Thompson Square, ‘I Can’t Outrun You’ [Listen]
Thompson Square‘s newest single, ‘I Can’t Outrun You,’ is a beautiful power ballad that manages to sound different from anything else in country music, yet somehow familiar at the same time. The heartbreaking love song has been a hit for solo artists in the past, but now that the husband and wife duo have decided to make it a duet, the track truly soars.
‘I Can’t Outrun You’ is the story of a love gone south, with the loss leaving a scar and the love still longed for. And what began as song about one person pining for lost love has been turned on its head with Keifer and Shawna Thompson teaming up on the track. Their shared vocals reflect shared pain. This isn’t just one person’s ache for another, it’s a longing that both parties feel. No matter how many mistakes they’ve made or how far apart they are, they both still feel the presence — or more likely, the absence — of the love they’ve lost.
“95 down the interstate / Mile high on a jet plane / A desert road or a downtown train / It’s all the same, I can’t outrun you.”
‘I Can’t Outrun You’ is an unconventional country hit, but one that’s certainly made an impression since it was first recorded by Trace Adkins in 2008. There’s barely a whisper of the heart-wrenching twangy guitars that most country ballads feature. This time, piano takes center stage, banging out a simple but strong melody that crescendos perfectly with drums and guitars for each chorus. Add tight harmonies from Thompson Square and the effect is a powerful song that’s just as likely to top the pop charts as it is to top the charts in country.
With ‘I Can’t Outrun You,’ Thompson Square has found a hit that may have listeners feeling the pain of heartbreak — but that won’t stop fans from playing the track on repeat.
Why Fans Will Love It: ‘I Can’t Outrun You’ is powerful and anthemic, and with Thompson Square’s unique duet, fans won’t be able to get enough of this beautiful heartache.
Key Lyrics: “You’re in my heart, you’re in my mind / Everywhere ahead, everywhere behind / Every turn I take, / You’re right around the bend / ”It’s like your ghost is chasing me / When I’m awake, when I’m asleep / There’s a part of you in every part of me / And I can’t outrun you / I can’t outrun you”
Did You Know?: Thompson Square definitely won’t be outrunning each other any time soon. Keifer and Shawna have been married for more than 15 years, and they say that sometimes the best remedy for a bad fight is to get on stage and let the music smooth things over.
Listen to Thompson Square, ‘I Can’t Outrun You’
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