“Enough” is a duet with Jennifer Nettles. This is quite an interesting song. While one woman sings about her husband cheating on her, another is singing about being that “other woman,” and neither is satisfied. Both women have explored this territory before. Reba explored being cheated on in “Whoever’s in New England,” while Nettles, while part of Sugarland, explored being that other woman in “Stay” (which Nettles admitted was inspired by Reba's song). This song actually feels like a merging of those two songs. It’s a very good song and the production on this song is great. It starts off simple and soars by the time the song reaches its climax, toning it down as the song closes out.
“She Got Drunk Last Night” is a great song about a woman getting drunk because she feels old and unwanted and she calls someone she would otherwise never allow herself to call and “let herself be used.” Reba’s voice is brilliant on this song and the instrumentation is very toned back and subdued.
“Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet” picks up the tempo after the previous two tracks and explores common themes of living fast and taking chances and having been against a wall, but still being in the fight. To this point, it’s probably the most “common” song on the album, one we’ve heard several times before. However, coming from someone with a long career that she’s worked hard to build, the song feels a lot more believable coming from Reba than it would coming from a singer who’s simply a product that a record company has put together.
“That’s When I Knew” is a beautiful song that takes on the theme of when the singer knew someone was the one. Instead of simply taking a standard approach, the song explores knowing when a “second time” is right…knowing that she’s over the person in the past by not seeing him in a new person’s eyes, not trying to stop love from happening, and allowing herself to let love happen again.
“Until They Don’t You” is a fun song about not wanting something until you can’t have it. It’s enjoyable enough, but there’s nothing spectacular about it. I felt the production, like “Going Out Like That,” was a bit heavy-handed. I can see this being a good concert staple to up the pace of her live shows. Reba pulls the song off well, because she’s really talented enough to pull off songs of any pace or tempo. She’s not an artist who has limitations that make her seem out of her element when she changes things up. It’s probably a song that would grow on me with more listens.
“Just Like Them Horses” is a beautiful song which seems to be about death and asking a loved one to be strong while letting go.
“Love Somebody,” the title track has a bit more of a popish feel to it, and is definitely my least favorite track on the album. Despite being the title track, feels out of place on the album. It just doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the body of work presented.
“Love Land” is a song about an unplanned pregnancy that leads to a marriage, that despite its circumstances, is strong because the couple ultimately loves each other.
Overall, I really liked this album and after hearing it, may have to go back and visit some of Reba’s back catalog and give some attention to more than just the singles of hers that I know. This was a strong album and there’s not a whole lot to complain about on it.