"What Are You Listening To?" as written by Lee Thomas Miller and Christopher Stapleton....
I put that record on
Girl you know what song
And I let it play again and again

You're in every line
Takes me back in time
Yeah tonight I'm wondering

What are you listening to
Is it a cover band in some college town bar
Where it's na-na-na's and air guitars

Or is it something to get you through
Just a sad song playing on the radio station
Tears still fall and hearts still breakin'

Cause you're hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to?

I like to believe
That you're just like me
Trying to figure out how a good thing goes bad

I don't know
I can't let it go
Yeah it's about to drive me mad

What are you listening to
Is it a cover band in some college town bar
Where it's na-na-na's and air guitars

And is it something to get you through
Just a sad song playing on the radio station
Tears still fall and hearts still breakin'

Cause you're hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to

Is it a feel good song gets you driving too fast
The one that gets you moving on pass to pass
Or the kind you can’t help singing along
Singing whoa

Is it headphones on on a downtown train
Or a window seat on an outbound plane
Is it LA sunny and Memphis blue
I wish I knew I wish I knew

What are you listening to
Is it a cover band in some college town bar
Where it's na-na-na's and air guitars

And is it something to get you through
Just a sad song playing on the radio station
Tears still fall and hearts still breakin'

Cause you're hanging on
Or is it a love song about someone new
What are you listening to

I put that record on, girl you know what song
And I let it play again and again


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"What Are You Listening To? [Album Version]" as written by Christopher Alvin Stapleton Christopher Stapleton

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentI think this one is pretty straightforward, but it is such a good song that I just discovered recently, so just wanted to share my thoughts on it.

    Songs can have so much meaning that can be unique to an individual. A song can bring you back so vividly to a time in your life when you were really into that song. They say that smell is the strongest sense tied to memories, but the sound of a particular song is probably a close second.

    This song is clearly about a guy after a break up where he is not over her, he wants her back and can't stop thinking about her, and he is wondering about what songs she is listening to now, because he wants to know what state of mind she is in now? Is she like him now, and listening to sad songs wishing they were back together? Or is she partying and having fun, forgetting about him? Or worse, is she listening to a love song and thinking about someone else?

    Great song, great lyrics, clearly a gifted song writer.
    cwagzon April 08, 2016   Link

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