Song of the Day #4,012: ‘Classy Girls’ – The Lumineers

The Denver-based Lumineers rode the folk rock revival wave to success in the early 2010s, with their song ‘Ho Hey’ spending 14 weeks in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100.

I must have bought this album back then but I didn’t spend much time listening to it. I’m not familiar with any of its songs apart from that first single, including today’s SOTD.

I like this, though. It has a great rustic sound. I don’t know if it was actually recorded live in a barn or just produced to sound like it, but it does sound like it.

[Verse 1]
Well she was standing in a bar
I said, “hello
How do you do?”
She handed me a beer with a kangaroo
She spoke of places I had never been
That she had traveled to
And we slow danced alone to faster tunes
I made her laugh, I made a pass
I showed her my half-dollar ring
She said, “that’s pretty cool,”
But classy girls don’t kiss in bars you fool
No they don’t

[Verse 2]
So later on the crowd calmed down
And I believe it was as if
Something drew me closer to her
So picture my surprise when I had
Tried to lean in for a kiss
And she just smiled and turned her head down quick
I asked her why, and she replied
It was nothing I was doing wrong
It’s just what it is
But classy girls, don’t kiss in bars like this

[Chorus]
No classy girls don’t kiss in bars
Boys will break their backs and hearts
But it’s all right
The hardest part is through

Oh through
Oh through
Oh through
The hardest part is through

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,012: ‘Classy Girls’ – The Lumineers

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I wonder if they will be joining the ranks of the one hit wonders.

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