Song of the Day #2,933: ‘Hero’ – Maren Morris

maren_morris_heroI have a few more new albums and songs to cover this week, starting with Hero, the major label debut of Texas native Maren Morris.

The 26 year-old Morris is a new-school country performer in the vein of Kacey Musgraves, with a modern sensibility and a love of pop and hip-hop that reveals itself in between the bars of her otherwise traditional country tunes. She also has a penchant for profanity, about which a New York Times reviewer wrote that “she’s breaking what may be country’s last remaining taboo.” You mean Johnny Cash never dropped an f-bomb?

After two listens, I like Hero but don’t love it. I don’t know if it’s something that will find its way into regular rotation. Morris is a little too much in the shadow of Kacey Musgraves, which might just be an accident of timing, but at least so far I haven’t heard enough to set her apart.

That said, I do like this bluesy number about a woman who regrets not loving a friend back.

[Verse 1]
On paper we go together
I know that we look the part
But almost never hangs on forever
I know I’m breaking your heart

[Pre-Chorus 1]
So go on, say what you want to
I’m not gonna stop you
You can blame it all on me

[Chorus]
I’m not the hero in the story
I’m not the girl that gets the glory
Cause you’re looking for true love
And I’m not the one
But I wish, but I wish I was

[Verse 2]
Wish I could feel about you
The way you feel about me
But you can’t make a heart say something
That it don’t believe

[Pre-Chorus 2]
So go on, hate me if you have to
I hate myself too
Cause as much as I want to be

[Chorus]
I’m not the hero in the story
I’m not the girl that gets the glory
Cause you’re looking for true love
And I’m not the one
But I wish, but I wish I was

[Pre-Chorus 3]
Go on, hate me if you have to
I still care about you
As much as I want to be

[Chorus]
I’m not the hero in the story
I’m not the girl that gets the glory
Cause you’re looking for true love
And I’m not the one
But I wish, but I wish I was

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,933: ‘Hero’ – Maren Morris

  1. Dana says:

    This is pleasant enough. Could use some f bombs.šŸ˜„

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