The Secret Sisters, ‘Tennessee Me’ – Lyrics Uncovered
New sibling duo the Secret Sisters are making quite the impression on the music scene. Laura and Lydia Rogers' angelic voices garnered them a nomination for New/Emerging Artist of the Year for the 2011 Americana Music Awards, which will take place in October in Nashville. The girls' debut single, 'Tennessee Me,' is continuing to spread like a wildfire worldwide, giving Laura Rogers' once broken heart a good reason to smile.
"I came up with the hook for that song and most of the lyrics," Rogers tells Taste of Country. "I think that it's just a classic country song. I had my heart broken by a fella, and I started to take out my frustrations with a song about it. It's strange how those things happen. You don't realize what you're feeling, and then there it is."
"Come, come Tennessee me / Tennessee me waiting here / I'm lonely tonight but feeling all right / Why don't you come over here? / Why don't you come over here?" the sisters sing in the opening verse.
"I was feeling pretty dejected," recalls Rogers. "I was like, 'Yup ... I'm just a boring ol' girl from Tennessee ... I don't have a lot to offer anybody, but I still deserve something.' I was feeling sorry for myself, and there came that song!"
"Plain, plain Tennessee me / Living just a mile away / I'm nothing special but I can hold you / If you want to, you can stay / Tennessee me won't you stay?" she wrote in the song's lyrics.
"That song made it complete," Rogers gleams today. "I'm not holding a grudge or anything. It's just life, you know? It has its ups and downs, and that was a downer, but I got a good song out of it!"
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