Song of the Day #3,824: ‘Meaning Again’ – Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley has written some of the best love songs I’ve ever heard. ‘Then,’ ‘Little Moments,’ ‘She’s Everything,’ ‘The World,’ the list goes on and on.

So it’s a shame that today’s track, from Paisley’s 2017 album Love and War, doesn’t live up to its predecessors. It sounds to me like somebody trying to write a Brad Paisley love song but not quite hitting the mark.

This is Paisley’s most recent albums, and one of his more forgettable ones. I hope it’s a slump and not the new normal. Because the Paisley of Mud on the Tracks, Time Well Wasted and American Saturday Night is a freaking marvel.

I want him back.

[Verse 1]
Sittin’ on the interstate
The end of another day
Feeling tired, feeling beat up, feeling small
Sick of running this rat race
And coming in last place
Feeling like I don’t matter at all

And then I walk through the door
She says “I missed you, where ya been?”
And just like that
My life has meaning again

[Verse 2]
Sometimes work takes her away
She’s gone a couple days
I overdose on ESPN
Between reruns of Sports Center
One too many drive-through windows
I wind up counting down the minutes
Till her plane comes in

And then she walks through the door
She sets her suitcase down
And then just like that
My life has meaning again

If there’s one thing
I’ve learned in this life
It’s that breathing don’t make you alive
You need a reason
Some grander scheme why you’re here
Buddy, I’ve found mine


Sometimes I think
What’s the point?
This messed up world we’re living in
And then she smiles
It all makes sense
Yeah, just like that
My life has meaning again

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,824: ‘Meaning Again’ – Brad Paisley

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Well, I hope you get your man back!

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