Stay Downtown

Album: You Should Be Here (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This Matt Dragstrem and Cole Taylor penned song finds Cole Swindell with a tortured heart as he pleads with an inebriated but attractive lady to "stay downtown."

    So why even start what ain't good for our hearts?
    Stay downtown
    Keep moving your heels on the floor
    Let the bartender pour you up another round
    Tip the cover band, find another hand
    To dance and call him your rebound


    By the second verse Cole admits that if she shows up he'll be unable to resist her charms.

    Ain't gonna lie, if you knock on my door
    I'm gonna let you walk in
    Let you leave drunk lipstick marks like tattoos on my skin
    But you know in the morning
    We're gonna regret everything we did

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