Brad Paisley Sings ‘Perfect Storm’ Live at SXSW: Man, Those Amazing Lyrics (Video)

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It’s odd, as I keep saying I don’t like country music then……… I find myself listening to it. Case in point, this fabulous video of Brad Paisley singing ‘Perfect Storm‘ live at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week.

That’s because, to me, Brad Paisley’s ‘Perfect Storm‘ is such a perfect song, as that kind of sentiment couldn’t be expressed in any way except with a country twang. Plus, listen to the amazing lyrics (why are so many country music songs written by absolute poets?):

If she was a drink, she’d be single barrel bourbon on ice
Smooth with a kick, a chill and a burn all at the same time
She’s Sunday drive meets high-speed chase
She ain’t just a song, she’s the whole mixtape
She’s so complicated that’s the way God made her
Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane

And she destroys me in that t-shirt
And I love her so much it hurts
I never meant to fall like this
But she don’t just rain, she pours
That girl right there’s the perfect storm

How brilliant is that?

Listen to Brad Paisley singing ‘Perfect Storm‘ live at South by Southwest. Isn’t that just gorgeous?

Note: Sadly, Jimmy Kimmel deletes all the videos from his shows a few weeks after they are uploaded to YouTube, including this one. That’s why the video below is the official video for Brad Paisley’s ‘Perfect Storm’. The song is too lovely for you not to be able to hear it.

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I'm a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I'm also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!