The track was originally written by Harlan Howard, and was the second single from Conway’s 1984 record, By Heart. It also became his 32nd #1 on country radio.
The cleverly written song finds the heartbroken narrator looking up at the moon and asking all sorts of questions about where his love is and what she’s doing.
It’s an absolute knockout of a track from a lyrical standpoint:
“Then I asked him ‘Where is she tonight? You must see all things with your light.’ He said, ‘Son, I could tell you things that might kill you, But I don’t get involved in what’s wrong or right. I don’t know a thing about love, I just kind of hang here above. I just watch from the sky, Will love grow, will it die? I don’t know a thing about love'”
Cody’s version is a bluesy, sexy, twangy take on a classic, and with his powerful vocals to boot, it’s one of my favorite songs on the whole project.
Seriously, I could listen to him sing this all damn day: