Instant hit status - that is what comes to mind from the very beginning notes of Owen's wonderfully arranged "Made For You." His voice begins warm and perfectly toned, and that bittersweet guitar playing seems to perk up right at the end of each stanza. The lyrics, courtesy of Benjy Davis, paint a vivid picture of not only love, but also the neighborhood where you fell in love that first time. At first, it seems like these are memories only, but soon the song reveals that Owen was made for the woman he sings to, and the town he loves. Both symbols of his affection are so intertwined that he must have them both.
A whole life seems possible between Owen and his paramour, as he makes allusions to having children, with the lyrics "Well tiny shoes are made for tiny feet, and my two arms are made for where you sleep, and the sky was made for the moon and stars, and you were made to steal my heart." This is the logical climax to the story of Owen's coming of age in the beginning of the song, with images of front porch goodnight kisses, and his adulthood, with smokey bars and "how bout a dance?" By far the best transition out of this phase is beautifully illustrated in the lines; "laid back seats are made for young love, and two pink lines are made for growing up."
Very poetic songwriting leaves questions that listeners can enjoy over and over again. Does he describe the life that has already happened to him? Does he describe the life he wants, as viewed from the perspective of a young lover. Or is he, in a metaphysical sense, the town that watches love lives develop and consummate? These recollections and aspirations could belong to anyone, as they have universal appeal.