Rich and I are both lovers of irony, especially in songs. We even have a playlist for songs with clever lyrics.

So I’ve been thinking about writing lyrics for a song about situations that didn’t have to be if the man was half the man he pretended to be. And that brings to mind a song Rich introduced to me – “If I Were the Man You Wanted” by Lyle Lovett.

And if the stars didn’t shine on the water
Then the sun, it wouldn’t burn on the sand
And if I were the man you wanted
I would not be the man that I am

If I Were the Man You Wanted, Lyle Lovett (Song of the Day)