Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Just Need You Now

Caught between a catchy tune and something to sing along with... I'm enjoying Lady Antebellum's song 'Need You Now'.

The vocals in this song are lovely... but something about the refrain doesn't sit right with me:

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.

Is this a song about a booty call?
It reminds me of an ex-boyfriend of mine - who years later would occasionally call me in the early morning, weekend hours when the bars shut down.
Text book booty call right?
Except, he was in Tennessee while I was in Colorado.
Not much of anything is going to happen with that sort of distance.

I could never figure out why he was calling me except for his explanation that he's still buzzed and wants to talk to someone and it was too late to call anyone in his time zone!

Since it was two hours earlier where I lived - he was calling me at about 1:00am and we would talk about what was happening in our lives, and also talk about the past... about people we both knew and we would reminisce about the time we spent together.

I always thought it was odd for an ex-boyfriend to call for that sort of conversation. It didn't happen a lot, but enough that I wasn't too alarmed when it did happen. Not surprisingly, he stopped when the last call was to announce that he got engaged the night before. (That was shocking as my response was. "To whom?!" He had never mentioned he was dating anyone. Just calling for his platonic booty call every few months.) By the way, how strange is it to call an ex-girlfriend the very morning after you propose to someone else?!! Just say'n!

So you can see how I never made sense of that.

Last weekend, I think I figured out the answer.
On Sunday I heard an interview with Lady Antebellum. They were asked how they accounted for the popularity of the song.
The answer was that they thought it was something everyone could relate to. The male singer (I don't really know the group) said, "Sometimes when a guy is up late and has had too much to drink, he just needs someone who is really important to him to be there."

Hmm. Maybe I was more important to this guy than I thought.

Jerry/Hugh update: He came over after work (9:00pm)last night with a bottle of wine to spend some time together, (rather than on the phone since we only live about 12 blocks apart). We talked until 2:00am. He's so easy to relate to, we have tons in common. I'm learning that he is truly, a good man. I really like him.

Here's a funny. As he made arrangements to meet up - we were trying to determine if we had each had dinner. (I had just made myself something, he hadn't) So he said "It's okay... I'll just eat a little something before we go to bed."
"We?" I asked.
"Did I say 'We'?" He was suddenly mortified! Explaining that he had absolutely no ulterior motives!!
I'm happy to report, we only engaged in a tiny amount of smooching... all above board. He's a good guy!

Arggg. It's actually frustrating because even though I enjoy getting to know him and taking it slow - there's part of me that just wants to jump ahead and see how it all turns out!!


Maggie said...

Oh best wishes! That song has never made any sense to me, but I guess I've never really been in that situation. I just thought it had to be about a booty call and wrote it off. Now I guess I'll try to listen a little closer.

Steamed Dumpling said...

Oh, the sweet tender and sometimes akward moments of getting to know someone. It's fun isn't it? I'm glad you are enjoying his company. Can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

I knew it! I love this group, I got both cd's when they had them on sale, I had to listen to it serveral times, I believe they are touring with Tim Mcgraw,and now, I think IM in the same boat with you, when you talk about your Mr.Burns, well, mine is back in the picture, why is so hard not to say no! why do we care so much. I would love to talk with you more.I thought this song was, grab the cd's they are great!

Genevra said...

I can't tell you how excited I am to read how this unfolds. He sounds so cute and fantastic. Not to mention it is just so NICE to read about a lovely courtship unfolding without all the drama that can sometimes happen. I love that it is so easy for the two of you. :)

Anonymous said...

just take your time! i am so excited for you!!

Terry, too said...

It's funny about the booty call question.
I thought the song meant 'I really miss you and wanted to hear your voice' type sweetness.
My husband heard a song about a drunk girl calling a guy in the middle of the night cause she 'needs' him and thought 'booty call', and was offended. Because a guy isn't supposed to have sex with a drunk girl. (Though nothing in the song says they do.)

Now for their next song.
What the heck is 'American Honey'?