there are a Million Reasons to Fix You – Just Give Me A Reason to Be Patient With My Love

It’s Monday of a three-day weekend, so of course is in order! For the month of January, our Spotlight Dancer is our friend Michelle from Musings & Merriment! She has chosen the theme for this week, which is “Tentative – as in relationship, as in one that you’re unsure of can be personal or spiritual. Example: I can only imagine by Mercy Me.” We’ll see how I did, shall we?

Let’s start with a favorite artist who introduced this country-flavored power ballad in October 2016, but it really got notice when she performed it at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Every time it comes on, I crank it up and belt it out!

The artist was quoted as saying:

“I wrote this song with a Nashville native, Hillary Lindsey. We sat on a couch together, and we were going back and forth, guitar and piano, and we were going, ‘Why these men, you know?’ All these men – my dad, my boyfriend, all the men in my life – they gave me a  [to leave], but I just need one good one to stick around but you’re giving me a million to walk away…”

The lyrics were rumored to be about the artist’s breakup with her former fiancé, but the singer said they were written about all the men in her life, including her ex-fiancé, her father, and every other guy she’s had a relationship with.

“It’s never just about the guy. It’s always about that guy, the guy before him.”

The song was also written for women all over the world. She was quoted as saying:

“How cool is it that it was #1 in Saudi Arabia?… I just really want women to be heard. I’ve dated a lot of cowboys and I just really want women to be heard… Not in a way that ‘men are bad,’ but I think it’s time for us to heal from those wounds that divide us. In this country we are so divided. I just hope this album provides some healing.”

Here’s the inimitable with “Million Reasons”:

Next up is a song that deals with true love, helping someone in a time of need, and learning from your mistakes. The lead singer hasn’t spoken about the specific inspiration for the song, but it could be it was directed to his former wife, who was dealing with the death of her father in 2002. In relation to where the song started, the artist said:

“My father-in-law bought this big keyboard just before he died. No one had ever plugged it in. I plugged it in, and there was this incredible sound I’d never heard before. All these songs poured out from this one sound. Something has to inspire you, and something else takes over. It’s very cloudy.”

Without further ado, here’s with”:

Next up is song that’s about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it appears to be breaking down, and was inspired by a hypothetical argument over butter. The artist was quoted as saying:

“Sometimes [one partner] can be like, ‘The way you passed me the butter this morning, I kinda feel like we’re going to be over in a month and we need to talk’ and he’s like, ‘I just passed you the f—ing butter, what are you talking about?’ and that’s how I felt the song should go, ‘We’re growing apart, you don’t spoon any more, like it’s all over.'”

Without further ado, here’s featuring with ”:

Last, but certainly not least, the founding member of this trio wrote this song about finding direction again after a few aimless years. Following the release of their 7th studio album in 2017, he felt stuck in a rut and was drinking far too much. He had some come-to-Jesus conversations with his wife and the band. Through that process, he got back in touch with his Christian faith and found himself again.

I’m comin’ back / Like holy redemption / I’m comin’ back to the man that I was / So, please don’t give up /

The artist was quoted as saying:

“That song is one that, I think when people hear it, will get an insight to some of the struggles I’ve been through but also how it’s only gotten us stronger as a band.”

Here’s with “Be Patient With My Love”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday and see you on the dance floor!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   Photobucket

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

 

INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

Michelle from Musings & Merriment

 



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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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7 thoughts on “there are a Million Reasons to Fix You – Just Give Me A Reason to Be Patient With My Love

  1. Stacy,

    You shared some great songs for this week’s theme but I personally enjoyed the best the song by Lady Antebellum which is an introduction. Have a boogiestastic week, my dear!

  2. From Gaga (omg) have you seen her movie? OMG IT WAS GREAT! I loved it. Anyway, from Gaga to the Lady you got some great tunes here girlfriend! Hope all is well with you and yours. Sending BIG HUGS! Have a great week!

  3. As usual, most all of these are new to me. I really enjoyed the Lady Gaga song for its lyrics and the Pink duo for its beat. But Lady Antebellum won for all the emotion. Nice selection.