Record Year

Album: Mr. Misunderstood (2015)
Charted: 44
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  • Since you turned the tables on me
    I've been steady and learnin' lonely
    Keepin' this turntable spinnin'
    Everything from Jones to Jennings
    Slowly plannin' my survival
    In a three foot stack of vinyl
    Since you had to walk on outta here
    I've been havin' a record year

    I bet you thought before you left
    I'd just sit in silence by myself
    Turn this house into a jail
    Dyin' slow in a livin' hell
    But love's got a funny way of keepin' score
    And your leavin' lit up my scoreboard
    I usually make it through side a sober
    All bets are off when I flip her over
    One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
    I'm havin' a record year

    Quarter notes and Hank's half time
    Are poundin' on this heart of mine
    Song to song, I pass my time
    With these speakers on ten
    Your good and gone keeps me up all night
    Along with Songs In The Key Of Life
    I'm either gonna get over you
    Or I'm gonna blow out my ears
    Yeah, you're out there now
    Doin' God knows how, and I'm stuck here
    Havin' a record year

    Your leavin' left me goin' crazy
    I'm countin' on a needle to save me
    I drop it in the groove
    And we go 'round and 'round
    And down in a spiral
    I guess I really oughta call and thank you
    I rediscovered Red Headed Stranger
    Got down with old James Brown
    And found New Grass Revival
    If you find your way back, I owe you a beer
    For my record year

    Quarter notes and Hank's half time
    Are poundin' on this heart of mine
    Song to song, I pass my time
    With these speakers on ten
    Your good and gone keeps me up all night
    Along with Songs In The Key Of Life
    I'm either gonna get over you
    Or I'm gonna blow out my ears
    Yeah, you're out there now
    Doin' God knows how, and I'm stuck here
    Havin' a record year
    Yeah, I'm havin' a record year Writer/s: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • JoeThis song is about a breakup. This song’s main character tells how he just wants to listen to music and not have to worry about the world around him.
  • Jon Quinlan from Oklahoma CityI was misinformed and lied to regarding my comments below. This song was written solely by Jeff and my origional post here was wrong. I did not mean any harm and I apologize for this. It's a great song and great work by Jeff, Eric and their entire team.
  • Jon Quinlan from Oklahoma CityTo clarify my comment above, I'm claiming that the woman co-wrote this song. I'm not claiming plagiarism occured by anyone at EMI.
  • Jon Quinlan from Oklahoma CityA woman by the name of Marlana "Lanie" LeRoy Quinlan from Midwest City, Oklahoma actually wrote this song and Jeff Hyde used it, and made a few changes after she signed an affidavit of release. She should be recognized for her talent.
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