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Love Songs

Posted Monday, February 11, 2008, at 8:39 AM

Most of us like music...I don't know anyone who doesn't, but there are probably a few folks out there that don't. If you start to break the various types of music down, then you'll find a wide range of interests. R&B, pop, rock, rap, polka, and country music are just a few of our choices. I imagine love songs have been around about as long as music, and over the years we've all heard some pretty good ones.

Last night during the Grammy awards show I got a reinforcing listen to one reason I'm not too fond of country music. A performer named Brad Paisley sang his country song, but I gotta tell ya, something about it just doesn't make it fall into the love song or any other category for me with the following lyric..."I want to check you for ticks". YIKES! How romantic!

Now I admit the song is kinda comical, but I'm pretty sure I'd never put the little blood suckers and romance together in the same sentence...let alone a song. Nope...I figure if your checking for ticks, there's a reason other than romance behind the search. Since I'm not a doctor, I decided to look up what ticks are good for and found that the little devils are responsible for spreading Lyme disease, human granulocytic and monocytic ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, tularemia, Q fever, and tick paralysis. Doesn't that sound romantic?

So country music fans, go ahead and rip me on this one if you want, but I'm sticking to love songs about love, not ticks.


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-- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Feb 11, 2008, at 5:59 PM


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