August 8, 2008
While this song may not be quite as steamy as Sara Evans’ latest single, “Love You With All My Heart”, it seems to focus on the intimacies of the Gracin relationship. As indicated in the title, “Unbelievable (Ann Marie), Josh Gracin’s newest single was written by Gracin for his wife. It’s a sweet gesture, but I’m still left to wonder why Ann Marie is really so unbelievable.
It begins and ends with plenty of flattering adjectives such as “undeniable, incredible, simply wonderful and beautiful. Those compliments, however, are only supported by a description of his physical attraction to her: “I wanna touch your skin/Til it feels like a sin/And take you places/That you’ve never been/Oh Baby this is real/The way you make me feel, unbelievable…/Got your breath on my skin and the taste of your kiss/Every inch and every curve/Late at night can’t believe when you lie next to me/Cause I know this is more than I deserve…”
Not only does this song tell us too much, it also tells us too little about why his wife is so unbelievable. Its generic melody, along with it’s vacuous lyrics, does nothing to help it stand out among the countless other love songs in country music.
Written by Josh Gracin
Listen: Unbelievable (Ann Marie)