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Eric Church “Talladega” Lyrics

Eric Church “Talladega” Lyrics

Talladega – Lyrics


Artist: Eric Church

Album: The Outsiders (2017)

Songwriter: Eric Church & Luke Laird

Total Time:  4:22

Structure:  V | CH | V | CH | BR | CH

Talladega

VERSE
It was the summer before the real world started,   [A]
And the deal was we would get to go,   [B]
If we cleaned it up, and got it running, Daddy’s old Winnebago    [B]
Wing and a prayer down 65,   [C]
Five best friends on four bald tires,   [C]
I can still see Billy smiling, when we finally made it . . .   [A]

CHORUS
To Talladega, boys raised up, whiskey in your glass,   [D]
Here’s to turning up,slowing down and cars that go real fast,   [D]
We were laughing and living, drinking and wishing, and thinking   [A]
As that checkered flag was waving,   [A]
Sure would like to stay in –   [A]
Talladega   [F]

VERSE
Like a storm, time rolls on, you can’t hit pause as we just did.   [G]
Most days in life don’t stand out,   [H]
But life’s about those days that will,   [I]
Like Rocking Rando, getting rowdy,   [H]
Shooting roman candles at the man in the moon,   [J]
‘Til the Alabama sun was breaking . . .   [A]

CHORUS
Over Talladega, boys raised up, whiskey in your glass,   [D]
Here’s to turning up,slowing down and cars that go real fast,   [D]
We were laughing and living, drinking and wishing, and thinking   [A]
As that checkered flag was waving,   [A]
Sure would like to stay in –   [A]
Talladega   [F]

BRIDGE
When the winds go cold and it blows October,   [K]
I think about us shoulder-to-shoulder,   [K]
Like those cars my thoughts roll over and over and over,   [K]
In my mind.   [C]

CHORUS
Tonight in Talladega, boys raised up, whiskey in your glass,   [D]
Here’s to turning up,slowing down and cars that go real fast,   [D]
We were laughing and living, drinking and wishing, and thinking   [A]
As that checkered flag was waving,   [A]
Sure would like to stay in –   [A]
Talladega   [F]

 

Copyright © 2014 Eric Church & Luke Laird

 

 

SONG STATS

 

POV | Perspective:  1st Person | External

BPM:   144

Times Title In Song:  6

 

—–    WORD COUNTS    —–

 

Total Word Count:  265

1 Syllable Words: 172 (65%)

3+ Syllable Words:  14 (5%)

Difficult Words: 67 (25%)

Words 7+ Characters: 49 (19%)

Words <=3 Characters: 102 (39%)

 

—–    EASY TO UNDERSTAND?    —–

 

Reading Ease Score:  77

Reading Level:  7th Grade

 







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