I like my fair share of country music, not a lot but just a enough!
I’ve heard a lot of different things about this song. Radio stations basically refusing to play it on the air, all because of the damn title. I never wanted to listen to it unfortunately. Even after all the reports and other country artists trying to show their support for the group and the track. And then a couple of weeks ago, I was listening to the Halestorm in studio interview and performance on the Sirius XM Octane channel. They were there talking about their new album and performing new and old songs acoustically. They also managed to do an acoustic version of this song too. I was half tempted to change the channel but I talked myself out of when I heard the first line and by the middle of it I was angered because people are freaking out about what they think it’s about and it’s not even close to it!
In a way, I can understand that people would look at it with a funny look because the group consists of two males and two females, and the girls are the ones actually singing and saying the words like “I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you..” It sounds a little dirty, but I’ve heard the male country singers get a little dirtier and yet I hardly see people freaking out about that! I don’t know if it’s because I see the male singers use more metaphors or what, but when I was listening to it and hearing every word of the song I was like, “this is totally clever!” I have NEVER heard of a song in any genre of music create a song wanting to switch places with the other woman. Have that person’s body, hair, and scent and still be able to get the guy too! It’s just an interesting way to see things in a different perspective. I mean, every person has had those feelings of wanting to trade places with their crushes girlfriend/boyfriend. I’ll be honest I sure as hell have in the past!
People are too quick to judge honestly! And that sucks for the artists, because I’ve liked quite a bit of the band’s songs. They’ve pretty good! One thing that really bugs me is that if it sounded more like a pop song, nobody would be freaking out about it. It also seems like country music is a little too sheltered. Sometimes you can’t always use metaphors to tell a story and I mean, it is 2015. The world and its music has been changing, the rest of the country music lovers and stations in the world need to realize this too!
What do you think about it? Do you agree or disagree?