Runaway June, ‘Lipstick’ [Listen]
Country trio Runaway June offer sound advice with "Lipstick," their debut single. The all-female group’s first release relies on fiddle, tight harmonies and an original premise.
They don’t ease into it. “Lipstick” opens with the one of the sharper lyrics of 2016. It’s colorful, simple and honest — it’s a “duh” chorus, one that leaves one asking “How has nobody ever thought of this before?”
That’s a compliment, not a criticism, as the best songs often do the same thing (Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” is a contemporary example). Truly tight harmonies hit like a slap to the face, and this trio has slappin' capability. Naomi Cooke sings lead here. It’s not clear if she’ll front the group on every song or just "Lipstick," but few would call the song her song. The chorus is where this one cooks, and that’s a true collaborative effort.
Did You Know?: Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne used to be a part of Stealing Angels. She was also a contestant on Amazing Race.
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Runaway June, “Lipstick” Lyrics:
“If you’re gonna love somebody / Yeah you better love somebody / Who ruins your lipstick, not your mascara.”
“You got a brand new, beat up, broken heart / Black tears rollin’ down your face / It’s all crashin’ down / You can’t love again / ‘Cause nobody can take his place / Well I’ve been there / We’ve all been there / And I know how bad it feels / Well it’s a big old world / And I can promise you girl / It’s so good when it’s real.”
“If you’re gonna love somebody / Yeah you better love somebody / Who would keep those pretty blue eyes as dry as the Sahara / If you’re gonna love somebody / Yeah you better love somebody / Who ruins your lipstick, not your mascara.”
The perfect kiss, can make a mess / Of the brightest shade of red / Yeah you won’t mind a little reapplying / Time and time again / And you’ll forget, you ever felt like this / When he falls right out of the blue / Oh yeah I swear, he’s out there somewhere / Looking for you too.”
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