Music Monday- The Difference

Beautiful black and white rose with note on the petals
I’ve been married for almost 14 years and with my husband for 15. I don’t envy those that have to navigate the waters of beginning a new relationship. I do recall, however, how difficult it was to read someone. Are they interested? Are you coming in too strong? Not strong enough? Before my husband ever asked me on a date he was always THERE. He would be in the periphery although we had never really been introduced let alone friends, at the time. Some fringe of my friends were friends with his fringe and slowly, he just started spending more time with me even if the others weren’t around. It took me awhile, but I figured out he had a crush on me. The next step was deciding if I was interested. I started going out of my way to try to talk to him. I needed to figure him out. I would drop hints about movies, which I thought he would be interested in seeing, and mentioning that I wanted to see them as well. I tried to give so many HINTS but I was far too subtle.

Somehow, he got the nerve to ask me to prom. Then I said no. 😀 The story for how we ever came together is for another time. What I wanted to think about this week, is the subtle differences between things like, “How are you?” (we were never a “what’s up?” crowd) and “What are your plans because I want to come too.” Tyler Rich’s “The Difference” exemplifies the issue.

 

 

 

I’m tired of sleeping on us
I’m over dodging this crush
I’m sick of waiting 10 minutes just to text you back
So you don’t get to thinkin’ that I’m too attached
I’m more than benefit friends
I’m more than just a weekend binge
I want you to be my hottie riding shottie, I don’t want nobody’s body but your body, babe
All I’m tryna say is

There’s a difference between “miss ya” and “I miss your face”
And there’s a difference in “What’s going on?” and “Baby, how was your day?”
Yeah, there’s a hell of a difference in saying three words or kinda just meaning two
And there’s a difference in “Love ya” and “I love you”
And I wanna be the difference, yeah I do

I wanna be the difference between “Hey, what’s up?’ and “What are we gonna do tonight?”
Between “Yeah, she’s cool, we hang out sometimes” and “That girl right there, she’s mine”
Between leading ya on and holdin’ your hand
Sittin’ it out and “Girl, let’s dance”
Between playing it safe and taking the chance
Yeah, pumpin’ the brakes and hittin’ the gas

There’s a difference between “miss ya” and “I miss your face”
And there’s a difference in “What’s going on?” and “Baby, how was your day?”
Yeah, there’s a hell of a difference in saying three words or kinda just meaning two
And there’s a difference in “Love ya” and “I love you”

And I wanna be the difference, close the distance
And be that puzzle piece you didn’t even know you was missing baby
Ohh, I wanna be the difference, yeah I do

There’s a difference between “miss ya” and “I miss your face”
And there’s a difference in “What’s going on?” and “Baby, how was your day?”
Yeah, there’s a hell of a difference in saying three words or kinda just meaning two
And there’s a difference in “Love ya” and “I love you”
And I wanna be the difference, oh yeah
I wanna be the difference
I wanna be the difference

 Writers: Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Rhett Akins, Benjamin D. Burgess. Performed by Tyler Rich.

 

Music Monday- Girl Crush

 

Beautiful black and white rose with note on the petals

This song has been out for a few years, and I have to confess that the soulful, blues-y sound of it has always held my attention. When I was making plans for this week’s theme on the blog, it popped in my head as the perfect way to encapsulate Caroline Bingley’s envy for Elizabeth Bennet. Even if you’ve never felt this way about a man, we have probably all envied another woman (or man, if I have any male readers–speak up if you are because I don’t know of you!) at some point in our lives.

Lest the title confuse you, it’s been described as “about a girl obsessing over another girl because that girl stole her lover … On the other hand, it could also be about a girl obsessing over the girl who is with the man that she wants but has never had.”

I’ve got a girl crush
Hate to admit it but,
I got a hard rush
It’s not slowing down
I got it real bad
I want everything she has
That smile and that midnight laugh
She’s giving you now

I want to taste her lips
Yeah, cuz they taste like you
I want to drown myself
In a bottle of her perfume

I want her long blond hair
I want her magic touch
Yeah, cuz maybe then
You’d want me just as much

I’ve got a girl crush
I’ve got a girl crush
I don’t get no sleep
I don’t get no peace

Thinking about her
Under your bed sheets
The way that she’s whispering
The way that she’s pulling you in
Lord knows I’ve tried,
I can’t get her off my mind

I want to taste her lips
Yeah, cuz they taste like you
I want to drown myself
In a bottle of her perfume
I want her long blond hair
I want her magic touch
Yeah, cuz maybe then
You’d want me just as much

I’ve got a girl crush
I’ve got a girl crush
Hate to admit it but
I got a hard rush,
It’s not slowing down

Written by: Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, and Hillary Lindsey. Performed by Little Big Town.

Music Monday- Lose My Mind

Certain songs just remind me of characters and various scenes I put them in. The following song comes on my writing playlist regularly and I think perfectly fits how the young Fitzwilliam Darcy of Loving Elizabeth feels when he meets his best friend’s little sister, Elizabeth.

Will’s lips left hers, desperate for the taste of her skin. Elizabeth moaned, bringing some of his mind back to the present. Still, he trailed down her neck, pressing kisses on the sensitive flesh until he found her pulse point and could feel her heart’s rapid beats for him. Elizabeth shuddered against him and he dropped his head to her shoulder.

“Elizabeth,” Will rasped as both of their chests rose and fell in quick spurts. “You drive me out of my mind.”

“You make me crazy and I kinda like it.” That’s the epitome of their early relationship. This young Darcy is far less well-regulated than the man we know from Jane Austen’s story. He and Elizabeth butt heads but he sure enjoys it.

I’m hoping to start posting Loving Elizabeth in a few weeks!