Listen, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday, Listen to This: “American Honey”

As we approach Memorial Day weekend here in America, I thought it might be fitting to share with y’all one of my favorite country songs today, with a little spice of patriotism in the title. For this Throwback Thursday, I give you Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey.” I was reminded how much I love this song when I heard it on the radio driving to work this morning. American Honey is on the Need You Now album, which had plenty of great radio singles, but there’s something special about the lyrics to this one:

“She grew up on the side of the road
Where the church bells ring, and strong love grows
She grew up good, She grew up slow
Like American honey

Steady as a preacher, Free as a weed
Couldn’t wait to get going, but wasn’t quite ready to leave
So innocent, pure and sweet
American honey”

I don’t know, this song just always makes me feel summer no matter what time of year it is. And if you’re from a small town (or you have an active imagination) maybe it makes you think of home. Or walking on the side of the road picking wildflowers, or running barefoot in the grass, or riding bikes and the wind blowing through your hair. Or holding hands in the still summer night. There’s so much that’s so great about all of those little moments, and you want to freeze it all in time but you wanna move forward and see what’s next, too. That’s what this song has always reminded me of, kind of like that small window of time right before a big change (leaving home to go to college, college years wrapping up and graduation approaching into the real world) that hesitation and sense of excitement that coexist leading up to a transition.

Anyway, if you’re not familiar with the song you can check out the official video here:

 

“Nothin’ sweeter than summertime and American honey…”

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