And “Lonely Eyes” falls squarely into that category. The song finds the singer in a bar with a woman lonely for an unknown reason. But the why isn’t matter. Because Young’s narrator isn’t making an approach. Young’s narrator isn’t swooping in hoping to be the quick rebound for a young woman experiencing heartache. Nor is he looking to be her revenge on a guy who has mistreated her.
In fact, it doesn’t just refuse to make the first approach, it goes in the opposite direction altogether. Instead, he allows himself to plead that she doesn’t let him regret not making a move.
Such a song is a welcome relief from all of the singers out there hitting on anything with a pulse (tell me I’m wrong).
Chris Young has usually hit the mark when it comes to his song selection. Yes, “Aw Naw” was pretty much a typical radio song, but it wasn’t typical for Young. And it was by far his worst song, but both follow-ups so far have been very solid efforts.