I grew up listening to Bonnie Raitt. But not really listening to Bonnie Raitt…you know what I mean? When I was a junior in college, I was driving back to school, and I made a stop at some strip mall in the middle of nowhere to purchase a CD. I was gettin’ sleepy, and thought that a new CD would help, because I wouldn’t be able to let it become background noise like CDs I’m already super familiar with. Anyhow, I picked up a Bonnie Raitt CD, and when I got to this song, I had to pull over because I was crying so much. This is becoming a theme.
This song is perfect. Literally. Every single word is perfect. There’s not one word that you could take out – it is so masterfully crafted. My favorite line:
“I’ll close my eyes, then I won’t see the love you don’t feel when you’re holding me.”
I mean seriously!! Who writes that kind of stuff?!? It’s just absolutely amazing.