Cole Swindell, ‘Middle of a Memory’ [Listen]
Cole Swindell stands all alone wondering what could have been in his new single "Middle of a Memory." The ballad from the You Should Be Here album describes what happens when the spark of love is rudely interrupted.
"Middle of a Memory" finds Swindell caught in a love at first sight moment that’s clearly reciprocated. However, friendly drama pulls his Cinderella away toward the end of the first verse. He spends the rest of the song describing the life and love the two would have shared.
A singable chorus is the signature moment of “Middle of a Memory,” the follow-up to five No. 1 songs. The singer wrote the song with Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley. It focuses on a finite moment in time that every guy has lived through. A tsunami of emotions suddenly turns back and runs, leaving only heartache and questions standing.
While not the signature ballad on You Should Be Here, the song is an example of Swindell’s improved storytelling. With “Middle of a Memory” he continues to choose songs that represent the album as a whole.
Did You Know?: "Middle of a Memory” was written in the middle of writing “Kiss,” a song from Swindell’s Down Home Sessions EP.
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Cole Swindell, "Middle of a Memory" Lyrics:
“Baby it just took one look at you / For me to change my one drink order to two / Like we already knew each other / Like we’ve been talking all night / About a minute into our first dance / We got blindsided by your friends / All in a hurry like you had to go / Didn’t they know you can’t leave someone / You can’t leave someone.”
“In the middle of a dance floor all alone / In the middle of an old school country song / Right when I was just about to lean on in / Why’d you have to go then, baby / In the middle of a glow of the neon light / It shoulda, coulda, woulda been the night of our lives / Girl it ain’t right, no how you gonna leave me / Right in the middle of a memory.”
“We were gonna dance ’till they shut it down / People’d be staring while I spin you around / Thinking we were so in love / They wouldn’t know we hadn’t even hooked up / I’d get your number and I’d give you mine / And we’d be hanging out tomorrow night / But now I don’t know where you are / I’m under these lights right here in the dark.”
“Yeah it’s like you walk right out / In the middle of a movie / Tore the back half out of a book / No you’ll never know / Girl what you did to me / It ain’t right, saying goodbye.”