How Do Wyomingites Feel About LBT’s ‘Better Man’? [POLL]
No doubt you know the above right, Taylor Swift, shot here on Blackberry circa 2008. Yes, I was already bald then. And by now you know she'd write the song "Better Man," but give it to Little Big Town.
First I'll tell you how I feel. I love how sweet LBT made Taylor's song sound, but I have an opinion about the story, then we poll Wyomingite opinion of “Better Man.”
LBT's Karen Fairchild said, "Taylor (Swift) sent us this song and it was one that was very special to her." I wonder now if the key word is was special. Maybe she gave it up because she really broke the habit of her own stories. If so, I'd be happy to hear her issues were really addressed.
(I don't believe everyone has this issue, especially cowgirls and cowboys of Wyoming.)
I read somewhere that Swifties speculate the song is probably from around 2010, which means she could have written "Better Man" for her album Red. Maybe this song's subject was Red's whole muse, Jake Gyllenhaal. We have all kinds of speculation. She'd never tell, but the tunes are very telling of her.
Karen also said, "Everybody has a better man. It might have been a lover, or a parent that disappointed you. I think the beauty of the storytelling is that we can all relate to being disappointed by someone, and still love them, but say ‘Enough is enough.' This would have been amazing if you would have gotten your act together."
Fair enough, Fairchild, but we’ve all heard what a man hater Taylor is – or was. I mean I do hope now it's was. So, when I first saw the lyrics of “Better Man,” I thought, “Ain't that quintessential T'Swiz." I could never say this to an ex but what if I ever did try to tell one, ‘What we had was good. You just should have been a better woman.’" Kelsea Ballerini's song comes right out like she's talking to her guy, "You'll always be a Peter Pan." I used to pick women who said things like that. They were a habit I broke.
Okay, enough of my grown up thoughts. I'm scaring myself. You know not everything on the radio is grown up, right? It sure usually isn't when I'm on the air, but I digress.
On to the poll of how Wyomingites feel.