Monday, January 24, 2011

A Pair of Book Ends?

I am in love with Blake Shelton's latest single "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," but there are a few lyrics that have me scratching my head. The song was co-written by Earl Bud Lee, who wrote "Friends in Low Places" and John Wiggins, who penned "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." So, why does this song sound like it was written by a 5-year-old at times? Sorry fellas, but no girl is going to swoon over the line, "you're put together like a pair of bookends." 

That being said, I love the concept of this song. Getting to know the real you. In other words, "who are you when I"m not lookin." THAT is romantic.

I also love the melody of the song. It almost has a nostalgic feel to it. It reminds me a little of Don Williams. And Shelton's voice is sweet, smooth, and in perfect form.  It proves that he is more than just a rowdy twitter junky. Shelton has pipes and when given the right song, sounds warm and sexy.

Too bad that sexy voice talks about not "tasted all your cookin." Again, sorry, guys, but reminding a woman about cooking is not romantic. But for some crazy reason, it makes me want to whip up my man some meat and potatoes for dinner--with a little candle light. 


  1. So you say you like the melody of this song, but it just doesnt do it for you: It sound like a child wrote it; yet theres something about the simplicity that draws you in. It may just be blake's "sweet and smooth voice", but still there is something that makes your heart melt. "Again, sorry, guys, but reminding a woman about cooking is not romantic.", but for some crazy reason it makes you want to do those things more. Like it or not, he lists the things he loves about her. And while the thought doesnt do anything for ya, just hearing "him" say it makes all the difference in the world. Yeah, call the lyrics childish, but for some reason it works. Weird, huh?