Kane Brown’s “What Ifs” Gave Me Chills. Here’s Why.

If you’re hating on Kane Brown, I really just don’t get it and you can stop reading.

His voice is perfect. He has a mix of modern and traditional country songs. And he’s extremely talented like it or not. Proof:

With that said and shown- no more hate. 

One of my favorites from Kane Brown is the song “What Ifs” off of his EP. The first time I heard it, without really getting too into the lyrics, I found it to be a catchy song and one that was more on the upbeat side yet still full of passion. After I listened to it a second time and really took in the lyrics and the meaning of the song, I got chills.

Life is full of “what ifs.” Sometimes they are clearly present and other times it’s more of a subconscious thought. What if I went to school there instead? What if my family was closer? What if I had more money? What if I went to the party and met someone? What if, what if, what if. We could go on forever. Honestly, it gets exhausting.

As hard as it is, we need to do the best, that our human nature will allow us to, and really try to have more of a “whatever happens, happens” mentality. I’m not saying we should stop thinking through decisions. Nor am I saying we should stop using common sense. I am however saying we need to not over-think every little thing. Sometimes we need to let people and things come to us and then leave us. Some are meant to stay and others are meant to be learned from. We also need to realize that we are all where we are supposed to be. You’re living the life you are for a reason- make the most of it.

This song specifically made me think about the “what ifs” relationships give us. Personally, I’ve always struggled with this common what if:

“What if I get hurt?”

I never thought twice about that huge “what if” and the barrier it created to finding love. The beginning of the song sums up how some of us might’ve felt before…

“You say what if I hurt you, what if I leave you
What if I find somebody else and I don’t need you
What if this goes south, what if I mess you up
You say what if I break your heart in two then what”

Then the words take a turn & this is where I got thinking…

“What if I was made for you and you were made for me
What if this is it, what if it’s meant to be
What if I ain’t one of them fools just playin’ some game
What if I just pulled you close, what if I leaned in
And the stars line up and it’s our last first kiss
What if one of these days baby I’d go and change your name
What if I loved all these what ifs away”

There are so many truths to this song. You see, you’ll never be able to find love if your heart isn’t open to finding it. You might think you’re open to it, yet you find yourself single yet again. The problem could’ve been that maybe when you thought you were open to love, you weren’t. If you’re always worried about possible heartbreak and pain, then that’s where all of your focus is. If you’re only focused on the negative, you’ll never be able to see or appreciate the positive. Opening your heart, being vulnerable, is the only way you’ll ever be able to love fully. The next time you feel like running from possible heartbreak, remember the other, better “what ifs.”

What if they were made for you and you were made for them? 

Via Whiskey Riff. 

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