Buy My Own Drinks

Blue RosesbyRunaway June

Released in 2018 / 2 tracks, 3 mins 33 sec

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"Buy My Own Drinks"

It’s a wonder the music industry has lasted this long without a proper counterpart to Florida Georgia Line, especially since Big & Rich have fallen off the radar & Rascal Flatts have become irrelevant to modern audiences – Cue Runaway June, the female equivalent to Florida Georgia Line, coming up to bat with “Buy My Own Drinks.” Though they’ve been singing together for a few years now, the trio of Country Pop femme fatales have finally managed to strike gold with this latest release, an upbeat little Pop Rock number about female agency & the desire to be treated as an equal in everyday life as a way of feeling empowerment after a harsh breakup; They sing about not just buying their own drinks, but opening their own doors, picking up their own change & a slew of other examples that drive home the notion that if they can do all these things on their own, they can certainly live without “him” in their lives anymore – Yeah, that’s a swing & a home-run for Country clichés that put them up there with Florida Georgia Line, but there’s much more than that to this song.
You see, lyrical wit & cheesy dialogues aren’t the only things that make a good mainstream Country tune; You’ve got to have solid instrumentation & impeccable harmonies too, of which Runaway June excels in every degree – “Buy My Own Drinks” is packed full of beautifully resonating melodies that feel almost unnatural in how pitch-perfect they are, but the proof is in the pudding as you can still hear all of their individual vocal fry, bent notes & vibrato without any of that annoying compression or pitch-adjustment you hear on nearly every male Popstar’s vocals in Country these days; Not only that, the song itself is built on solid instrumentation, with jamming guitars that actively contribute interesting riffs every few bars, a drummer who really knows how to work every inch of the drum set & some subtle keyboard action that remains ingrained in your memory even though you only hear it for a few seconds at the end of each chorus. What you’re left with is a track that you’ll be wanting to throw on every time you see it in a jukebox somewhere, the type of saloon song that gets the party started wherever it’s played.

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Lyrics

"Buy My Own Drinks"

[Intro]
Mmm yeah
Mmm hmm

[Intro]
Well since we been done
I’ve been trying to un-fall apart
And I’ve been thinking that some neon lights
Would be a real good start
Well I called a couple friends
But they all say they’re staying in
So I guess I’m going out on my own
I might be heart broke
But that don’t mean that I’m gonna stay home, yeah

[Chorus]
I can buy my own drinks
I can pay my own tab
At the end of the night when they cut on all the lights
I can call my own cab
I can drop my own change in the jukebox
I can dance all by myself
‘Til I can stop thinkin’ ‘bout drinkin’ ‘bout him
I don’t need nobody else
Yeah I can buy my own drinks
(tonight, tonight, tonight)
Yeah I can buy my own drinks
(tonight, tonight, tonight)

[Verse 2]
Found myself a dive
The type he would never walk in
Then a guy at the bar sees an empty drink in my hand
I said sweet of you to ask
If you could fill my glass
But I’m gonna have to pass this time
Me and myself, well we’re doing just fine

[Chorus]
I can buy my own drinks
I can pay my own tab
At the end of the night when they cut on all the lights
I can call my own cab
I can drop my own change in the jukebox
I can dance all by myself
‘Til I can stop thinkin’ ‘bout drinkin’ ‘bout him
I don’t need nobody else
Yeah I can buy my own drinks
(tonight, tonight, tonight)
Yeah I can buy my own drinks
(tonight, tonight, tonight)

[Bridge]
I can walk my own self to the front door
I can take my own self to bed
I can medicate my own headache
I can be my own boyfriend

[Chorus]
I can buy my own drinks
I can pay my own tab
At the end of the night when they cut on all the lights
I can call my own cab
I can drop my own change in the jukebox
I can dance all by myself
‘Til I can stop thinkin’ ‘bout drinkin’ ‘bout him
I don’t need nobody else
Yeah I can buy my own drinks
(tonight, tonight, tonight)
Yeah I can buy my own drinks
(tonight, tonight, tonight)

[Outro]
Drop my own change in the jukebox
I can dance all by myself
‘Til I can stop thinkin’ ‘bout drinkin’ ‘bout him
I don’t need nobody else

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"Buy My Own Drinks"

Songwriter

Runaway June

Label

  • Wheelhouse

Producer

  • Dann Huff

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"Buy My Own Drinks" is a song co-written recorded by American country music group Runaway June. It was released as a single in August 2018, and served as the second single from their self-titled EP and lead-off single to Blue Roses, their full-length debut album, both released via Wheelhouse.
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