08 February, 2008

Sing me a Song

We have moved from the long nights and cold weather of January into the month of... love.  Love is everywhere - in the air, on the radio, on TV.  Everyone is talking about love. 
 
It is, therefore, no wonder that I seem to be hearing lots of love songs.  Not the sad love songs about unrequited love or love lost.  That would be too much for February to take. 
 
February is about the love songs that tell just how amazing love is. 
 
The most recent of these songs to catch my attention was "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley.
 
Do men really write such things about women? 
 
I mean, real men - the kind that wear suits and ties, drive SUVs, and coach their kid's teams?  Do the men who eat pizza and watch football and drink beer actually have such honest and affectionate thoughts about women?  Does the guy in the hardhat or with the grease on his hands, or the one who spends day and night in front of the computer actually take the time to compose such sentiments?
 
If yes... how do I find one?
 
I seem to be a magnet for the man who has very few, if any, romantic cells in his body.  My guys seem to be fond of announcing, very early in the relationship, in bold, neon colored words, underlined in red... "I do not do flowers, chocolate, Valentine's day, or romantic dinners.  No baths, candlelight, etc.  And only give gifts when required!"
 
At least they are honest and up front about it!
 
For the most part, I am okay with this.  I appreciate the honesty, and frankly, am not  into much of that stuff myself.  That said, I do appreciate the little things that make a moment - the little romantic things that much more when such a man does them.  
 
So the other night I sat, listening to Brad sing about this amazing woman, and contemplated the little romantic things that I have done or have received throughout the years.  The little songs I have sung, letters written, e-mail received, gifts and tokens received and given...the various expressions of love that have highlighted my romantic life...
 
I came to a conclusion.  The things that I have received are great and cherished, but...
 
I want a song.  
 
I want to be the "She" in "She's Everything!"         

12 comments:

JustRun said...

Oh my gosh, I can hardly listen to that song. That guy can write some stuff, that's for sure.

emmaenlighted said...

Ah, to be lovingly immortalized in song :)

Carrie said...

here here... I often wondered too, if there WERE really men out there like the ones you read/hear about in songs and novels.. Just like I'm sure some men wonder if there are REALLY women out there just like the ones they read about...

Enigma said...

Te, I think there are real men out there like that. My parnter said to me once "you are my Atlanta Burns"
Its from the last huge burning scene in Gone with the Wind, its a SFX expression,for the biggest thing that will ever happen to you.
Hopefully one day you will be the "she"....
Virgos are suposedly about to enter a 15 year cycle of romantic bliss...heres hoping.

Scorpy said...

I love C&W...I'm going to a Gary Allan concert on the 22nd March...yiiihah

The Exception said...

JR - Ah... to be the woman in that song... I love it because it isn't all about how perfect she is, but her being imperfect and moody and loved.

Emma - Exactly. That is what I want.

Carrie - Are there such men? We know that there are fabulous women (I mean check us out... and all those women who read us!)

Enigma - Finally, Virgos need some time in the sun. It is difficult playing mother to the world and fighting for justice. We need some TLC!! ;)

Scorpy - C&W love songs and Scorpy... now that sounds like a powerful combination!

Seven Seas said...

Not sure if "real men" drive SUVs (truck man myself :P), but yes men do write such things. Surprisingly enough we men are sentimental creatures (scary thought eh?).

The Exception said...

7 Seas - I think I might have to see it to believe it! ;)

Scotty said...

::sigh::

I need reminders of how wonderful it is. Because, well, not really feeling it this year.

The Exception said...

Scotty - You need to change that post haste! Just hop a plane and we shall see what we can do!

AaroN said...

Yes, we do. And we often wonder where we'll find a woman that can appreciate those things. Luckily, I found mine.

The Exception said...

Aaron - Are there women who don't apreciate those things?