I’m quite new to the whole country music genre thanks to the overtly talented Taylor Swift, but i must say that in my 22 years of existence that there were a couple of times where an oddly strange music that reached my ears that is predominantly used to hearing pop, rock, and ballads. so anyway, even though I’m a new fan of the country music, i have definitely heard of the duo from Atlanta, Georgia. One of my all time favorite live performances ever was in 2007 AMAs where Sugarland and Beyonce performed her hugely popular song “Irreplaceable”, Country Style. i have never appreciated that song until that very moment when Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland did her own take of the song. and up to this very moment, i sing that particular song in that genre. not RnB, but country.
The First time i heard “It Happens” was during the opening number of the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards. it is strangely addicting.
the song is up-tempo that one can’t help but bust their move while singing and listening to the song. it tells about a person starting her day on a sour note. the normal things; missing the alarm, getting up late for work, no breakfast, busting your car, and even strange and awkward encounters with the ex-es. but beyond the things and what-nots of the lyrics, it tells that SHIT HAPPENS on everyday life, and that we have absolutely no control of whats going to happen. and it could happen to anyone. we can’t plan everything. So let’s just try to laugh it all off. Ignore it? No. but there are things out there that are bigger than shits, and dwelling on the stuffs will just create more drama.
It really is an uplifting song delivered in a fun and playful manner. and the message? it is fairly simple but it is the simple things that we tend to overlook.
” Ain’t no rhyme or reason
No complicated meanin’
Ain’t no need to overthink it
Let go laughin’
Life don’t go quite like you planned it
We try so hard to understand it
The irrefutable, indisputable fact is
It happens ”
From the album “Love on the Inside”