Where do I begin? Michael Bolton is one of those “blue-eyed soul brothers,” and internationally recognized ballad masters who knows how to get on a woman’s tender side. His vocal chords are so deep, they pierce ears, minds and hearts. Few love song loyalist can reasonably argue over the depth of Michael Bolton‘s lyrical might.
Like all other “ballad masters” Bolton is a natural-born “gifted” melodious genius. The man not only can sing, “he can sang,” as they used to say back in the day.Gifted vocal and instrument artist stand out from their counterparts, because unlike the average singer, gifted ballad masters have something fly-by-night artists don’t. It’s called lasting power! In other words, ballad masters produce timeless pieces. Quiet Storm My ballad pick for today is “Said I Love You but I lied,” by Michael Bolton. This track is a perfect example of a song that if not carefully listened to, you miss the message.
Initially, the title leads you to believe that somebody is claiming to have lied about loving somebody. He wants to come clean in a way that leaves no doubt, but, almost every first-time listener is deceived. You see Michael takes lying to a whole nother’ planet. See for your self.
Said I loved you but I lied ‘Cause this is more than love I feel inside Said I loved you but I was wrong ‘Cause love could never ever feel so strong Said I loved you but I lied
The first time I heard this joint my heart paused for all the wrong reasons. I thought he was breaking a heart, shattering a dream, erasing love.
Because that scenario was so riveting I just had to play the song again. After listening to the lyrics a second time, I realized that I had it all wrong! And, this wrong was a beautiful wrong.