Automatic Lyrics by Miranda Lambert


Miranda Lambert Lyrics

Automatic Lyrics
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Quarter in a payphone
Drying laundry on the line
Watching Sun Tea in the window
Pocket watch tellin' time
Seems like only yesterday I'd get a blank cassette
Record the country countdown 'cause I couldn't buy it yet

If we drove all the way to Dallas just to buy an Easter dress
We'd take along a Rand McNally, stand in line to pay for gas
God knows that shifting gears ain't what it used to be
I learned to drive that 55 just like a queen, three on a tree

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand,
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic

If you had something to say
You'd write it on a piece of paper
Then you'd put a stamp on it
And they'd get it three days later
Boys would call the girls
And girls would turn them down
Staying married was the only way to work your problems out

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand,
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic

Automatic

Let's pull the windows down
Windows with the cranks
Come on let's take a picture
The kind you gotta shake

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand,
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became, automatic
Writer: Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Copyright: Lyrics © Pink Dog Publishing, Emi Blackwood Music Inc., Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Wruckestrike

Automatic Info:

Automatic was released in February 2014 as the lead-off single from Miranda Lambert's fifth studio album, Platinum. Lambert co-wrote the song with Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby. Canadian country artist Carolyn Dawn Johnson provides harmony vocals on the song.

Lambert said that the song is "about slowing down, taking a breath and remembering what it's like to live life a little more simply. It's not about going back, but reminiscing about what it was like to hang laundry on the line and wait for it to dry and my dad teaching me how to drive my '55 Chevy that I still have but don't drive nearly enough. The song brings back good memories and it reminds me to take a deep breath and to remember that getting there is half the fun."

From the Album:
Platinum (2014)

Released:
February 17th, 2014

Format:
Music download

Genre:
Country

Length:
4:07

Label:
RCA Nashville

Writers:
Nicolle Galyon
Natalie Hemby
Miranda Lambert

Producers:
Frank Liddell
Glenn Worf

Music video:
"Automatic" on YouTube

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered on March 24, 2014. In it, Lambert is shown going through a trunk in her attic full of keepsakes, pulling out things such as old letters and photographs, jewelry, and a cassette player.

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