste like you,..."
...I want her magic touch,
yeah 'cause maybe then you'd want me just as much."
Immediately some people jumped on their horses and said that "it is promoting the gay agenda" and it "obviously has a lesbian meaning". But what they didn't think about before making such ridiculous comments is that majority of country music is built on heartache songs and jealousy songs. This song here is clearly based on a girl-on-girl jealousy over a boyfriend.
I takes a great country artist to write such a well written country song and I think it is a great idea for a song.
So why did I pick this song? How does it have an effect on my life?
Well, let's face it, we all went through a situation where we were jealous of a girl maybe dating the guy you have a massive crush on. Or jealous of a girl who your boyfriend dumped you for. Whatever the situation, the point is we all have been jealous of some girl somewhere in our lives. It also goes the other way around - guy being jealous of another guy.
So I went through a similar situation in my life - well a few of them to be honest. And yes, it sucks. I can really relate to this song and what is said in some of these verses. The fact that I can relate to this song makes it so much better to sing because I can sing it with extra feeling. I can show my emotion through it - the pain, the sadness, the ache and the anger.
A 2 lines that caught my attention was:
So here is to all the girls I wish I was. And here is to all the boys who left me for another girl, leaving me in pieces and broken and feeling jealous and restless. Today I am happy that you did it. It only made me stronger to face whatever life is holding in for me.
And... thanks Little Big Town for an well written country song like Girl Crush.
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