Today I’ve been listening to Sheryl Crow’s music. On repeat. There’s just something refreshing about her music, something Spring-like. With the sun shining and and the warmish air, I needed the heart soothing sounds of Sheryl Crow. But in particular, “The First Cut is the Deepest (Country Version)” is #PhillipsSongOfTheDay.
I’m like 93.24% sure Sheryl Crow covered “The First Cut is the Deepest,” but I honestly could care less. Sheryl Crow’s version was the first that I heard, and the story line resonates with me (I prefer the country version because it gives it a clearer form of rawness and is more soothing to listen to, in my opinion).
The honest reason “The First Cut is the Deepest” is #PhillipsSongOfTheDay is because of the lyrics. They are stunning and just really struck a chord with me, specifically:
“I would have given you all of my heart
But there’s someone who’s torn it apart
And he’s taken just all that I have
But if you want to try to love again
Baby, I’ll try to love again, but I know…
The first cut is the deepest
But when it comes to bein’ lucky, he’s cursed
When it comes to lovin’ me, he’s worst”
“Try to love again”
I think after you’ve had your heart broken in any circumstance, it’s hard to “love again.” Maybe you’re holding out hope, thinking that things can work out…but deep down, you know they probably can’t. We don’t want to give up, but you’ve got to. You’ve got to “try to love again.” And I learned in my psychology class last semester that love and relationships are really the only way we can be truly happy or have a better well being.
This is the baby playlist that I’ve been listening to today on repeat: