About the song

Ah, yes, George Strait’s “The Man In Love With You”. Released in 1994, this ballad is a cornerstone of modern country music. Strait, the undisputed King of Country for many, built his career on a foundation of traditional country sounds and relatable lyrics. “The Man In Love With You” perfectly exemplifies this approach.

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While the early 90s saw a significant shift in country music, with a growing influence of pop and rock, Strait remained a champion of the classic style.** “The Man In Love With You”** is a slow, two-step worthy waltz, featuring the unmistakable twang of the steel guitar and a steady backbeat. Strait’s signature vocals, smooth and understated, deliver the lyrics with a sincerity that resonates with listeners.

The song’s strength lies in its simplicity. The lyrics**, penned by Steve Dorff and Gary Harju**, paint a picture of a man’s unwavering devotion. There are no grand gestures or over-the-top declarations. Instead, the narrator reflects on the everyday moments that solidify his love. He finds beauty in the way his partner’s hair falls across their face, takes comfort in the quiet conversations on the porch swing, and cherishes the laughter they share. These seemingly mundane details become powerful testaments to a deep and abiding love.

“The Man In Love With You” wasn’t just a critical darling; it was a commercial success as well. The song reached number four on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in the United States and number two in Canada. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1995.

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But accolades aside, the song’s true impact lies in its enduring popularity. It’s a staple at weddings, a go-to for slow dancing, and a song that continues to resonate with listeners of all ages. “The Man In Love With You” is a testament to the power of Strait’s artistry and a reminder that sometimes, the most profound emotions are best expressed through the simplest words. So, put on your dancing shoes, turn up the volume, and let yourself be swept away by this timeless declaration of love.

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Lyrics

“The Man In Love With You”

I’m not the hero who will always save the day.
Don’t always wear the white hat, don’t always know the way.
I may not even be the dream you wanted to come true,
But I’ll always be the man in love with you.

I’m not the key that opens every door.
I don’t have the power to give you all you want and more,
But when you’re needin’ somethin’ special you can hold on to,
I’ll always be the man in love with you.

I never could work miracles.
There may be others who can do what I can’t do,
But no one else can be as good as me at lovin’ you.

So when the world won’t turn the way you wish it would,
And the dreams you have don’t come alive as often as they should,
Remember that there’s someone there whose heart is always true.
I’ll always be the man in love with you.

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Remember that there’s someone there whose heart is always true,
Someone there to help you make it through.
I’ll always be the man in love with you.