Keith Urban is one of country's most loved acts. From his soft toned voice to powerful guitar skills, he's cemented himself as a country superstar. Since his breakout with his self-titled album all the way through to 2016's RIPCORD, his songs have a story to tell as his evolution of sound continues. Here's a look at some of Keith Urban's best lyrics.
"You'll Think of Me" was released as a single in 2005 taken from his breakout album Golden Road. The song crossed over to mainstream and is about a breakup, knowing that when it's all said and done he'll feel better but perhaps the other person won't. During live performances, Urban added an additional verse while he wails on his guitar.
"Take your records, take your freedom
Take your memories, I don't need 'em
Take your space and take your reasons
But you'll think of me
And take your cap and leave my sweater
'Cause we have nothing left to weather
In fact I'll feel a whole lot better
But you'll think of me, you'll think of me"
Though Keith Urban didn't write "Raining on Sunday," it's become a staple to his breakout success and was a hit for the Aussie. The song describes a relationship that needs to just take a day of rest and appreciate each other's presence.
"Your love is like religion
A cross is Mexico
And your kiss is like the innocence
Of a prayer nailed to a door
Oh surrender is much sweeter
When we both let it go
Let the water wash our bodies clean
And love wash our souls"
"Tonight I Wanna Cry" was released as the final single from his 2004 album Be Here. It's one of the more recognized ballads in his catalog and perhaps one of the most heartbreaking with a longing for a love lost, drowning in sorrow.
"I've never been the kind to ever let my feelings show
And I thought that bein' strong meant never losin' your self-control
But I'm just drunk enough to let go of my pain
To hell with my pride, let it fall like rain
From my eyes
Tonight I wanna cry
Would it help if I turned a sad song on
'All By Myself' would sure hit me hard now that you're gone
Or maybe unfold some old yellow lost love letters
It's gonna hurt bad before it gets better
But I'll never get over you by hidin' this way"
In 2013, Keith Urban released Fuse, a No. 1 on album on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It was a set with a more energetic pop style, thus titling the album as it is. "Somewhere In My Car" was released as a single from the set and depicts a nostalgic Urban thinking of the wild times with a past lover.
"But in my mind we're somewhere in my car
And it's raining hard on the streetlight glow
You got your lips on mine, it's gasoline on fire
I never will forget, you grabbed my shirt and pulled it over my head
And your fingertips slide up and down my back
Breathin' hard, steamin' up the glass
I'd give anything if I could bring you back home"
"Somebody Like You" has two versions, an album version and a more upbeat version for the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days soundtrack where the song made him a much wider known artist. The album's country version is also extended. The lyrics however as he has described are not what they appear. The line "I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you" doesn't mean he wants to love a person but rather love like that person loves.
"There's a new wind blowing like I've never known
I'm breathing deeper than I've ever done
And it sure feels good to finally feel the way I do
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you
And I let go of all my yesterdays
I've forgiven myself for the mistakes I've made
Now there's just one thing, the only thing I want to do
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you"