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Lori McKenna – We Were Cool lyrics
[Verse 1]
His brother had a Chevy Malibu
I was sitting in the back seat
On some dead end road
We weren’t supposed to know
I remember thinking he would break my heart
I was green as an evergreen
But I fell right in
Never the same again
Duran Duran on the radio
The Wild Boys and the days of gold
I was sitting on his right
On his left was a fresh tattoo

[Chorus]
And man
We were cool

[Verse 2]
His daddy had a drinking problem
My daddy worked way too hard
And we were both running from
What we swore we’d never become
Killing time in a Walgreens parking lot
Mapping out dreams that never came true
When freedom’s all you want
Freedom’s really all you got
Smells like teen spirit on tape cassette
Before we ever heard of the internet
Redemption was a ragtop All we needed was fuel

[Chorus]
And man
We were cool

[Verse 3]
We were gonna burn this town down
We were gonna run these streets 'till they ran out
You worked the night shift Slinging fast food
All the French fries we could stand
There was something in his eyes
I could never quite define
Then we’d race that V6 all night
And I was like putty in his hands
Memorizing back roads
Till he had to take me home
Duran Duran on the radio
And those Wild Boys would never know
We had a baby on the way
The year our friends started school

[Chorus]
But man
We were cool

And we were gonna burn this town down
We were gonna run these streets
Till they ran out
But then dreams fade into the ever blue
And time just slips away from you
So you’re staring at each other
Remembering when
We were cool

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