The next song in the music library project is Dwight Yoakam’s ‘Ain’t That Lonely Yet’. I am reblogging Badfinger’s Powerpop article about it (click image below), since that is where I first heard it. I found this country song really soothing on the ears. The lyrics won’t set anyone’s world on fire, but you could sum it up as ‘a woman hurts him and now wants him to take her back’.
His sarcasm in the early stanzas makes me chuckle:
You keep calling me on the telephone
You say you’re all alone
Well that’s real sad
And you keep leavin’
Notes stuck on my door
Guess you’re hungry for some more
Girl that’s too bad
I think it’s a little bit deeper than that; he is really tempted and the whole song is him talking to himself, telling himself that she is bad for him and he needs to forget about her.