Since I was unable to do my blog post yesterday, I’ll be doubling up today! So the “O” post should have been for yesterday, and the topic is the Eric Church song, “Over When it’s Over.” I don’t remember when I first heard it, but I do know it was one of those songs that I fell in love with the first time I heard it. I love the bit of melancholy in the way Church sings it, the tinges of regret. And the language, oh, the language! The words, the metaphors, the extended metaphors! So many good ones:
“We had it in the air but just couldn’t land it.”
“Where regrets outlast the alcohol.”
“It’s the last long drag on a Marlboro light.”
“It’s a blank page when you’re out of words.”
“It’s too far gone to be shocked back.”
The teacher in me would LOVE to use this song to teach my students about metaphor and extended metaphor. The girl in me just sees all sorts of different ways to describe the heartaches I’ve felt in my life. This song is a good one.