Song of the Day #3,852: ‘You Wouldn’t Know Me’ – Miranda Lambert

Five years ago I did a countdown of my favorite albums of the 2010s to that point, halfway through the decade. Two of my top five entries were by Miranda Lambert — 2011’s Four the Record and 2014’s Platinum.

Five years later, we’re 11 1/2 months away from the end of the decade (wow!) and I have to start thinking about updating that list and arriving at the definitive version. Both of those albus will still be in play, no question.

What’s crazy is that Lambert released an album even better than those two in 2016. The double album The Weight of These Wings is her crowning achievement (to date), a rich, sprawling exploration of love and loss that is also funny, sweet and cool as a front porch glass of lemonade on Sunday morning.

Throw in three sublime albums with her group Pistol Annies and it’s hard to name anybody who’s had a better decade.

[Chorus]
You wouldn’t know me
If you saw me here
Wake up at your front door no more
You’ll never know me by askin’ how I been
You’ll never keep up that way

[Verse 1]
Stop sign, stop sign
That’s all she threw at me
‘Til I don’t feel like home no more
Wings on fire, I caught outside of a brand new home
Buried in your heels

[Chorus]
I told her
You wouldn’t know me
If you saw me here
Wake up at your front door no more
You’ll never know me by askin’ how I been
You’ll never keep up that way
That’s what I say

[Verse 2]
Bad news is better than what you’ve been handing me
What’s gone wrong with you my friend
Promise me, promise me
Don’t ask that of me now
Won’t you just send me some word

[Chorus]
I told her
You wouldn’t know me
If you saw me here
I’m changing day to day, that’s right
You’ll never know me by askin’ how I been
You’ll never keep up that way
That’s what I say

[Chorus]
I told her
You wouldn’t know me
If you saw me here
I’m changing day to day, that’s right
You’ll never know me by askin’ how I been
You’ll never keep up that way

[Outro]
Well you wouldn’t know me
You wouldn’t know me

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,852: ‘You Wouldn’t Know Me’ – Miranda Lambert

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Somehow I don’t see our decade lists having much in common,😊

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