Sara Evan's new CD is a special collection about breaking up and new relationships. The title track "A Little Bit Stronger" was released several months ago and clearly is about moving on and getting over the pain of by-gone relationship. Sara is divorced (but remarried) and this makes me especially think of the pain of divorce.
"Desperately" is a song about needing love. I like the positive words about jumping into a new relationship. This song has a couple original analogies loved "like the sun loves the moon and the moon adores the shore."
"Anywhere" is a delightful ditty about going anywhere as long as "you'll ride shotgun with me." One of my favorites lines in this song is "I am sick of living my life in park; I want to live it in drive." Another neat line and idea for life is "Got all we need in cart at a checkout line."
"My Heart Can't Tell You No" is a sad song about a torturous relationship where someone is in love with someone else. Here is a photograph a created recently because of a beautiful relationship gone sour with the entrance of a third person.
Two fun songs are "Cabana Boy" and and 'Ticket to Ride!" "Cabana Boy" is about just staying home and having her guy wait on her at poolside. This delight brings to mind many scenes. And his reward at the end of the day is perfectly clear. "Ticket to Ride" is about meeting someone on an airplane and getting cupid involved.
There is also a sad song about losing someone to alcohol -- "What that Drink Cost Me." "Alone" is also somewhat sad in that there are times in a relationship that we need to be alone and work through the pain of differences.
"Wildfire" is a song about someone's love lighting a fire, "a spark inside me." Sara continues this analogy throughout the song.
This CD also includes a bluegrass version of "Born to Fly," an early hit of Sara's. Born to Fly is an upbeat you-can-do-anything song.
My favorite song on the CD is Cabana Boy. I listened to the CD skiing recently and went much faster every time this song played. This will be a great summer release.