It's no secret I have a huge girl crush on Kacey Musgraves. Her voice is soft and pure. This allows for her snarky and cruelly honest words to float instead of force the point points.
On her latest album " Pageant Material" she does it again by being herself and offering a thematic pride chant of self-awareness and understanding of how human we all are. "Biscuits" blew me away when I saw her in concert in Milwaukee, WI. "Mind your own business and life will be gravy." When the album released I bought it and immediately played it on repeat.
"Somebody to love" for face value would appear to be a sad crooning song, but once it started the words inspire love instead of longing for it. She has this way of calling a spade and doing so without judgment or need to be "right." The song disarms you and poetically lays out the real, deeper issue we all have in our life-long quests to balance the gloating and glooming sides of our self-rhetoric.
Hopefully young women listen to this song and realize earlier than I have that contrary to mass media, the true love to be found is in herself. Her lyrics speak of the juxtapositions and the soul truths of accepting life and love and all the messy strings that break and dangle in between. Speaking of strings, that's how it starts, melodic and clean, then comes her sweet voice and the whining guitar.
The lyrics are below. Read them. It's like an anthemic manifesto for accepting. Hear the words with your heart and in their simple yet ringing truth accept yourself and everyone else a little more today. We are all both sides of coin, yin and yang, light and dark until we see it all as part of being balanced already. Love is accepting and knowing and still choosing to love YOU.
"Somebody to Love" - Kacey Musgraves
"We're all hoping, we're all hopeless
"Shimmer with a smile. Life is hard, bloom anyway."