Joe Nichols, “Another Side of You”
Nichols is the perfect singer for material like this. The song manages to sing of loving a woman’s weaknesses without condescension and of her daily challenges with quite a tinge of sympathy. The emphasis is more on how overwhelmed the woman is and how the man can’t believe she gets it all done, so the lines about her burning the coffee and waking up in a pissy mood don’t have that “I love my little idiot” tone that’s been around since Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey.” It’s a great song for Mother’s Day, come to think of it. Good stuff.
Listen: Another Side of You
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