In their song, “I Would Not Leave You Blue,” Sean Alan and The True Love Band explore the difference between people who believe they are in love, and people who actually are.
Because of this, the song starts out on a rather dour note.
He opens the song describing the relationship of one couple, who marry and divorce, “Two in love, become one when love fails, oh no… what seems so soon, ends in divorce.” Because of this, the song starts off seeming like it is going to be a depressing song about heartbreak and the falseness of love, however Sean Alan goes on to flip this narration around, using it to support his argument that his love is not just true, it is the truest of all.
Looking for dry land when the love boat sinks. It was your sweet romance but now the fights don’t cease.
He is talking about other lovers, the unlucky ones. This continues to emphasize how special his own love is. This is a love song about how he will not leave her, like all the people who have left their lovers. It is like he is listing all the ways he could kill her… but he won’t!
The way he went on praising his own love made me wonder if he wouldn’t mind seeing every other couple divorce, their marriages falling to pieces around him and his lover, because why should they bother? Their love will never reach the trueness–level of his own.
For this reason, I cannot imagine a more awful song to listen to after a break-up.
However, in a way, recognizing that other relationships fail adds a note of realism to the song. It ties the willowy song to Earth. With his mentioning of bad break-ups, it is a kite tethered to a little boy, without it the kite is free in the clouds.
Sean Alan’s words blur together almost like the singer is rambling. There is an uncertainty in his voice, a quality lent to it by this rambling, however, we also get the sense that his message, that he will never leave his lover, is true to its core. It is a willowy song, one that seems flimsy at times, but its message is powerful because the singer means it with true and utter conviction.
There is a passion but also a storytelling quality to the singer’s voice. It feels like the singer is cuddling on a couch with his lover, in front of a roaring fire, explaining this to her. In that way, it is an intimate song.
Baby you know the story. But I would not leave you blue. If I fall out with you. Just like we are sharing shoes.
The sharing shoe line is an odd one. It highlights how inseparable they are. They rely on each other. If they are sharing a pair of shoes they can’t leave one another because that would leave the other one trapped. If one walks off with the shoes and doesn’t come back, how will the other get anywhere?
He continues singing, “Oh, lady I live for you. From the highest mountain view… you will find no love so true, my love.” This shows how all-encompassing his love is, it exists everywhere he goes. This line also reveals his conviction that his love is the best.
This song provides few details about the actual relationship, only looking at other people’s relationships, and focusing on grand pronouncements about the depth of the couple’s love.
Through doing this the singer makes his love untouchable, only something that other people can imagine.
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