The Corner of My Life

Bill Anderson

About The Corner of My Life

"The Corner of My Life" is a single by American country music artist Bill Anderson. Released in June 1973, it was the second single from his album Bill. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.


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I'm not looking for a sweetheart just a gentle lady friend
Someone I can softly turn to when I need to now and then
When my head gets kinda tangled and my soul is layin' bare
I reach over in the corner of my life and I find you waiting there

You're a number I can phone you're a letter I can write
You're my water when I'm thirsty in the middle of the night
You're a warm and tender body you're a woman not a wife
And just knowing you has brightened the corner of my life

There's a special kind of feeling when we're simply touching hands
There's a special kind of comfort knowing someone understands
I'm no knight in shining armor I'll never carry you away
But you're filling up the corner of my life in the nicest kind of way

You're a number I can phone...
I can count the way you've brightened all the corners of my life hmm hmm

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11 facts about this song

Genre Category
"The Corner of My Life" by Bill Anderson is classified under the country music genre, reflecting the artist's long-standing association with this type of music.
Release Year
The song was officially released in the year 1973, adding to the catalog of Anderson's successful hits during this period.
Chart Performance
"The Corner of My Life" experienced significant success on the Billboard Country charts, peaking at Number 1 position in July 1973.
Album Information
This song is a part of the album also named "The Corner of My Life", reflecting the significant theme that this song played within this collection of work.
Awards and Recognition
"The Corner of My Life" was nominated for the Country Music Association’s ‘Single Of The Year’ in 1973, evidencing its reception amongst critics and fans.
Bill Anderson himself wrote the song. Apart from being a musician, Anderson is recognized within the industry as a talented songwriter, frequently contributing to his own music.
Artistic Style
As with much of Anderson's music, "The Corner of My Life" embodies elements of sentimentality and storytelling, which are hallmarks of his style.
This 2 min 50 sec song maintains a moderate tempo, consistent with many country music songs of this period.
Popular Song
"The Corner of My Life" is considered one of Bill Anderson’s most popular songs, trending for a significant amount of time after its release.
Lyrics Theme
The song's lyrics revolve around love that, while significant, is not the entirety of the singer's life, suggesting a position for it in the metaphorical 'corner' of his life.
The song continues to be popular, with several cover versions made by various artists over the years, attesting to its enduring legacy in country music.

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