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Single Review: “She Never Cried In Front Of Me” by Toby Keith

July 5, 2008

Country musician Toby Keith and his band got into curling by watching the Turin Games on their tour bus. "They're calling themselves the redneck curlers," said Nashville Curling Club president Sean Gerster.Toby Keith, despite his stereotype as a hard core honkey tonk party man, is at his best when he tackles a powerful ballad. For the first single from his upcoming project Toby returns to his prime with a single that stands out over much of what has been offered this year from the new and the experienced artists.

The idea of the song surrounds one single concept, a tear as a symbol of emotional release, only in this tune it isn’t Toby crying, it’s the girl that was once his lover and is now married. Toby’s character sees a tear drop down her cheek which reveals to him a release of countless emotions and realization in himself and in her. Toby begins to realize how much he neglected her and how she must have felt but held back, for many possible reason whether it be for love of him or lack thereof, and they both realize how much happier she is now and that she has finally fallen in love while Toby’s character is left alone and apparently moving on with a new sense of understanding.

What shines throughout the lyric is that although Toby’s character becomes weighed down by his own revelation as well as his former lover from just a single tear down her cheek, he stands strong and avoids crying himself. This makes the song interesting because it leaves it open for the listener to determine whether there is a sense of regret or a sense of acceptance shown as he contemplates that one showing of emotion that he never saw from her. Simple, yet slightly complicated…just the way I like it.

Grade: A+

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Karatekid34 permalink
    July 5, 2008 10:32 pm

    thi€s is such a great and powerful song. I can’t wait until I can get it on my -pod. You don’t even have to like contry to like this song. Listen to it!

  2. Ruth permalink
    July 8, 2008 2:28 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful review of “She Never Cried in Front of Me.” It’s a beautiful song that speaks to things many of us have experienced.

  3. chelsey permalink
    July 17, 2008 12:09 am

    this song is amazing and its good that it got this good of a rating. i am happy to know im not alone when there are so many people against this song and idk why

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