Different side of the same coin
Mike Sudhalter | May 21, 2009
I was listening, on the way to the gym, to Doug Stone's "I'd Be Better Off In A Pinebox" - a song that's really about self-pity and depression over the realization that the narrator's love interest is now in the arms of another. He uses some pretty powerful hyperbole in getting across the point that he's not over this woman.
Is it possible that the character singing "Pinebox", could get over his negative feelings and reflect on the situation like George Strait did with "You Look So Good In Love" - which wishes things hadn't turned out the way they did, but still being happy for the other person.
I guess it all depends on how the situation happens, and where the person is emotionally in the breakup.
"Pinebox" is as heavy of a song as there is in country music, but "You Look So Good In Love" is a powerful song in its own right.