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Let’s all wish Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild a very happy seventh wedding anniversary on Friday (May 31) and breathe a sigh of relief that their solid marriage in real life isn’t at all like the one they portray in their new video for “Your Side of the Bed.” If you haven’t seen it, prepare yourself to come face to face with the reality of a loveless kind of love. The couple told CMT Radio that kind of relationship is something every couple can relate to. “I think if you’ve been in any kind of long relationship you have felt this moment at some point,” Fairchild said. Westbrook added. “You’ve just felt some kind of disconnect, and yet you’re in the room with the person that you love. And you want to fix it, but sometimes you don’t know how.” To make the song even more heartbreaking, Fairchild and Westbrook sing it as a duet with lyrics like, “Aren’t you even gonna make a sound/Turn the other way when I turn the lights down/Are you lonely like I’m lonely?” It’s one of those great country songs that has a message. Not necessarily any answers, but there’s definitely a message.