Greatest Songs Ever Written: Reba’s “Invisible”

“INVISIBLE”       REBA McENTIRE

reba-mcentireCountry music infamously twists a lyric around and loves to make a cute cliche’ out of it. “Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy”, “My Give A Damn’s Busted”, and “She’s Acting Single (and I’m Drinking Doubles)” are notorious examples of the genre’s worst abuses. But sometimes the obvious cliche works perfectly. Reba McEntire’s “Invisible” describes the start of a new love affair. When she walks in the room, her boyfriend is so mesmerized that every other woman becomes invisible. As the song progresses, time and life’s distractions makes this same woman now feel invisible in her lover’s eyes. But she’s determined “in lace and candelight” to show him exactly what he’s missing. Truly, one of Reba’s lost treasure songs!

They met at a party.
He was laughing with his friends.
She captured all of his attention.
Just by walkin’ in.
Confident and self-assured he liked her attitude.
And the moment their eyes met.
Every girl in the room became…

Invisible just out of view.
Invisible.
Like a pane of glass he could see right through.
Invisible.

They married in October.
She made a beautiful bride.
His world revolved around her.
They had a picture perfect life.
But when the baby came in August.
Time started spinning like a wheel.
She expected to feel tired.
But she never thought she’d feel…

Invisible just out of view.
Invisible.
Like a pane of glass he could see right through.
Invisible.

‘Cause lately he’s been overlooking quite a lot.
So tonight in lace and candlelight.
She’ll prove to him she’s not…

Invisible just out of view.
Invisible.
Like a pane of glass he could see right through.
Invisible.

A love deep inside.
Invisible.
So much more to her than meets the eye.
Invisible.

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