A really great song from 2001 shuffled up on my iTunes earlier this week, right after I wrote the post about all the romance novels I've been reading lately. I knew in an instant that that song would be this week's Saturday Song Selection. It's perfect.
The story in the song is typical of the tales told in all those novels: man and woman fall in love, their relationship is interrupted by misgivings on somebody's part, but in the end--well, you know how they all end. We readers would feel betrayed if they didn't end that way.
In this video, a very young Blake Shelton epitomizes the hero of a romance novel: a tall, handsome, long-haired cowboy who fell for a sophisticated city woman with issues, then thought he'd lost her. Watch the video and listen to the lyrics. I don't know many women who wouldn't fall at least a little bit in love with a man as loyal as the one in this song.
The song is "Austin" by Blake Shelton.
A great big thank-you to Blake Shelton for making this video available on YouTube.
Click here to read the lyrics.