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Here To Listen


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"Here To Listen"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.














Copyright © ℗ 2008 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

"Here To Listen"


Song by Scott Cooley from the album Drive Time Companion
Position #4
Released 2008
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, East Lansing, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana
Length 2:40
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley
Chronology

"Puttin' Up A Pole Barn" "Here To Listen" "Returning To The Scene"
(#3) (#4) (#5)

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Here To Listen might actually be a country song, but I'm not sure what qualifies exactly.  It's about a strategy for relationship success, particularly for a man in succeeding with a woman.  Hope it's not sexist, but women are more talkative than men.  It's a general observation based on my personal experience rather than scientific research, and thus not a stereotype in my mind.  Is stereotyping illegal?  I'd be willing to bet most shrink's patients are female.  Anyhow, most women I've had relationships with really need someone to listen to their problems frequently, and we men respond with a need to solve them, which isn't what the women want.  These are tendencies that differ between the sexes.  This song explores those differences, and provides advice to men for a better way to respond.  Actually, we all like it when someone listens, understands and agrees with us, whether it's a white lie or not - there, I admitted it.  Maybe we're not that different after all.  There was one thing that bugged me, otherwise I would've pitched it like crazy:  the grammatical correctness of one line is questionable for a song that is meant to appeal to a common denominator audience - "WHAT you really want IS my ears," not "what you really want ARE my ears."  There are several competing rules you can apply here, and I may have gone with the wrong one....and I was an English major.  Not good.  The song is still a good one though. 


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