February 12

Rhett Akins Defines The Feeling When You’re In Love With “Don’t Get Me Started”

Rhett Akins Defines The Feeling When You’re In Love With “Don’t Get Me Started” 1

We all experience love. All kinds of love, but most of all, the love that can make you smile the time you wake up in the morning and the love that can’t make you sleep at night. Whatever love means to you, Rhett Akins will help you define the feeling when love strikes you with his song “Don’t Get Me Started”


First of all, what is truly the definition of love? Perhaps some will say, love is blind or love is unconditional, and other may say love is a strong feeling of affection. There are lots of definition, but whatever the connotation is, I bet you agree that love is the greatest feeling on earth. The greatest feeling that most of us can’t define. It’s merely a feeling, it’s an emotion, it’s something that pops out whenever we’re in love.

The Song…

The song plainly describes someone’s feeling when she/he is in love. It mainly discusses several metaphorical events such as the “fireworks flashing and thunder clapping” that occurred in the narrator’s mind when he first fell in love. Besides physical phenomena, there are allusions to metaphysical visions like “angels singing” and “I saw the light”. Also, the chorus concludes with the lyric “if you don’t want to hear how the waters parted, then don’t get me started.

“Don’t Get Me Started” was written by Sam Hogan, Mark D. Sanders, and Rhett Akins himself. Interestingly, it was his only song that topped the country charts. On August 3, 1996, the song peaked at No.1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs. It actually surpassed the other great artists and their songs.

The Lyrics…

Well it was January, not the fourth of July
A snow white morning, and a clear blue sky
We were miles from nowhere
But somehow another love found us
We were laughing and looking in each others hearts
Talkin’ and touchin’ (and) trying so hard
Not to notice what was going on all around us

Then It Goes…

There were fireworks flashing
Thunder Clapping
Big waves crashing on the shore
There were church bells ringing, angels singing
All gathered around heavens door
Then we kissed and I saw the light
I could go on about this all night
Hey darlin’ if you don’t want to hear how the waters parted
Don’t get me started

Naw don’t get me started I’m warning you
Unless you’ve got an extra week or two
You know darn well how I get when you get me goin’
Naw don’t get me taking ’bout us
About the day we fell in love
Unless your longing for a dose of strong emotion

The 3 Stages OF Love…According To Psychology…


This is the first stage of love and is driven by the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen – in both men and women.


This is the amazing time when you are truly love-struck and can think of little else. Scientists think that three main neurotransmitters are involved in this stage; adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin.


Attachment is the bond that keeps couples together long enough for them to have and raise children. Scientists think there might be two major hormones involved in this feeling of attachment; oxytocin and vasopressin.

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