Ryan Hurd, ‘Love in a Bar’ [Listen]
Ryan Hurd takes listeners inside a dramatic romance with "Love in a Bar."
Hurd has a way of setting a scene, painting a vivid picture of the moody atmosphere of a dark bar where a girl on the "patio corner" catches his eye. The soft-rock, Rob Thomas-style song offers singalong lyrics — "And the truth can't lie / And we've been saying it with our eyes the whole time / That you have my whole heart / Yeah, we found love in a bar" — and a melody that will get stuck in your head.
The up-and-coming singer-songwriter finds a way of fitting into the modern country sound without giving in too much to the bro-country stigma. "Love in a Bar" borrows common themes, but Hurd manages to create his own sound that will make you want to bob your head to the mellow beat while his smooth voice sucks you into the atmospheric number.
"Love in a Bar" is a natural fit in Hurd's current catalogue, further positing himself to be one of Nashville's breakthrough artists.
Did You Know?: Hurd co-wrote Lady Antebellum's fiery single "You Look Good."
Listen to Ryan Hurd, "Love in a Bar"
Ryan Hurd's "Love in a Bar" Lyrics:
It wasn't the two for ones / That made the hour magic / It wasn't anything else
I guess that we just had it / I wasn't there to get drunk but it happened / Cause I never wanted to say goodbye / We were just friends, just hanging / Just sitting 'round waiting for somebody to cross the line.
We found love in a bar / In the back of a patio corner / Away from the lights / It was us and Corona / And hearts on fire like the cigarettes you smoke / When you drink now we can't turn back / Cause the words came out / And the truth can't lie / And we've been saying it with our eyes the whole time / That you have my whole heart / Yeah, we found love in a bar.
You didn't say sorry / You didn't look away / Girl, you just said what I was thinking / You weren't afraid.
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