Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

"Why Can't I Leave Her Alone" by George Strait

Basically, this is a song about stalking. ("I know I don't want her, I swear that's a fact/ But the thought of somebody else rubbing her back, just keeeeeeeeels me.") But Strait, whose 55 #1 country hits suggest he knows a little something about interpreting a line, turns it into a perfectly pitched lovable loser tale ("I dropped by her mama's stoned out of my mind/ Just to hear that it's over from her one more time") complete with pick-up trucks, bar stools and big rolling tears plopping into glasses of beer.