Stop, Drop and Roll One

Album: Interstate Gospel (2018)
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley each take a turn to drop a verse describing a night of hard living and the morning after, while Miranda Lambert croons the chorus.

    We're right on the brink
    Burned out like prom queens
    It's all mirrors and smoke rings
    So stop, drop and roll one
  • The song was birthed during an especially fruitful songwriting session at Lambert's Tennessee farm. Ashley Monroe recalled: "Miranda said, 'Girls, we're on fire I think…' and then she said, 'So stop, drop and roll one!'"

    The trio then began trading lines about the flawed characters enjoying not-so-sober nights at some downbeaten honky-tonk.
  • "Stop, drop and roll" is what American schoolchildren are taught to do if they find themselves on fire. This song is a play on that phrase, advising to stop, drop and roll a joint if metaphorically on fire.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Gary LewisSongwriter Interviews

Gary Lewis and the Playboys had seven Top 10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.

Jon Anderson of YesSongwriter Interviews

From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.

Chris ReaSongwriter Interviews

It took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.

Millie JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.

Art Alexakis of EverclearSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.