I’m a little bit embarrassed about how much I love “Gives You Hell.” It is so great for turning up the volume and singing along with in the car. There’s even that sing-along part to get you in the mood.
But this is not just about my guilty-pleasure love for the song. No, I have an anecdote! So the other day my husband and I were driving and this song came on, and he said, “I wonder who this song is about?” Before I could say, “Well, duh, it’s about some ex-girlfriend” he said, “Maybe it’s about an ex-band member.”
Wouldn’t that be a much more interesting story? An ex-band member, or an old friend who was like, “You are never going to make it.” And by and large the lyrics can support it (the only line that at all indicates it’s a romantic relationship is “When you find a man that’s worth a damn and treats you well . . .”) For me this just opened the song right up. I always like finding new possibilities in seemingly simple things.
Anyway, if you click the link, you too will be singing this song for the rest of the day. You’re welcome!