The world of Texas Music is filled with songs that deal with failed relationships such as breakups, divorce, death, and the suffering related to the negative aspects of life. The negative aspects of life are evident in all genres of music in the same sphere as the positive aspects. The reason is the human psyche.
Jessica Shepherd wrote and recorded many songs dealing with heartbreak in her album “Travelin Girl”. The song “Broken Promises” [which was written by Cheri Arnett, Jessica Shepherd, and David Valley] deals with selfishness and the temptation of a person to hurt the one they love with the intention of breaking up. It talks about the inner struggle inside the human mind to dismiss such thoughts.
The song ‘Fool” which was written by Kate Mc Carthy and performed by Jessica Shepherd in the same album dealt with a woman being used by a man before being discarded like a broken toy. It is such a sad song performed with raw emotion by Ms. Shepherd and captures the heart of what is a true break up of a romance or a marriage.
The people who hear the song can only imagine what can happen especially when the hurt can occur both ways such as a woman doing the same thing to a man. The song “Never Seems To Be Enough” [written by Jessica Shepherd and Daniel M. Smith] deals with a person who is not content with their significant other but loves the other person and is suffering because the “grass is always greener on the other side”.
Jessica Shepherd sang that “Never Seems To Be Enough” seems to be a condition inherent in the human beings since the majority is never satisfied with their lives. The song also deals with how such a mentality in a person could lead to a break up since the person wants to change his or her significant other into a replica of the other pair.
Chip Murrey and Texas Underground recorded their version of “You’re Gonna Miss Me” which is superior to the version recorded by the late recording artists Bobby Darin. The song deals with the breakup of a couple with a twist.
It means that the person who is doing the break up may feel good in the beginning but that it will be short lived. The rest of the song deals with how the person will miss his or her pair when they feel the pain of all of the good things that happened during the romance. The songs about break up and country music are abundant but these are the big examples from the Lone Star State called Texas.