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Even If You Hate Country Music, You Can't Hate This Song

06/26/2015 10:17 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2016

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 dropped on June 23rd, 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 movies and fairytales we grow up to, 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
We're all thorns and we're all roses
We're all looking down our noses at ourselves
We're all flawed and we're all perfect
We're all lost and we're all hurting
And just searching for somebody to love

We're all liars, we're all legends
We're all tens, I'd want elevens
We're all trying to get to heaven, but not today
We're all happy, we're all hatin'
We're all patiently impatient
And just waiting for somebody to love

We're all good, but we ain't angels
We all sin, but we ain't devils
We're all pots and we're all kettles
But we can't see it in ourselves
We're all livin' 'til we're dying
We ain't cool, but man, we're trying
Just thinking we'll be fixed by someone else

We all wrangle with religion
We all talk, but we don't listen
We're all starving for attention then we'll run
We're all paper, we're all scissors
We're all fightin' with our mirrors
Scared we'll never find somebody to love

We're all good, but we ain't angels
We all sin, but we ain't devils
We're all pots and we're all kettles
But we can't see it in ourselves
We're all livin' 'til we're dying
We ain't cool, but man, we're trying
Thinking we'll be fixed by someone else

Just tryin' to hold it all together
We all wish our best was better
Just hopin' that forever's really real
We'll miss a dime to grab a nickel
Overcomplicate the sample
We're all little kids just looking for love
Yeah, don't we all just want somebody to love?

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"We're all little kids just looking for love." is subtle and so smartly accurate about each and every single one of us. This girl is talent, and music, and gypsy and wise far beyond her years.

Keep 'em Coming, Kacey.

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"Shimmer with a smile. Life is hard, bloom anyway."

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