I have been hearing this song on the radio a lot lately and kinda liked it but really didn’t think much of it. Then today, I hear an interview from the singer and my eyes are opened to the real heart of the song. Too funny, before hearing this interview I had not even related this song to marriage
….or maybe I just wasn’t really listening at ALL!
Here is a copy of what Matt Kearney said about his song Ships in the Night.
“PMS is no joke man,” Mat Kearney said during an interview with Mix 96.5/Houston.
It’s not exactly something you expect to hear in an interview with the singer-songwriter. But Kearney is a guy who first picked up a guitar during college (while on a soccer scholarship) and just a few years later finds himself touring with Train. So perhaps you should expect the unexpected.
The topic of PMS came up when talking about the story behind Kearney’s most recent single “Ships In the Night,” which he wrote after making up with his wife. He explained that he had the idea for the title before the song came to him.
“It’s about two people trying to connect. Me and my wife got in
a fight on the way to the airport. So I’m leaving and we’re sitting in the car not talking to each other,” he said. “She had cramps or something and I was late because of it to the airport so I missed my flight. It was not the best.”
On his connecting flight he called his wife to apologize.
“We’re talking and we’re making up and I was taking notes, sitting there writing everything down we were saying. I was like, ‘This is such a good song!’”
He continued to joke that he’s the first man to talk about PMS in a song, “‘You had cramps and I was late,’ it says it in there,” he said.
“PMS is no joke man,” Kearney said, who’s been married to his wife Annie since June 2010. “It’s hard man, when you just want chocolate and you’re *#@*@#@ — and you don’t know why you’re mad.”
Ok, so now that you have that basis listen to the song and take in the lyrics
Ever been there done that? How bout a million times!!!!!!
This reminds me of some wonderful wisdom I learned from Ken de Koning, who wrote 1 Plus 1=One http://www.1plus1equalsone.com/ There is a chapter called, Fighting Fair relating to marriage as being a team. “When your team loses, there are no winners on your team only on the opposing team.” You BOTH win or you BOTH LOSE NOT one or the other!!! Guess who is on the opposing team? Satan, and he delights in your losses. Genesis 2:24 profoundly teaches us For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Sometimes what feels like losing for a moment is really winning for lifetime. What are you WILLING to let go of so your marriage team will WIN?