Sound Off: Is Thomas Rhett’s ‘Marry Me’ a Hit? [Listen]
Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me" is the antithesis of everything he's done up to this point. The song is an ice-cold ballad capable of shredding your heart. Take everything you've learned during hits like "Unforgettable," "Die a Happy Man" and "T-Shirt" and burn it for this song.
Can this really be the same guy who cut "Get Me Some of That" ... ?
"Crash and Burn" is Rhett's closest radio relative to "Marry Me," but that song would need to be hitched to a hearse to get close. This song trudges along like a funeral procession, never once letting up to allow hope in after the last line of his chorus pulls a blackout shade over what's to come.
"Marry Me" was written by Rhett, Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure and Shane McAnally and is the third single from his Life Changes studio album. It stands out like an elephant riding a unicorn across the Walmart parking on an at times saccharine album that is very much an ode to his wife Lauren and the adventures they've had.
Tears come easier when this song is heard between the others on his third studio album, but as a radio single it still works as an eclipse to cover fun had by other men on the radio right now. You'll love this song or hate it, or love hating it or hate loving it. With "Marry Me" you'll feel something unless you're in that hearse.
Did You Know?: Rhett says this song was partially fueled by him wondering "what if?" As in, what if he'd never told Lauren how he felt?
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Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me" Lyrics:
She wants to get married, she wants it perfect / She wants her grandaddy preaching the service / She wants magnolias out in the country / Not too many people, save her daddy some money / Ooh, she got it all planned out / Yeah, I can see it all right now.
I'll wear my black suit, black tie, hide out in the back / I'll do a strong shot of whiskey straight out the flask / I'll try to make it through without crying so nobody sees / Yeah, she wanna get married / But she don't wanna marry me.
I remember the night when I almost kissed her / Yeah, I kinda freaked out, we'd been friends for forever / And I always wondered if she felt the same way / When I got the invite, I knew it was too late / And I know her daddy's been dreading this day / Oh, but he don't know he ain't the only one giving her away.
She got on her dress now, welcoming the guests now / I could try to find her, get it off of my chest now / But I ain't gonna mess it up, so I'll wish her the best now.