Song of the Day #5,266: ‘That’s Love’ – Brad Paisley

Since his 1999 debut, Brad Paisley has been reliably releasing albums every year or two. Today’s SOTD comes from his third studio album, 2003’s Mud on the Tires, one of my favorites.

I haven’t thought about Paisley in awhile, and it just occurred to me that it’s been five years since his last release. 2017’s Love and War was decent but unspectacular, and just the sort of record I’d like to see topped with a return-to-form collection of bangers.

I’m not sure what Paisley has been up to over the past half-decade (and granted, the pandemic threw a wrench into all of our lives during that span) but I sure hope he’s making new music.

In the meantime, I’m always happy to fire up one of his clever, good-natured glimpses at modern relationships, and ‘That’s Love’ fits the bill nicely.

[Verse 1]
There ain’t a woman in the world that wants to hear the word yes
When she asks if you think that she looks chubby in that dress
And if she cooks all day you better eat it with a smile
It doesn’t matter if it tastes just like bad gravy on a Goodyear tire

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, yeah, yeah all right so you bend the truth
Yeah, yeah, yeah that’s something that you’ll have to get use to

[Chorus]
‘Cause that’s love, you’ll see
We all commit a little bit of perjury
Ah but that’s no crime if you ask me, that’s love
You’re staring at a burnt steak
You bite the bullet and you clean your plate
And then you go on and on about how great it was
That’s not a lie, that’s love

[Verse 2]
Well it’s the very same thing that she does for you
When she doesn’t bring up the fifteen pounds that you need to lose
And every time she runs her fingers through your hair
And she says she kind of likes the way there’s not as much of it there

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, yeah, yeah well all right so she bends the truth
Yeah, yeah, yeah that’s something that you have to get use to

[Chorus]
‘Cause that’s love, you’ll see
We all commit a little bit of perjury
Ah but that’s no crime if you ask me, that’s love
Your bumming out so she says
“There’s something kind of sexy bout a bald head
Aw and honey it’ll make you look twice as tough”
That’s not a lie, that’s love

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, yeah, yeah well all right so you bend the truth
Yeah, yeah, yeah that’s something that you’ll both going to do

[Chorus]
‘Cause that’s love, you’ll see
We all commit a little bit of perjury
You say I like it when your momma comes to visit us
That’s not a lie, that’s not a lie, that’s love

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,266: ‘That’s Love’ – Brad Paisley

  1. Peg says:

    Love the lyrics ❤️

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    Cute song. My guess is that Paisley’s best work is behind him, but for your sake (and his many fans) I hope I’m wrong,

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