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Hear Cole Swindell’s Riff-Driven New Track ‘Somebody’s Been Drinkin”

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On Cole Swindell‘s new single “Somebody’s Been Drinkin’,” a string of time-stamped texts set the pace for a late night fling with an ex. It’s not the typical song about a drunken rendezvous by any means, as the text make for a more detailed story than the average party-hearty pop song.

While such songs sometimes incorporate rap or rock elements that fall flat, Swindell and his band build toward a really sick guitar solo. That part alone makes this a song that could steal the show on a multi-act package tour or even an awards show. Seriously, it’s so-called “bro country” in so many ways, yet like his pal Luke Bryan, Swindell sometimes overcomes the formulaic trappings when presented with the right song.

It’s the Georgia native’s first single since “Break Up in the End” came out earlier in the year. Hopefully, both songs point to a more mature, story-driven take on a type of country music some view as the scourge of every college town.

“Somebody’s Been Drinkin'” Lyrics

First one came at 10:35-
A ‘Hey, what you doing?’
11:15- ‘Are you alright, did you finally get moved in?’
12:18- ‘I miss you’
12:36- ‘Wish I could kiss you one more time, lay on your shoulder’ 1:09- ‘Can I come over?’

Somebody’s been drinking and got to thinking ’bout us
It’s just the cherry bombs talking when you’re hiting me up
I got a fire in the backyard, half of bottle of goose
And a spot on my shoulder so baby come on over
Somebody else has been drinking too

1:14 you say you closed your tab but you need my new address
You shoot me a picture from the back of the cab
Damn, I’ve never seen that dress
1:26 screenshot, GPS, coming in hot, two miles away
‘I miss you so much’, 1:28- ‘Why’d we ever break up?’

Somebody’s been drinking and got to thinking ’bout us
It’s just the cherry bomb’s talking when you’re hitting me up
I got a fire in the backyard, half of bottle of goose
And a spot on my shoulder so baby come on over
Somebody else has been drinking too, yeah

If we cross that line tonight, girl it ain’t nobody’s fault
And in the morning light we can blame it on the alcohol

Somebody’s been drinking and got to thinking ’bout us
It’s just the cherry bomb’s talking when you’re hitting me up
I got a fire in the backyard, half of bottle of goose
And a spot on my shoulder so baby come on over
Somebody else has been drinking too

Somebody’s been drinking, yeah

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Hear Cole Swindell’s Riff-Driven New Track ‘Somebody’s Been Drinkin”