Love You (song)
|Single by Jack Ingram|
|from the album Live: Wherever You Are|
|Released||June 5, 2006|
|Length||3:31 (album version)|
|Writer(s)||Jay Knowles, Trent Summar|
|Jack Ingram singles chronology|
"Love You" is a song written by Jay Knowles and Trent Summar, and recorded by American country music artist Jack Ingram. It was released in June 2006 as the second single from his album Live: Wherever You Are, and is one of the two studio tracks on the album, which is otherwise a live compilation.
The song is considered a "kiss-off" song. Its lyrics feature several phrases where the word "fuck" is replaced with the word "love", most notably in the chorus ("Love you, love this town / Love this mother-lovin' truck that keeps breakin' lovin' down"). There are also more traditional replacements, with "dang," "heck," and "shoot" appearing several times in the first verse (replacing "damn", "hell", and "shit", respectively).
The song's video was directed by Shaun Silva. It shows Ingram performing in a bar, while his girlfriend is outside destroying a pickup truck, which she assumes is Jack's. She scratches "love you" in the paint of the hood with her car keys, uses a baseball bat to break the windows, and finally shoots out the tires with a shotgun. Jack then comes out of the bar at the end of the song, laughs at the vandalized truck, and then leaves in his own truck, parked several spaces away. The actual owner of the vandalized truck—a large, muscular man in a leather vest—comes out of the bar and surveys the damage to his truck, just as the girl flees the scene. The video uses a longer version of the song, with an extended 1-minute outro.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||12|
|US Billboard Hot 100||87|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||60|
- The original studio version from Live: Wherever You Are is also included on Jack's 2007 album This Is It.
- Trent Summar & The New Row Mob recorded "Love You" for their 2006 album Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.