Music Monday – Break Up in a Small Town

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.  Special thanks to the lovely Nina from The Cozy Pages for introducing me to this cool meme.

musicmondayHello my lovelies!   I’m loving this meme because I get to talk about music.  I am constantly finding solace and inspiration in all kinds of music and country music is no exception. I have a history with this song.  I started a story a couple of years back listening to it over and over again for days.  The story had nothing to do with the lyrics but rather the main character loved Sam Hunt.  It helped me get in her head.  It was as simple as that for me.  (That and I love the passion, heartache,  behind this song.)  The rest is history.  I have yet to finish THAT novel but I will likely jump right back into it soon.

Sam Hunt.  I like his background story, his slow rise to fame, his unique take on country music (sort of pop) and I love how humble he is.  He has written songs for other artists and doesn’t seem to mind the low key aspects of his career.  He married his on and off sweetheart, finally staying ON.  His background in philosophy makes him a poignant writer with insight into love and relationships.  Well… that’s what I think.  Can you tell I’m a fan?  LOL.  I love everything about the video as well, a mini movie that goes perfectly with the lyrics.  I love his performance too.  He’s not just sitting around singing but acting out his melancholy.  Feels for this.

Happy Monday!

I knew I’d see her around
I’d be at some party, she’d show up and I’d be walking out
Or across some parking lot hiding behind her sister
I’d look up, she’d be at the red light beside me
In that white Maxima with the sticker on the back
I’d act like I didn’t see her
We’d pay at the same pumps
Flip through the same stations
And slow down for the same curves
Run around with the same crowds
We just needed some time
She could get on with her life and I’d get on with mine
Thought I would be fine, heh, but maybe not
I knew she’d find a way to get over me
But I’d never thought that

She would get down with somebody I know
I guess that’s just how it goes
When you break up in a small town
I see our friends and they put on a show
Like they don’t want me to know
So they give me the go-around

But there’s only so many streets, so many lights
I swear it’s like I can’t even leave my house
I should’ve known all along
You gotta move or move on
When you break up in a small town

For a while I guess they were keeping it low-key
But now it’s like these county lines closing in on me
I see ’em everywhere together
And it’s hitting a little too close to home
She’s so far gone, but she didn’t go far
She was over me before the grass grew back where she used to park her car
She’s leaving those same marks in someone else’s yard
In someone else’s arms right down the road
And I never thought that

She would get down with somebody I know
I guess that’s just how it goes
When you break up in a small town
I see our friends and they put on a show
Like they don’t want me to know
So they give me the go-around

But there’s only so many streets, so many lights
I swear it’s like I can’t even leave my house
I should’ve known all along
You gotta move or move on
When you break up in a small town

Your mailbox is seven minutes from mine
And I drive into town sometimes and I see you sittin’ there with him
And I wanna jump out, I wanna fight
I wanna say, “F- that guy!” but I can’t
‘Cause it’s my fault, and I let her go
I never thought that

She would get down with somebody I know
I guess that’s just how it goes
When you break up in a small town
I see our friends and they put on a show
Like they don’t want me to know
So they give me the go-around

But there’s only so many streets and so many lights
I swear it’s like I can’t even leave my house
I should’ve known all along
You gotta move or move on
When you break up in a small town

4 thoughts on “Music Monday – Break Up in a Small Town

  1. I can do Sam Hunt. Not like other country guys. Almost like sing-song rap mixed with country, in a really good blend. I don’t like country music, as i’ve said, but I don’t hate this. It’s better than most country.

    Okay, here’s why: My grandmother listened to all the old guys. Hank Williams Sr., Merle Haggard, Mel Tillis, Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle. All. The. Time. Nothing else but that. Nothing. So over time, I associated it with bad. Later, I started disliking it on my own. lol… for much the same reason. Concrete Angel. Broken Wing, Reba, Shania, Garth, Luke, Blake, McGraw, Faith, Martina, etc.

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    1. Well… I grew up listening to all those too. Except, they made me dream and imagine things and so I like them. I like everything. And if I find out the background to the artist, I love it more!

      Thank you for listening to this.

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