Artist: The Wood Brothers
Album: Loaded (2008)
Song: “Lovin’ Arms”
Today’s song of the day is “Lovin’ Arms” by The Wood Brothers. It’s a simple song in structure, but the lyrics evoke a much deeper meaning. Upon first listen it sounds like a classic “my girl just left me” love ballad. However, the tune was actually inspired by the brothers’ late mother, who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The term “Lovin’ Arms” refers to how their mother lost the ability to use her arms and embrace in the later stages of her disease.
But even after knowing the touching story behind the tune, it still leaves much room for interpretation and personal parallels. Listen to this sweet, beautiful song and think about your loved ones. Then give them a call just because.
Written by Ryan Engelbert | OurVinyl Contributor