My Heart Is A Bar

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  • A sing-along song about feeling alone, Old Dominion frontman Matthew Ramsey compares his broken heart to a bar that gets abused all the time.

    My heart is a bar and I'm closing it down
    So find somewhere else to get drunk in this town
    I'm tired of being a shoulder and never having one around
    My heart is a bar and I'm closing, I'm closing it down


    Ramsey has had enough of one-sided relationships and has reached closing time with this particular romance.
  • Ramsey explained in a statement that "My Heart is a Bar" is "about feeling alone, and used, and pissed off at love to the point of throwing up your hands and saying, 'Screw this!'"

    He added that the frustration he is singing of is a feeling a lot of people can identify with. "It's lonely and liberating at the same time," Ramsey said. "That's why we decided to treat this like a big, barroom sing-along so we can all sing and say 'Screw this!' together!"
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