Over the past couple years it seems that every time I sit down to have a meaningful conversation with a friend we end up talking about a life of purpose and whether all the “stuff” we have is now getting in the way. Society seems to be shifting down and there is something appealing about the simple life where focus is back on quality time and not the latest gadget. Miranda Lambert really sums up this concept beautifully with her new single “Automatic”.
“Automatic” begins with simple guitar and builds to a memorable mid tempo hook. She slowed down some with this release but it was necessary in order to deliver a deeper message that unfolds as the song continues to play.
Hey whatever happened to, waitin’ your turn
Doing it all by hand, cause when everything is handed to you
It’s all only worth as much as the time you put in
In all just seems so good the way we had it
Back before everything became, automatic
“Automatic” takes us back to pay phones, cassettes, sun tea in the window, taking a picture with the kind you gotta shake, and recording the country countdown. If you had something to say you wrote it on a piece of paper, put on a stamp and they got it three days later. (yikes, thats one I can’t go back to)
Miranda said, “The song brings back good memories, and it reminds me to take a deep breath and to remember that getting there is half the fun.” I think that is what the song will do for everyone that gives it a chance. The song may just make you slow down a bit and give a nostalgic glimpse at life before everything became automatic.
For a complete schedule go to cmchatlive.com/calendar
#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pmPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA