Gary Allan Songs
Gary Allan songs almost always sound good because the man simply sings them so well. You'd hardly guess he was from La Mirada, California because he comes off like he was born in a honky-tonk, with a guitar in his hands. These ten songs are just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. However, it's a great place to start.
- "Smoke Rings in the Dark". This Gary Allan song sets a mood. It is picturesque. You can just see a lonely man, in a lonely room blowing smoke rings in the dark.
- "Right Where I Need to Be". Finding one's place in the world is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to do. But once that right spot is found, it's a joyous thing. In this Allan song, he's found the girl for him, and that's right where he needs to be.
- "Today". This is a tough situation for any guy to face. The girl he loves is getting married—but to somebody else. It's written in real time, on that day she's getting married.
- "Get Off on the Pain". Strangely, some people just seem to need drama in their lives. In this song, Allan sings from the perspective of a man that oddly enjoys the pain.
- "Runaway". This is an oldie that Allan always does live. It may not originally be his song, but he makes it his own every time he sings it.
- "Alright Guy". This is a Todd Snider song that Allan recorded. It takes a shot at those who are quick to judge others. Hey, he's actually not a bad guy.
- "Kiss Me When I'm Down". Can a kiss revive a person? Well, this song seems to suggest that. Try it sometime on somebody that's depressed and see what happens.
- "Her Man". "I've got a woman who's good enough to give me a second chance again." This makes the guy want to focus on being "her man." That's smart thinking.
- "Watching Airplanes". This is song about a desperate man. He's at the airport wondering which plane his girl is one. Worse still, he's trying to figure out why she doesn't love him anymore.
- "The One". This ballad has a really nice string part. Its lyric is about giving a girl time to decide if he's really 'the one' for her.