Jake Worthington, ‘Big Time Lonesome’ [Listen]
Jake Worthington throws it back to traditional country music on "Big Time Lonesome." There's something distinctive about the Texas country sound, differentiating it from the contemporary Nashville vibe, and Worthington embraces his Houston roots on the swanky track that finds him crooning about a love who left him with a broken heart.
Worthington makes it clear that he follows the vein of traditional country with the honky-tonk, big band style melody that's accompanied by tear-in-my-beer lyrics like: "I just put out my last cigarette / And I don't even smoke / Lord I'm killin' myself / Tryin' to forget about you."
The Voice alum keeps things upbeat in spite of the somber lyrics, putting the old-fashioned country twang at the forefront, which makes for a perkier tune. If you're a fan of Alan Jackson's '90s hits, then "Big Time Lonesome" is likely right up your alley, as Worthington pays homage to the vintage country sound that paved the way for today's voices (while stilling managing to remain current in the process).
Did You Know?: Worthington was the runner-up on Season 6 of The Voice in 2014.
Listen to Jake Worthington, "Big Time Lonesome"
Jake Worthington's "Big Time Lonesome" Lyrics:
Big time lonesome / Lonely times 10 and then some / More than a little bit blue / That's the low down how I feel / Well baby since I lost you / Big time lonesome.
I just put out my last cigarette / And I don't even smoke / Lord I'm killin' myself / Tryin' to forget about you / I just played another sad song / Just to see if my heart was still broke / Yeah this ache in my chest / And these tears in my eyes tell the truth.
Just poured out the dog and the cat / I swear I'm losing' my mind / So I went through a phone book / And called up a two dollar shrink / And I cried on his couch about you / And he said we've run out of time / He gave me the bill / With a grin and said here's what I think.
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