About The Song

George Strait’s “I Get Along With You”. Released in 1981 on his album Strait Country, this unassuming ballad is a testament to the enduring power of simplicity and honesty in country music. Now, Strait wasn’t known for grand theatrics or elaborate metaphors. His signature style was a quiet confidence, a man’s man who let the music speak for itself. And “I Get Along With You” perfectly encapsulates that.

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This isn’t a song about fiery passion or whirlwind romances. It’s a quiet celebration of a love that’s comfortable, a love that’s built on shared values and a deep understanding.

The narrator, with Strait’s signature baritone drawl, lays out his life philosophy right from the start. He doesn’t tolerate unkindness, shallowness, or control freaks. He’s a man who knows his own mind and isn’t afraid to live by it.

But then comes the beautiful twist. Despite his particular preferences, there’s this one person – you guessed it, the “you” in the title – who transcends those boundaries. The narrator admits he dislikes people constantly trying to change him, yet with this special someone, it doesn’t bother him. Their love transcends those little annoyances because, as the song reveals, it boils down to something fundamental.

The bridge is where the song truly shines. It’s not about grand gestures or extravagant displays of affection. It’s about the simple joys of waking up next to the one you love. That quiet contentment, that sense of peace that comes from knowing you’re with the right person – that’s what makes this song so relatable.

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“I Get Along With You” isn’t flashy, nor is it trying to break new musical ground. It’s a straightforward country ballad, built on a gentle melody and Strait’s signature smooth vocals. But within that simplicity lies a profound truth – sometimes, the greatest love stories are the ones built on quiet understanding and the simple joy of being with someone who makes everything, well, easier.

It’s a song that resonates with anyone who’s ever found that special someone, that person you just intrinsically click with, the person you just, as the song so perfectly puts it, get along with.

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