Just to see you smile

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I just downloaded a song by Tim McGraw called Just to See You Smile. I like the song for the music alone, but the lyrics are good too. Pardon the mushiness, but it sure would be nice to feel that way about someone (although I’d rather they felt the same way back). Someday I guess.


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  1. Hmm. It’s pretty much universally crappy to feel that way about someone until you find the one that feels that way in return. Statistically speaking, if you’re feeling this way, you’re likely to get burned. Unrequited love has got to be one of the most emotionally painful feelings there is.

    I wonder what the primary appeal of these songs is. The country music genre seems to be overflowing with them. Maybe they’re cathartic to people who have had similar painful feelings. Or maybe they’re written to make the chicks think the country dudes are all sensitive and stuff.

    Regardless of the emotional content of the song, I’m compelled by my admittedly arbitrary standards to dislike it due to the fact that it mentions Tennessee and Amarillo. That’s just way too ‘country’ for me. ;)

    Comment by Levi on July 11, 2002 @ 8:42 pm
  2. Come on, this is just a simpleton knock-off of the most rocking-est Bad English song ever: When I See You Smile

    Comment by Ammon on July 11, 2002 @ 9:08 pm
  3. Well, besides the fact that it’s an entirely different song. I happen to agree with you though, it is an excellent song by Bad English and luckily it’s on the only CD I have by them.

    Comment by dan on July 12, 2002 @ 12:54 am
  4. I love this song. It’s so sweet and I think that everybody wants to have an experience like this. They might not admit it though.I love the music in this song and the lyrics are really great too

    Comment by Lizzy on March 23, 2003 @ 5:02 pm
  5. One of my friends used to think having someone write a song for her would be the coolest, most romantic thing ever… until someone did. He was a hessian rocker type named Frank with a bad moustache who frequently wore t-shirts with rattlesnakes on them. She was a trendy, mall shopping, Depeche Mode type.

    He carried a torch for her that wasn’t easily extinguished. He showed up at her door one evening, guitar in hand and sang her a song he composed. Her feelings for him were lacking. Okay, they were flat out non-existent. Thus, she was rather creeped out!

    Comment by Renee on June 6, 2003 @ 9:35 pm
  6. I have never serenaded a girl with music that I composed but it’s funny you mention it because yesterday I thought about writing some lyrics and putting them to music. I wrote the idea on my PDA and have yet to do it.

    If I do write a song, I fear serenade by harmonica could be a punishable offence, so all that’s left in my repertoire is the less-than-mobile piano. I guess that could work. I could knock on the girl’s house and ask to use her piano (assuming this girl had one). Either that or I could invite her to my place for a serenade.

    Comment by dan on June 7, 2003 @ 1:14 am
  7. Just make sure her feelings are mutual first!

    Maybe you could form a little a cappella group and sing it outside her door. Dan, Levi, Jason, Cameron, and Mel in 5 part harmony.

    Comment by Renee on June 7, 2003 @ 8:30 am
  8. I would never do it unless we were already dating exclusively.

    That’s a good idea about the a cappella group. I’ll have to get to work writing the song.

    Comment by dan on June 7, 2003 @ 12:32 pm
  9. Working on the song already? Have you met the girl?

    Comment by Renee on June 7, 2003 @ 8:44 pm
  10. Nope, but I can still work on the song and personalize it as needed when the time comes.

    Comment by dan on June 7, 2003 @ 11:14 pm
  11. I was once serenaded by a guy named Mendy. An adorably dorky, tone-deaf 13-yr-old without a sense of rhythm, he sang “Wild Thing” to me. I loved it! We went out for several months before deciding to be “just friends”.

    Note: I am a special case – I don’t think this works 100% of the time. Just a guess.

    Another note: In Medieval Times, unrequited love was the best kind; if it is never fulfilled, it can never hurt you (theoretically). In Romeo & Juliet, Romeo’s love for Rosalind at the beginning of the book, Medieval Christians would say, is better than his requited love for Juliet. This is proven when Romeo and Juliet’s love is tragically ended (we all know the ending). So is unrequited love really the most painful thing? Or is it the not knowing that gives it such a thrill?

    Comment by Abi on June 9, 2003 @ 9:35 am
  12. Renee- thanks for making me part of the 5 part harmony. It gives you a warm feeling to be included.

    Dan, when are we going to do it?

    Comment by Mel on June 9, 2003 @ 9:38 am
  13. In medieval times, they had lots of funny ideas. The earth was flat, leeches could cure any ailment, and you could turn lead into gold with the right potion. Since then, we’ve become a bit wiser; among other things, we’ve discovered that it really is better when the person you love loves you back. I’m a pretty pragmatic guy, and I still maintain that unrequited love really bites. :)

    Comment by Levi on June 9, 2003 @ 10:41 am
  14. Abi: That’s an interesting question. I would have to agree that it hurts much less if the person never likes you. If they decide they like you at first, then decide they don’t like you, it’s much more painful. However, in spite of that, I echo the words of whoever said ’tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

    Mel: We will sing on the eve of October 32nd.

    Comment by dan on June 9, 2003 @ 11:03 am
  15. Abi’s right, even though it still hurts like hell.

    Comment by Brandon on August 21, 2003 @ 11:42 am
  16. It’s not always better to have loved and lost. I feel it’s better to crawl in a hole and die, when you have lost. But when you haven’t loved at all your perfectly fine

    Comment by walter on April 29, 2004 @ 11:58 am
  17. I know this is an old subject, however I was driving some 14 hours the other day and found this song on a cd in my car. I think it is a wonderful song and have since had to purchuse more of Tim McGraw’s music as it has given me a new outlook on my life (as sad as that might sound to some of you people). I am pleased to say that I am hooked.

    Comment by Blueeyes on October 31, 2004 @ 3:40 pm

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