Jason Aldean, ‘Gonna Know We Were Here’ [Listen]
Jason Aldean is in the business of turning out radio hits, and "Gonna Know We Were Here" doesn’t disobey. The uptempo country-rocker stays true to the singer’s well-tested formula. It’s a song his fans will want to turn up loud, quickly.
Heavy guitars and a pounding rhythm section precede Aldean’s vocals. While not a story song, “Gonna Know We Were Here” speaks of a couple with Bonnie and Clyde intentions.
“You got the gas, I got the matches / We gonna turn this town to ashes / Cause they ain't never seen nothing like us / Ain't heard loud till we turn it up,” Aldean sings to begin. He's speaking in metaphors ... mostly.
“I got the wild, you got the crazy / You know that's why I love you, baby / Cause your motor runs just as fast as mine / Pedal to the metal, keep your throttle down all night / And we only get one life.”
The two adrenaline junkies carry on through their wild night together. Things get spicy during the second verse. While early on Aldean gives a nod and wink toward innuendo, here he spells it out.
“People talk, girl, you know damn well / When they got a good tale to tell / Let's give 'em something they ain't never seen / A little rated R redneck dream.”
Aldean is on quite a hot streak, with only one non-Top 5 single this decade. He knows how to choose them, and with “Gonna Know We Were Here,” he’s likely chosen another radio winner.
Why Fans Will Love It: Attitude + rock guitar + a touch of recklessness = happy Jason Aldean fans.
Key Lyrics: "Might burn out like a firework / Like a shooting star across the sky / And we may not be around in 20 years / But they're sure gonna know we were here."
Did You Know?: Aldean gets the most out of his albums. Each of the last two have inspired five radio releases. These days, three seems to be the average.
Listen to Jason Aldean, "Gonna Know We Were Here"
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