Campfire's picture

I thought about a poll recently about how loving (or liking) a person who did not reciprocate felt. Whilst I won't delve into the complex situations and emotions that can surround such situations, I found some sober (and sombre) lyrics in Leann Rimes's song Insensitive:

How do you cool your lips
After a summer's kiss
How do you rid the sweat
After the body bliss
How do you turn your eyes
From the romantic glare
How do you block the sound of a voice
You'd know anywhere

Oh I really should have known
By the time you drove me home
By the vagueness in your eyes
Your casual good-byes
By the chill in your embrace
The expression on your face
Told me, maybe you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive (...insensitive)

How do you numb your skin
After the warmest touch
How do you slow your blood
After the body rush
How do you free your soul
After you've found a friend
How do you teach your heart it's time
To fall in love again

Oh you probably won't remember me
It's probably ancient history
I'm one of the chosen few
Who went ahead and fell for you
I'm out of vogue, I'm out of touch
I fell too fast, I feel too much
I thought that you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive...

I've always liked Leann Rimes. 'Can't Fight The Moonlight' was catchy, popular, and everyone liked/(s) it. However, 'How Do I Live Without You' was played at a funeral of someone at school, and her voice didn't seem corny or "typical". She has an amazing voice. And whilst not all of her songs are brilliant works of musical art like the aforementioned three, I do maintain she deserves all credit she receives.

Fair play. Here's giving credit where credit's due.


Adam A's picture

me likes

like that song, freakishly describes my love life atm that chorus....but i guess everyone could probably relate to it. so, yay for adam
take care


Ward's picture


Sorry, I don't mean to sound mean, but since you're giving credit where credit's due. That song isn't sung by Leann Rimes, it's Jann Arden. It's a great song though, I used to have her CD. Wonder where that is...