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Lori McKenna “We Were Cool” Lyrics

Lori McKenna “We Were Cool” Lyrics

We Were Cool – Lyrics


Artist: Lori McKenna

Album: Bird & The Rifle (2016)

Songwriter: Lori McKenna, Troy Verges, Caitlyn Smith

Total Time:  4:24

Structure:  V | V | C | V | V | C | BR | V | V | C | C-ish

We Were Cool

 

VERSE
His brother had a Chevy Malibu.                                     [ A ]
I was sitting in the back seat                                            [ B ]
On some dead end road                                                  [ C ]
We weren’t supposed to know.                                        [ C ]

VERSE
I remember thinking he would break my heart.              [ D ]
I was green as an evergreen.                                             [ B ]
But I fell right in,                                                                 [ E ]
Never the same again.                                                        [ E ]

CHORUS
Duran Duran on the radio,                                                   [ C ]
The Wild Boys and the “Days Of Gold.”                               [ C ]
I was sitting on his right, on his left was a fresh tattoo,    [ F ]
And man – we were cool.                                                       [ F ]

VERSE
His daddy had a drinking problem                                   [ G ]
My daddy worked way too hard,                                      [ D ]
And we were both running from                                       [ G ]
What we swore we’d never become.                                 [ G ]

VERSE
Killing time in a Walgreens parking lot                              [ H ]
Mapping out dreams that never came true.                      [ F ]
When freedom’s all you want,                                            [ I ]
Freedom’s really all you got.                                              [ H ]

CHORUS
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” on tape cassette                             [ J ]
Before we ever heard of the internet.                                    [ J ]
Redemption was a rag-top – all we needed was fuel,          [ F ]
And man – we were cool.                                                      [ F ]

BRIDGE
We were gonna burn this town down.                                 [ K ]
We were gonna run these streets ’til they ran out.              [ K ]

VERSE
You worked the night shift slinging fast food,                      [ F ]
All the French fries we could stand.                                      [ L ]
There was something in his eyes                                          [ M ]
I could never quite define.                                                    [ M ]

VERSE
Then we’d race that V6 all night,                                          [ M ]
And I was like putty in his hands.                                         [ L ]
Memorizing back roads                                                        [ C ]
‘Til he had to take me home.                                                [ C ]

CHORUS
Duran Duran on the radio,                                                       [ C ]
And those Wild Boys would never know                                  [ C ]
We had a baby on the way the year our friends started school,   [ F ]
But man – we were cool                                                            [ F ]

BRIDGE
And we were gonna burn this town down                             [ K ]
We were gonna run these streets ’til they ran out.                [ K ]

CHORUS-ISH
But then dreams fade into the ever blue,                                [ F ]
And time just slips away from you.                                          [ F ]
So you’re staring at each other                                                [ N ]
Remembering when we were cool.                                          [ F ]

 

Copyright © 2016 CN Records

 

SONG STATS

 

POV | Perspective:  1st Person | Internal

BPM:   75

Times Title In Song:  4

 

—–    WORD COUNTS    —–

 

Total Word Count:  296

1 Syllable Words: 205 (69%)

3+ Syllable Words:  13 (4%)

Difficult Words: 63 (21%)

Words 7+ Characters: 29 (10%)

Words <=3 Characters: 123 (42%)

Words Appearing Only Once:  156 (53%)

 

—–    EASY TO UNDERSTAND?    —–

 

Reading Ease Score:  88

Reading Level:  4th Grade

 

REVIEW

(NPR) First Listen: Lori Mckenna – ‘The Bird & The Rifle’





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