Middle of a Memory

Album: You Should Be Here (2016)
Charted: 46
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the end of a relationship. It finds Swindell lamenting of how the girl left him in the "Middle of a dance floor all alone, in the middle of an old school country song."

    Swindell commented, "Songs like 'Broke Down,' 'Middle of a Memory'... I'm so proud I wrote those, because those are real things that I think we've all been through, and this album is, whether it's fun or not so fun, I hope it's real to everybody."
  • Swindell wrote "Middle of a Memory" with Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley. Crowell and Gorley's other collaborations include Scotty McCreery's "See You Tonight" and Carrie Underwood's "Heartbeat."
  • Cole Swindell explained in the "Story Behind the Song" video that the lyrics are "about being out meeting somebody you're into … and then all of a sudden she gets taken away from her friends."

    He added: "It's just a lot of what could have been, should have been."
  • This came about when the three songwriters were listening to an entirely different Cole Swindell song. The singer recalled to The Boot:

    "We were trying to tie this into the Down Home Sessions, and there was a song on my Down Home Sessions called 'Kiss;' that was the name of the song we were writing. The second verse says, 'Girl, you left me here with half a beer. In the middle of the memory.' We just all three stopped and were like, "We have to write 'Middle of a Memory.'" So we just stopped writing that song and wrote 'Middle of a Memory,' about that."

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