Josh Thompson, ‘Wanted Me Gone’ [Listen]
There’s something comforting about Josh Thompson‘s steady style of country music. His latest single ‘Wanted Me Gone’ fits in nicely with everything he’s released previously, without sounding repetitious.
Like George Strait, Thompson seems to ignore trends and what’s hot in favor of what’s true to his raising. But like the King, he’s never too far away from the day’s popular sound. His mix of rock and traditional country music is steady and dependable. One knows what to expect from him, yet there’s always a little surprise.
This time, it’s the clever metaphors that dot the second verse: “When you threw me out the backdoor / Screamin’ like an Evinrude outboard,” he sings. “I guess I took a detour when you told me to go to hell / Cause I’m in heaven every weekend / The water’s nice off the deep end / I bet that you were thinkin’ / I’d be all by myself.”
At the bridge, he toys with some vocal effects, but it’s a hillbilly acre away from anything fancy or distracting — just a pinch of spice to break up the twin choruses that end ‘Wanted Me Gone.’
“Yeah, you / Wanted me, wanted me, wanted me, wanted me, wanted me gone / So I’m moving, I’m moving, I’m moving, I’m moving, I’m moving on / Yeah and now you cry and you cry and you cry cause you’re all alone / But you wanted me, wanted me, wanted me, wanted me, wanted me gone.”
The Warren Brothers helped Thompson pen this true country song. The repetition won’t be for everyone, but it grows on you. It’s another fine song from one of the year’s best and most surprising albums.
Why Fans Will Love It: It’s pure country music.
Key Lyrics: “Yeah and now you cry and you cry and you cry cause you’re all alone / But you wanted me, wanted me, wanted me, wanted me, wanted me gone”
Did You Know?: Josh says the two things he must have on the road with him are clean underwear, and clean socks. Yep, he said it here.
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