Song of the Day #2,723: ‘If Love Was Fair’ – Ashley Monroe

ashley_monroe_bladeBest Songs of 2015 – #17
‘If Love Was Fair’ – Ashley Monroe

Unfortunately my favorite country artist (and one of my favorite anything artists), Miranda Lambert, took 2015 off (though I can’t wait for her inevitable break-up album).

Fortunately her Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe stepped up to fill Lambert’s shows admirably with solo album The Blade.

Monroe has a twisted sense of humor and a knack for writing effectively about life’s losers. She also has a gift for sweet melodies and the sort of easygoing country compositions that reward repeat listening.

I certainly repeated this song, and this album, quite a bit in 2015.

[Verse 1]
I wouldn’t be half lit drunk
Digging ’round the danger
Wrapping my number on a coaster
Sliding it to a stranger
Walking crooked justifying all my bad behavior
Tangled up in someone’s arms I know I won’t see later
I wouldn’t be getting good at getting good at staying calm
Or sitting high and mighty on my broken throne
I wouldn’t be cursing God for leaving me here all alone
I wouldn’t be stuck between a rock and being stoned

[Chorus]
If love was fair
I’d be golden
Cause you’d be there
I know it’s patient
I know it’s kind
But it wouldn’t change its mind
Out of thin air
If love was fair

[Verse 2]
I wouldn’t be replaying what it was and what it wasn’t
Or thinking I could change if I only saw it coming
It wouldn’t take everything I have to rise above it
There’d be some kind of peace
Yeah, there’d be some kind of justice

[Chorus]
If love was fair
I’d be golden
Cause you’d be there
I know it’s patient
I know it’s kind
But it wouldn’t change its mind
Out of thin air
If love was fair

[Bridge]
Love is twisted
It has its rules
And I’d be over it like you

[Chorus]
If love was fair
I’d be golden
Cause you’d be there
I know it’s patient
I know it’s kind
But it wouldn’t change its mind
Out of thin air
If love was fair

Advertisements

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,723: ‘If Love Was Fair’ – Ashley Monroe

  1. Dana says:

    A nice paint by numbers country pop song. Nothing too special or interesting to me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s