There's More Where That Came From is most likely going to prove to be prophetic when it comes to hit songs for Lee Ann Womack. While putting the album together, she says she "wanted a song or two that was classic and classy female country" reminiscent of Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. If that's all she was going for, I'd say she over shot her target by a mile or more. There are thirteen wonderful songs on this album that easily qualify as classic country and when it comes to "classy female country," Ms. Womack certainly is.
Picking a favorite off of this album proved to be impossible. After the first run through of the whole album, I was leaning towards "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" but on each subsequent run through I came up with a different favorite. I finally realized that this is one of those rare albums where you never have to fast forward. Every song is good and don't pull the CD out of the player too fast after the last, listed, song or you will miss the delightful hidden track; one of my all-time favorite Dolly Parton hits, "Just Someone I Used to Know."
“These are songs that aren’t afraid to tell the truth,” says Womack. “It is definitely honest music as far as the lyrics go" and like any good country music album worth its salt, there are plenty of "she's singing my life" songs on this album. Any woman who has been married more than twenty-four hours is going to relate to "He Oughta Know That by Now" and I'll admit that I fully understood every word of "Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago," but then this is such a great song that regardless of the number of husbands you've had, you will recognize your own life somewhere between the first stanza and the last. Womack co-wrote this song which may be one of many reasons why she delivers the lines with so much feeling.
After playing the album all the way through several times, even though I'm still unable to pick a favorite song, I am aware that "Stubborn (Psalm 151)" has worked its way into my psyche. The song is beautiful, the lyrics are poignant and thought provoking, and Womack delivers the message with the subtlety of an emotional sledge hammer. Powerful stuff.
Womack says, "More than anything, I look for a song that makes me feel something. If I believe it, and if it makes me feel sad, or feel like laughing, or feel like dancing, it’s my kind of song.” She says that her ultimate goal for this album was "just have fun and make music that I love." Fortunately for everyone, she makes the kind of music that we all love.
Rating: BUY IT!
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Real People Reviews
Hi, My name is Linda and I LOVE THIS ALBUM -
"Painless", hate myself in the morning song,
"Stubborn", actually I LOVE all of them. She has an
amazing voice and she does remind of Dolly Parton. Who is another Artist I
LOVE.. Thanks Lee Ann, keep up the great awesome work.... one of your
Simply put, this is the best country record I have heard since Sara Evans' "Born To Fly" flew onto the shelves on October 10, 2000. I love all kinds of music and I love some of the more pop flavored productions that come out of Nashville these days, but this is the country record Lee Ann Womack was born to make. I wish I could call every program manager at country radio and convince them to support this record. This is what country fans want to hear! I could write something each single, but let me just sum it up by saying that this record is different from any of my favorite records of the past three years. They all had "throw-away" singles (notice that is plural), but this one has none. I don't need the skip button to be working on my CD player when I pop this one in because I will be listening all the way through (and definitely more than one time through).
Lee Ann starts off one of most anticipated albums of 2005 with "There's More Where That Came From", a true, real country traditional song with her being the role of the cheater and that there is more where that comes from; a great intro to an incredible album and shows what is to come. "One's A Couple" tells about how she just wants to be left alone in a bar and that "one's a couple baby, two's a crowd"; a great honky-tonk feel. "I May Hate Myself In The Morning" of course is about calling up an old friend to hook up with and regretting it but having a good time but Lee Ann sings it with style and class, awesome first single for this album. "The Last Time" is a very well written song that is very sad, Lee Ann really makes it seem real and it does kind of make you think about your own life and how little time you may have with a loved one. "He Oughta Know That By Now" is a relatable tune to I'm sure to a lot of women, they have absent husbands that don't come home enough and
don't change their ways so she's going to leave him; great song. "Twenty Years And Two Husbands Ago" is co-written by Lee Ann (she's an incredible songwriter!) and is very good I think. "Happiness" is
true with it's lyrics, Lee Ann describes what it will take to find happiness. "When You Get To Me" is really cool, I love how Arizona is mentioned, one of my favorites. "Painless" sounds really real, Lee Ann really can sing this stuff and you feel like it's happening. "What I Miss About Heaven" is a really catchy up-tempo, couldn't get it outta my head. "Waiting For The Sun To Shine" is another great song by Lee Ann. "Stubborn" I gotta say is my favorite on the album, 'haunting' lyrics, probably one of her best songs ever. The hidden track "Someone I Used To Know", a real traditional slow tune is what I love too, a great, closer to a stunning album. This
CD is my favorite CD of Lee Ann's, even though I love all of her's, this one should be bought by all country fans, I'd find it hard to write anything bad about the album, it's everything good you'd want in a
CD and a lot more...