Single Review: Lee Brice, “Love Like Crazy”

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June 3, 2010

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/uploads/2010/06/Screen-shot-2010-06-03-at-7.22.16-PM.png” alt=”” width=”173″ height=”220″ />I guess I like the origin of this song, which has a modern narrator marveling at how an elderly couple has actually managed to endure their whole lives together. It’s a nice little bit of social commentary.

But wouldn’t you know it, the thing quickly devolves into just another “how to live your life” chorus, like “Help Somebody”/”Don’t Blink”/”Voices”/”You’re Gonna Miss This” all over again. Seriously, when did mainstream country become all about old people rattling off sound bites at young people?

On the other hand, I guess the song must actually have some good advice, since the second verse talks about how the young version of the Wise Old Man fearlessly embraced retail technology and was financially rewarded for it by Microsoft, all because he was a best friend and told the truth and loved like crazy…wait, what?

Written by Doug Johnson and Tim James

Grade: D

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  1. plain_joNo Gravatar says:

    I really like Lee Brice and am excited to hear his entire album. I really started paying attention to this artist when I heard Happy Endings.

  2. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Ha. That Microsoft verse does seem kind of random for a country song, anyway.

  3. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    A very typical cliche-filled piece of radio fluff. I really don’t get why he calls a long-lasting marriage “crazy.” It’s impressive, admirable, and not as common as it used to be, but it’s not “crazy.”

    Country Haiku says it better than I could.
    “If you want to hear
    One more ‘old man’s advice’ song
    Well, ain’t you crazy?”

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