Sunday, March 11, 2007

Taylor Hicks - Heaven Knows

“How you say goodbye so easily?” Takes a lotta guts to sneak a Ray Charles lick into the intro of a song. But Taylor has no problem getting down on his knees and crying for forgiveness. “Won’t you cut me some slack?” Sure I will, cause this song is fun to listen to, and he manages to make the theft work. If you’re going to steal, steal from the best, right? And as much as he churchifies this song, the song is really about getting his baby to take him back. “Heaven knows I tried”. Lots of horn flavors and just good time funky dancing makes this plea sound perfect for a soulful Sunday afternoon picnic in the sun. Shoutout for the slow dance The Right Place - “Heaven knows I can’t read your mind”. Taylor Hicks