i actually started to cry when i listened to this in the morning. i think it was just the combination of the lyrics, the slowed down tempo, the melody and her glorious vocals that really touched me, but when the "baby 'cause, you're the spark..." line arrived, i lost it. that has to be one of the greatest lines she's ever sung.
i feel like this is up there as one of the most heartfelt and passionate songs in her entire career. it can already rank up with And Then We Kiss and Where Are You Now. there's such a beautiful delicacy about it all, that you just can't help but melt. her vocals sound like they're coming from such a sincere space of her heart, so the lyrics then have conviction, and you believe her longing and crave for this one person.
this level of maturity and subtlety is what we've been yearning for from Britney, and now she's delivered and the universe is whole again. we've all known the true potential of what she's capable of offering, and i can't wait to see what this next chapter in Britney's career brings.