Thoughts Posted by D Liversage
This song presses the point that parents fighting has a massive effect on children. The scenario plays out with a little girl hiding in a closet because her parents are fighting. She overhears them and wishes that their harsh words didn't cause so much hurt; that they weren't real and therefore wouldn't have any repercussions. Plastic toy guns serve as the perfect analogy, especially from a child's point of view; they're harmless, almost as if it was merely a game.
There's something to be said for a man who's not ashamed to admit that "no man is an island". This anthem is like a 21st century version of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and cuts to the core of what it means to be supportive of each other through thick and thin. The fact that the band's vocalist (Bear) and guitarist (Bo) are brothers solidifies the literal meaning, but it can just as easily relate to any true and worthy friend or comrade.
ZBB delivers yet another strong Country power ballad, this time exposing the raw feelings of the inevitable end of a relationship. Though the cause for this end is left open for interpretation, it allows many people to personally identify with. Some relationships don't necessarily end in a messy disaster, but there's still pain in the silent realization that no matter what, "I could tell that it was over... We will never make it."
Reminiscent of the band's Southern Gothic influences, this song blatantly tells of a literal "death-do-us-part" commitment. Even though it's a little grotesque for your average love declaration, the unbridled (no pun intended) lyrics get the message across loud and clear: I'll die without you.
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