Song of the Day #596: ‘She’s Everything’ – Brad Paisley

Today is my wedding anniversary… lucky number thirteen. I’ve now spent more than a third of my life married and just about half of my life with this wonderful woman. And those percentages will keep on creeping up. The way time is flying these days, I know 15 and 20 will be upon us in a blink.

And that prospect absolutely thrills me. I’m baffled by those men (and women) who fear commitment and view marriage as a restricting thing. On the contrary, I find it perfectly liberating. It’s a powerful and freeing thing to completely be yourself with another person, for better or worse. I suppose some people are able to do that with just anybody, but for me it doesn’t come easy.

It did, though, 18 years ago when I first met the woman who would become my wife. And while I won’t spin yarns about love at first sight (ours was initially a rocky courtship, as Alex will quickly point out), I knew instantly I’d found somebody with whom I was completely comfortable.

And I’ve remained completely comfortable ever since (even when we feel like strangling each other). Through several homes and cars; jobs and layoffs and new jobs; trips we never wanted to end and trips we wished we never started; two wonderful, exasperating children; a few tears and a whole lot of laughter.

Happy anniversary, darling. You are, and always will be, everything to me…

She’s a yellow pair of running shoes
A holey pair of jeans
She looks great in cheap sunglasses
She looks great in anything
She’s I want a piece of chocolate
Take me to a movie
She’s I can’t find a thing to wear
Now and then she’s moody

She’s a Saturn with a sunroof
With her brown hair a-blowing
She’s a soft place to land
And a good feeling knowing
She’s a warm conversation
That I wouldn’t miss for nothing
She’s a fighter when she’s mad
And she’s a lover when she’s loving

And she’s everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
I talk about her, I go on and on and on
‘Cause she’s everything to me

She’s a Saturday out on the town
And a church girl on Sunday
She’s a cross around her neck
And a cuss word ’cause its Monday
She’s a bubble bath and candles
Baby come and kiss me
She’s a one glass of wine
And she’s feeling kinda tipsy

She’s the giver I wish I could be
And the stealer of the covers
She’s a picture in my wallet
Of my unborn children’s mother
She’s the hand that I’m holding
When I’m on my knees and praying
She’s the answer to my prayer
And she’s the song that I’m playing

She’s the voice I love to hear
Someday when I’m ninety
She’s that wooden rocking chair
I want rocking right beside me
Everyday that passes
I only love her more
Yeah, she’s the one
That I’d lay down my own life for

And she’s everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
She’s everything to me
Yeah she’s everything to me

Everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
She’s everything to me

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #596: ‘She’s Everything’ – Brad Paisley

  1. Amy says:

    :) Happy Anniversary!

  2. Dana says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. peg says:

    You made me cry, that was so sweet. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Amy says:

    Great song, by the way. I’m just listening to (and reading) it now. Gotta love the Brad Paisley.

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