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Song Lyric Sunday – A Collin Raye Duo

The prompt from Jim:

This week it is Fandango Sunday and our theme is Other, That, This.


When I saw the prompt for today, I knew immediately I would choose a Collin Raye song, but which one? In the end, I decided to feature two of his songs, each satisfying a different word from the prompt.

I am a sucker for a love song, but the lyrics must say something that moves me. If you have ever experienced the love of your life, I think the lyrics to “In This Life” will speak to you.

The song “In This Life” was written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by Collin Raye. The song was released as a single from the album “In This Life” in July 1992. After debuting in the #58 position on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, it would become Collin Raye’s second #1 song two months later.

“In This Life”
Lyrics from genius.com

For all I’ve been blessed with in this life
There was an emptiness in me
I was imprisoned by the power of gold
With one honest touch, you set me free

Let the world stop turning
Let the sun stop burning
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through
If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart
The only dream that mattered had come true;
In this life, I was loved by you

For every mountain I have climbed
Every raging river crossed
You were the treasure that I longed to find
Without your love I would be lost

Let the world stop turning
Let the sun stop burning
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through
If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart
The only dream that mattered had come true;
In this life I was loved by you

In this life, I was loved by you

Sometimes we need reassurance in a relationship, especially if the prior relationship was strong. Doubt is dangerous but trust is powerful. “That Was a River” is a song of reassurance sometimes needed to settle a worried heart. A worried heart is different, I think, than a jealous heart.

“That was a River” was written by Susan Longacre and Rick Giles. This song would be the fourth single released from Collin Raye’s “In This Life” album, peaking at #4 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

“That Was a River”
Lyrics from genius.com

I’ve seen that look before
Here comes that doubt again
You think that girl we saw
Was more than just a friend
Yes, there was a time
I thought she had it all
She meant the world to me
Back when the world was small

That was a river
This is the ocean
That never carried this much emotion
Nothing compares to
This deep devotion
That was a river
This is the ocean

The love we had before
Can never change this one
We’re not imprisoned by
The past we’ve brought along
It’s just you and me
One ship in the night
There are no boundaries
There is no end in sight


Song Lyric Sunday is hosted every Sunday by Jim Adams. If you would like to join in the fun, check out his blog for the rules and to take in all the other music posted by other blogger

14 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – A Collin Raye Duo”

  1. Christina came to mind. I must be feeling upbeat this morning!

    Ain’t No Other Man
    Christina Aguilera

    I could feel it from the start
    Couldn’t stand to be apart
    Something? bout you caught my eye
    Something moved me deep inside
    I don’t know what you did boy but you had it
    And I’ve been hooked ever since
    I told my mother, my brother, my sister and my friends
    Told the others, my lovers from past and present tense
    That every time I see you everything starts making sense
    Ain’t no other man can stand up next to you
    Ain’t no other man on the planet does what you do
    You’re the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon
    You got soul, you got class, you got style with your bad ass
    Ain’t no other man, it’s true
    Ain’t no other man but you
    Never thought I’d be alright, no no no
    ? Til you came and changed my life, yeah yeah yeah
    What was cloudy now is clear, yeah yeah
    You’re the light that I needed
    You got what I want boy and I want it
    So keep on givin’ it up
    So tell your mother, your brother, your sister and your friends
    And the others, your lovers, better not be present tense
    ? Cause I want everyone to know that you are mine and no one else’s
    Ain’t no other man can stand up next to you
    Ain’t no other man on the planet does what you do
    You’re the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon
    You got soul, you got class, you got style with your bad ass
    Ain’t no other man, it’s true
    Ain’t no other man but you
    Ain’t no other, ain’t, ain’t no other other
    Ain’t no other, ain’t, ain’t no other lover
    Ain’t no other, I-I-I need no other
    Ain’t no other man but you
    You are there when I’m a mess
    Talk me down from every ledge
    Give me strength, boy you’re the best
    You’re the only one who’s ever passed every test
    Ain’t no other man can stand up next to you
    Ain’t no other man on the planet does what you do
    You’re the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon
    You got soul, you got class, you got style with your bad ass
    Ain’t no other man, it’s true
    Ain’t no other man but you
    And now I’m telling you
    Said ain’t no other man but you!
    Ain’t no other man can stand up next to you
    Ain’t no other man on the planet does what you do
    You’re the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon
    You got soul, you got class, you got style with your bad ass
    Ain’t no other man, it’s true
    Ain’t no other man but you

    Source: Musixmatch
    Songwriters: Chris Martin / Christina Aguilera / Charles Roane / Bobby Marin / Christopher Martin / Harold Thomas / Harold Beatty / Kara E Dioguardi
    Ain’t No Other Man lyrics © Universal Music – Careers, Downtown Music Publishing Llc, Bug Music, Xtina Music, Gifted Pearl Music Inc., Bobby Marin Music Publishing, Reach Music Publishing Inc., Concord Copyrights

    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. This is really lovely Maggie and I didn’t know much about Collin Raye, because I don’t listen to a lot of Country Music, but I found out the from 1991 to 2007, he had 4 No.1 hits and 21 Top 10 Hits on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

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