About the song:
Album: Own the Night Released: 2011 Writing Credits: Hillary Scott, Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood Label: Capitol Nashville Length: 3:41 Certification: Platinum – #1 Single
The story: the song tells of a burgeoning relationship between a guy and girl who meet by happenstance and instantly feel a connection… but they want to take the relationship slowly… to get to know the other person instead of recklessly jumping into a whirlwind romance.
My thoughts: for once a modern love song promotes getting to know the person without rushing into something that may cause heartache or become unhealthy. I suppose if you really wanted to analyze the song on a “deeper” level, you might interrupt sensual overtures (“Lyin’ here with you so close to me…”), but it’s countered with innocent more beautiful lyrics (“I’m… caught up in your smile…”) that go against anything improper and at the surface, the song is a pretty thought.Lady Antebellum: Just a Kiss #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Promoting a blossoming friendship prior to a romantic relationship is rare. Here, the trio spins a tale of two people taking things “slow,” getting to know each other rather than rushing into anything. How often do we hear secular artists urging caution in relationships? The idea of meeting the one you’re “waiting” for is such a beautiful, romantic concept. And this is one of the most charming, modern love ballads I’ve heard.
The country music group’s vocals on this track sound fabulous (as always) and I like how their voices blend and sound together.
Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight… and I don’t want to mess this thing up… just a shot in the dark that you just might be the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life…