“I wrote ‘never been in love’ with Emily Falvey, Jack Newsome, and Christina Galligan,” said Gatlin. “I shared about all the boys in my life and all the heartbreak they brought. Someone said something about love being worth it, worth the hurting. I thought for a moment before saying something like: “Maybe so. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never been in love. I’ve never gotten all the – the over the moon, dancing in the street, staying up all night – I had never gotten that. I keep getting stuck with the lousy heartbreak.”
With warmth and understanding, ‘never been in love’ quenches your thirst for ‘what could have been’, and keeps you looking forward to a better day. A consuming chorus in melody, reflects that exact consumption of emotions, we all can say, we’d gone through. A perplexing riot of feelings that hurt, never knowing how it’ll feel from one day to the next, wishing that it’ll just be alright.
“This song became that story – my story,” added Gatlin. “There are all those feelings I’ve never had. And there is this deep fear that the song tackles. The fear that you will never get that feeling. The fear that you will never be in love.”
But we all do. We love, for we will be loved.
Let’s go forth.