My Sunday Song – “Private Parts (Feat. James Michael)” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #236, we are going to dig deep in to the song “Private Parts” by Halestorm. The song features Sixx A.M. lead singer James Michael and is off the band’s 2012 album ‘The Strange Case of…’. The album wasn’t a single, hell, it wasn’t even on the main album. The song was only on the Deluxe Edition of the album. Since I am a fan of James, this song really stood out for me and quickly became a fan.

The song is not a sexual song at all as you might expect with a song called “Private Parts”. No, the song is about something so much deeper. It is about a couple that has been together, but she is having trouble getting him to open up. She wants him to let her. Communicate. Be there in the moment. She wants him to show her his private parts…she wants what is inside his heart. She feels like she has done something wrong and is starting to feel like their love isn’t real. He loves her, but for some reason he can’t talk about it. It is actually quite beautifully written and played out in the song as you get the She said/He said approach to the lyrics.

The song opens and has a power ballad feel to it. It only has a piano playing at a slow tempo accompanying the vocals. Then the chorus explodes with a more rocking track. I love how Lzzy sings a line and James answers back as you get to see the conversation played out in the song. His voice compliments hers quite nicely. The song has a great melody and is so catchy it sweeps you up and takes you along for the ride. I find it to be such a beautiful song and nice to see the softer side of the band.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Also, if you are a Sixx A.M. fan it is nice to have in the collection. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday.

“Private Parts”
(feat. James Michael of Sixx:A.M.)

Baby forgive me did I do something wrong?
(I don’t wanna talk, cant we just let it go?)
What could be so bad that you’d leave me hangin’ on?
(I’m not doin’ time, this is not the scene of a crime)
I lay in bed at night contemplating, why the hell you gotta keep me waiting.

Every time I try to get a little closer
You shut down and the conversation’s over
I’m right here, but you leave me in the dark
Show me your private parts.
Give it up baby, what are you afraid of
Love sucks when you don’t know what it’s made of
We get naked but I can’t undress your heart
Show me your private parts, show me your private parts

I can’t remember the last time that this felt real
(I would’ve cut you out, if I didn’t love you)
And how can you blame me for feelin’ the way I feel?
(I’m not blaming you, I’m just tryin’ to figure it out)
I can take a little hesitating, I’ll wait forever if its worth the waiting

Every time I try to get a little closer
You shut down and the conversation’s over
I’m right here, but you leave me in the dark
Show me your private parts.
Give it up baby, what are you afraid of
Love sucks when you don’t know what it’s made of
We get naked but I can’t undress your heart
Show me your private parts, show me your private parts

They say that silence is gold, but I think that’s a lie
You think I already know, but I can’t read your mind…

Baby forgive me did I do something wrong?
(I don’t wanna talk…)
Show me your private parts

Every time I try to get a little closer
You shut down and the conversation’s over
I’m right here, but you leave me in the dark
Show me your private parts.
Give it up baby, what are you afraid of
Love sucks when you don’t know what it’s made of
We get naked but I can’t undress your heart
Show me your private parts, show me your private parts

Written by Lzzy Hale and James Michael

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