Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Song for the One You Love

Country Music Fan Reviews

Country Music Fan Reviews

In your relationship, does your significant other make you a better person? 

Do they bring out the best in you and inspire you to tap into your better self? Country Music Artist Chris Young sings about the power of love and it's ability to bring out his better self in his moving hit song 'Who I Am With You'.

Every time this song comes on the Country Music TV Channel or the radio, I'll jokingly yell to my husband..."HUN! there's your song to me!' Of course, he yells back, 'Yep, I can hear it!'. That may not seem funny on the surface, but it was me who informed him of the fact that 'Who I Am With You' was now officially his song to me ...he busted a gut, lol .... I said, yah, seriously listen to the words!

(Lyrics) Who I am with you is who I really want to be, You're so good for me, And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands, Yeah, a better man is who I am with you




One of the nicest things he'll say to me is that 'yes, it's true, you do make me a better man'. After decades of  marriage there may be some truth to that! When I think back to when we first met, dating, marriage, children, business and now with grown kids, I think of all we've been through and how, although  parts of our life haven't been easy, we've remained good friends. We can still make each other laugh, and I have to say,  that's my favorite thing to do..make him laugh.

I'm grateful for the little things I still get to do with him; stretch my feet across the bed at night and have our toes touch, put my arms around him whenever I want to, snuggle up on the couch ... all the crazy insignificant things that mean the most and are completely priceless in this life.

With dad recently passed away, I think of my mom sitting in her chair, with dad's empty chair beside her, and how she no longer gets the joy of those little things and it breaks my heart. One of the many things I've learned with my dad passing away is to treasure my husband a little more.  I'll never ever get over the death of my father; it has left the largest void in my soul and because of this deep understanding that nothing lasts forever, both my husband and I are appreciating each other a little bit more these days.

How about you? Is there a song that you and your significant other (past or present) share? Do you still make each other laugh and consider each other friends? If you have a story to tell about you and your loved one as it relates to a country song feel free to share a link to your story on the 'Country Music Review Facebook Fan Page'.

By Barbara Tremblay Cipak
Country Music Reviewer

Added Bonus Country Song: Don't miss the amazing song, 'Dirt' by Florida Georgia Line! The song speaks to the value of Love and Life, and it's true meaning - You can read about it and listen to it here. The song is rising up the country charts, and it's currently my favorite song. The video is extremely moving.

16 comments:

  1. Such a sweet post. And a good reminder to actively love our loved ones because we'll miss those little things when they are gone.

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    1. thank you Dawn, we have to hold those who mean the most of us, I think it's why we breathe <3

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  2. What a precious article! I feel like we just stepped into a very personal place in your life and your relationship. That this song means so much to you and your husband speaks volumes about your marriage. Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, with country music it's always the personal stories that make it so meaningful isn't it - I believe Chris Young wrote this for his wife (for their wedding, I think)

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  3. Here is a perfect example of why I love these review pages. I wasn't even aware of this song, but now it's going on my playlist - I love it! And I so enjoy hearing how much it means to you.

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    1. I responded to your comment, but I think it was eaten by the internet vampire :) - thank you Susan, I'm sure Chris Young appreciates you adding it to your playlist too - I'm always cranking this one up when it comes on

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  4. Thank you, Barbara! You are right, the person we are with can make us or break us. I am so sorry you lost your dad, that's a tough one to deal with, at least it has been for me. But, I am thankful that I found someone (just a few years before dad passed away) that makes me laugh all day long. What a great feeling!

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    1. Coletta, I'm sorry you lost your dad too, it's a loss that nothing on this earth can ever replace. So hard. Glad you found someone who makes you laugh! What a difference when we get to do that at least once a day!

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  5. love the song, love the post. I'm lucky I"m with my soul mate too. Our song is Elvis Can't Help Falling in Love with You...

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    1. Thanks Heather, now that's a great song to share as a couple!!

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  6. We had quite a few special songs over the years -- two from the beginning were 'our' songs and other songs have had special meanings through the years. In 1980 in California we spent a year out of work. While 'getting by' and job searching, "You and Me Against the World" by Helen Reddy became our 'theme song-fight song'.... however you want to call it. A song to help and keep us motivated and strong. Music can be there for you in many ways, even when there is just one of you left to remember.....

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    1. Awe, that's sweet. Like you, we've battled some pretty hard times...rose to the top, then had to fight our way up again...typical stories for us that you read about in the movies. A good fight song works too! By the way, as crazy as it sounds, I used to rock the boys at night to a series of songs, and this song was one of them! 'You and Me Against the World' !! I used to sing this constantly!

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  7. Chris Young's song reminds me of the saying 'Behind every good man is a good woman' and that seems to suit you wonderfully!

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    1. Thanks Ruth, it hasn't been an easy 30some years, but we managed to stay together, and in the end for us I guess it was the friendship and laughter that sealed the deal.

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  8. This is such a beautiful theme song and reminder to be the one who makes someone all that he/she can be.

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    1. So true, I think when we actively seek out being around those who bring out the best in us, the day just feels better doesn't it

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