Morgan Wallen, ‘The Way I Talk’ [Listen]
Morgan Wallen's "The Way I Talk" celebrates Southern twang, but the rocker is really a story anyone can relate to. Lyrically it's about "y'all" and "yonder," but the country newcomer is praising everything that makes you unique.
One hears Wallen's east Tennessee twang in every note. Both charming and genuine, it's easy to believe him when he declares that it's "fighting words if you run my last name down." Debut singles are often difficult, because an artist wants to introduce themselves while also making an artistic statement. "The Way I Talk" is a radio-ready country hit that makes us curious to learn more about the singer.
"The Way I Walk" is the title track to a five-song EP available at iTunes and streaming sites. The former The Voice contestant mixes country themes with rock and the slightest bit of R&B.
Did You Know?: Morgan Wallen was on Season 6 of The Voice with the late pop singer Christina Grimmie.
Listen to Morgan Wallen, "The Way I Talk"
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Morgan Wallen's "The Way I Talk" Lyrics:
“It’s got a touch of the town where I grew up / Something in it them California girls love / Some people like to make a little fun of / The way I talk.”
“It gets slower after three or four cold beers / It’s getting louder when I’m cheering on the Volunteers / Folks know I’m country when they hear / The way I talk.”
“It sounds a little bit like my daddy / And don’t cuss around my mama / Got some words you never heard unless you come from down yonder / The man upstairs gets it, so I ain’t trying to fix it / No I can’t fight it, I can’t hide it, I just roll with it / Oh-oh, kind of slow like the Mississippi rolls / It’s the only way I know / Man it ain’t my fault / I just live the way I talk.”
“It’s yessir, no ma’am, y’all come back now / Fighting words if you run my last name down / I ain’t ashamed, matter of fact I’m damn proud / Of the way I talk.”
“It’s slow, like a Sunday morning service back home / Kinda sweet when I gotta girl to love on / If you know me, you know …”