Somebody Like You

 ◊  Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us

If I had a theme song for this summer, it would be Keith Urban’s upbeat and bouncy, “Somebody Like You”. (Listen) The first stanza, especially the third line, is what caught my attention when I heard this song on the radio this morning. It is full of energy and joy. Except for the third line of the extended play stanza, the whole song applies, especially with its subtle allusion to You. The best love songs naturally apply to God too.

There’s a new wind blowing like I’ve never known
I’m breathing deeper than I’ve ever done
And it sure feels good to finally feel the way I do
Now I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you

And I’m letting go of all my lonely yesterdays
I’ve forgiven myself for the mistakes I’ve made
Now there’s just one thing, the only thing I wanna do
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you

Yeah, I wanna feel the sunshine shining down on me and you
When you put your arms around me
You let me know there’s nothing in this world I can’t do

I used to run in circles going no where fast
I’d take one step forward and look two steps back
I couldn’t walk a straight line even if I wanted to
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you

Whoa here we go now
Hey I wanna love you baby

Yeah, I wanna feel the sunshine shining down on me and you
When you put your arms around me
Well baby there ain’t nothing in this world I can’t do

Sometimes it’s hard for me to understand
But you’re teaching me to be a better man
I don’t want to take this life for granted like I used to do
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you
I’m ready to love somebody, love somebody like you
And I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you (yeah)

Hey I wanna love you baby

(Extended play)

(oh yeah, whoa, oh yeah)
Oh, I wanna be the man in the middle of the night
Shinin’ like it’s true
I wanna be the man that you run to whenever I call on you
When everything that loved someone finally found it’s way
And I wanna be a better man
I see it in your face, yeah, yeah (yeah, yeah)
Hey I wanna love you baby

Note: The line, “When everything that loved someone finally found it’s way”, reminds me of the hope and final joy expressed in the wedding banquet from the Book of Revelation.