ToC Critic’s Pick: Joe Nichols, ‘Never Gets Old’ [Listen]
Joe Nichols' "Never Gets Old" is a sunrise cup of coffee. A smooth, robust delivery calms the nerves. A heartfelt message leaves you on a high that will power your day.
The country veteran recalls Don Williams as he sings about forever love with warmth rarely heard on the radio today. It's not just Nichols' rich baritone — everything about this song lays back allowing different instruments to have their turn in subtle ways. Deft use of an accordion pins this track as a throwback, but somehow nothing about "Never Gets Old" seems too old.
Lyrically the new single from his upcoming album isn't perfect, but Nichols' delivery absolutely is. It's seductive in a non-sexual way. The boom-click rhythm burrows deep into the soul and you're daydreaming about an equal love. "Never Gets Old" is the traditional-leaning country song that comes around every year or two that just feels right, despite sounding unlike anything on the radio. It's a gift.
Did You Know?: "Never Gets Old" is the title track from Joe Nichols' next album, set to drop on July 28.
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Joe Nichols' "Never Gets Old" Lyrics:
Time has a way / Of wearing on things / Puts another wrinkle on your skin / Another dollar on your overhead / Don't it baby / And it don't ever stop / We just try to keep up / Watch another clock, pay another bill / Push another rock up a big ol' hill / Don't it baby, yeah / Sometimes it feels like a broken record / But baby you never do.
Never gets old watching you laugh / Feeling your kiss, kissing me back / I never get tired, tired of that no it never gets old / Never gets old holding your hand / Gonna stay young being your man / Loving you over and over again / No it never gets old / Might wear me out sometimes but it never gets old.
Love has a way / Of outliving everything / It don't retire and move south / It don't expire because it don't know how / Lucky me, yeah / Sometimes it feels like you're just 21 / And I've barely begun loving you.
Never gets old watching you laugh / Feeling your kiss, kissing me back / I never get tired, tired of that no it never gets old / No it never gets old seeing your face / When I come home from a long day / Like sunshine and Amazing Grace / No it never gets old / Wrap me in your arms because it never gets old.
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