The theme of
adultery looms large on this album, containing "cheatin' songs" like "Home Away from Home," "Woman, Woman (Get Out of My Way)" (co-written by his sister
Linda Gail Lewis) and the
Jerry Chesnut-penned title track, which had soared to the top of the country charts in 1970. Another stand out cut is Lewis's rendition of
Charlie Rich's "
Life's Little Ups and Downs," a song that celebrates marriage and forgiveness, an ironic choice since Jerry Lee's marriage to his wife Myra was crumbling. Lewis remains especially fond of "Sweet Georgia Brown" – specifically guitarist
Kenny Lovelace's fiddle break in the song, enthusing to biographer Rick Bragg in 2014, "He did that fiddle break on that thing – it's somethin' else, isn't it? I mean, you can never capture that again, like that. Oh man! What a record! It's so far above – so far ahead of anybody's thinkin' in the music business that they could never comprehend the meaning of it. It had the flavor of everything."
There Must Be More to Love Than This was another hit album for Lewis, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard country charts. In 2009, Lewis biographer Joe Bonomo calls "One More Time" a "beautifully sung song in its balance of egoism and compromise, and Ned Davis'
steel guitar mourns the valid regret at its center."