This one is off Reba’s new album. That’s right, Reba is still making music. And damn good music, too. The Bar’s Getting Lower is a song about a woman who once had big dreams, and has seen them slip away with each passing year.
She’s getting older, and the bar’s getting lower.
Now that’s a gut punch. And setting at its saddest.
This Jewel song is about the ups and down of fame, and the ups and downs of life. It’s about the things that make us who we are and what makes us do the things we do.
Jewel writes autobiographically about her upbringing in Alaska, and how she’s moving to Stephenville, Texas to live her her boyfriend.
This is one of my favorite songs lyrics:
And this Alaskan girl was living in Stephenville, Texas Yes, you guessed it, I moved here because I fell in love with a man And I moved his ex-old lady’s things out of the closet The same closet I had to move my things back in It didn’t make me feel that great, as if to demonstrate Everything’s temporary if you give it enough time
Indeed, it easy temporary. This song takes on a different tone knowing that she and the man she moved to Stephenville for have both married and divorced since this song was written.
This song off her Red album is classic Taylor Swift. A melodramatic ballad of lost love. This needs to be on a movie soundtrack, backing up a montage of the heroine and hero sitting alone in their respective kitchens, thinking about all the things that went wrong and right.
Do I want to see that movie? Not almost about it, I do!