One of Ira Dean’s biggest successes as a writer came when he hooked up with David Lee Murphy and Kim Tribble for “A Feelin’ Like That,” a song recorded by Allan in 2006 for a greatest hits package. The song made it to No. 12 on the country chart. “A Feelin’ Like That” comes from the perspective of a protagonist who’s a bit of a daredevil. It turns out the reason that he’s living on the edge is that he’s trying to find some sort of emotional replacement for the woman who left him behind. Thus, even though he jumps out of planes and runs with the bulls, he’s still haunted by that loss. It’s a clever way to approach a heartbreak song, and the combination of the solid writing and Allan’s outstanding vocals carry it a long way.
Read the other hits written by Trick Pony’s Ira Dean at American Songwriter