Written by Bobby Braddock
#1 (1 week)
June 24, 1995
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
June 16, 1995
Tracy Lawrence continues his chart-topping run.
The Road to No. 1
Like Alibis before it, I See it Now produced four No. 1 hits. This one follows the album’s previous chart-toppers, “I See it Now” and “As Any Fool Can See.”
The No. 1
Bobby Braddock’s songwriting prowess is on full display here, and he has a strong singer here to deliver it.
Braddock wisely expands beyond the song’s central metaphor and keeps the focus on the on-and-off heartache. How’s this for a second verse?
You’re lying with me in Atlanta, it’s such a beautiful lie
You play me like a piano, I always let you get by
I know I’ll go through hell girl, when you find someone else
But right now I’m in heaven, and I can’t help myself
I’d still call this a slight notch below Lawrence at his best, but it’s a strong ballad that keeps Lawrence’s remarkable streak of quality records going.
The Road From No. 1
One more No. 1 hit is on deck from I See it Now, and we’ll see it soon.
“Texas Tornado” gets a B+.
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