The second Shania Twain song on this blog, “Love Gets Me Every Time” is here because of a confession made by Joanna after we were married. Apparently after we had begun dating, her son saw her crying (perhaps before I had ever seen her shed tears, let alone been the cause, and maybe before I had met two of her three kids).

The resulting conversation went something like this:

Gary: “Mom, why are you crying?”

Joanna: “Because I’m in love.”

Gary: “So what’s wrong with that?”

Joanna: “I don’t want to be!”

I didn’t want to be in love at the time, either. But 33 years ago, “our hearts changed our minds” and we “gol’ darned gone and done it.”

Lyrics here, with video below: