Song Lyric Sunday: Touch

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday this week has the theme Touch/Feel – something we don’t get to do much of these days! No one wants to touch anything without cleaning first and we can’t touch other people unless we have 6-ft. long arms! So this theme is something that we currently miss.

However, I heard on TV a doctor saying that we do not have to practice physical distancing with our significant other, and that sex is fine as long as it is with the partner you live with!

I selected “Touch” by the Josh Abbott Band, a song about love and sexual desire. I had never heard of either the song nor the band before, having done a search on YouTube with “touch” and “feel.” I listened to it and found it pleasant, although not spectacular. I don’t generally listen to country music, but  for this challenge I like to learn something new.

Touch
Josh Abbott Band
A little longer, baby stay with me a little longer
I just want your touch again, to feel your body giving in
It’s pulling at me, my desire to make you happy
I want to feel your touch again
Let’s just lie here together chasing forever
I can’t get enough of your love
Brave and relentless, sweet and defenseless,
I can never get enough every time we touch
Can’t stop staring, my eyes keep taking off what you’re wearing
I just want your touch again, to feel your body giving in
You’re a bad liar, that smile gives away what you desire,
You wanna feel my touch again
Let’s just lie here together, chasing forever
I can’t get enough of your love, brave and relentless,
Sweet and defenseless
I can never get enough every time we touch
Yeah let’s lie here together chasing forever,
I can’t get enough of your love
Brave and relentless, sweet and defenseless,
I can never get enough every time we touch, every time we touch

Josh Abbott founded his country band while living in Lubbock, Texas where he attended Texas Tech University. In grad school, he formed the band with fraternity brothers Austin Davis, Neel Huey, and Andrew Hurt. They recorded a four-song demo, then Huey and Hurt dropped out to pursue careers and were replaced with Preston Wait and Eddie Villanueva. In 2008, they recorded their debut album Scapegoat. Caleb Keeter and James Hertless joined in 2010, and Hertless eventually left the band in 2018.

Their second album, She’s Like Texas, was released in 2010 and made the Top Country Albums Chart.

They released their third CD, Small Town Family Dream, in 2012. It was their highest charting album, debuting at #5 on Top Country Albums and sold 21,000 copies in the U.S. its first week. The second single from the album, “Touch”, was released in February and came out digitally on February 14. On the music video is the reality TV star Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland, who was also one of Abbott’s fraternity brothers. “Touch” was also featured in the motion picture The Longest Ride, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Small Town Family Dream was their most successful album and “Touch” has been their most successful single, reaching #41 on the U.S. Country chart and #8 on U.S. Bubbling.
small town family dream

Since then, they have released two more albums, both of which met with moderate success. Abbott’s themes are taken from his life experiences, such as his divorce (on the 4th album) and the birth of his daughter and the sudden death of his father one month into the making of the 5th album.

In 2017, they performed at Route 91 Harvest,  the scene of the Las Vegas mass shooting later that year.

 

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