My Sunday Song – “Not That Cool” by Will Hoge

My Sunday Song #44 is from one of my favorite artists, Will Hoge.  The song is called “Not That Cool” and is off his 2003 album, ‘Blackbird on a Lonely Wire’.  If you don’t know who Will Hoge is, you are missing out.  He is a singer/songwriter with a southern rock, alternative country and folk rock sound.  You have it to give him a listen.

“Not That Cool” was a song I heard on internet radio way back 2003.  It was one of those songs that immediately connected with me and I went out and bought the album.  Usually I have a 3 song rule before actually buying an album.  I have to like 3 songs on it before I spend the cash.  Buying “Blackbird on a Lonely Wire’ on only knowing ONE song is a strong indication on how much I loved this song.

Growing up, I was a pretty shy.  I didn’t have any smooth lines, I was average looking (still am) and I wasn’t cool (still ain’t cool).  I never would have had the courage to walk up to a beautiful girl in a bar and give her some line or even ask her out.  That wasn’t me.  That is exactly what the song is about.  The song could have been written about me!!  No joke!  That is why this song spoke to me and I connected with it so fast.  It was about ME!  How I ended up with such a beautiful wife is beyond me! I married so out of my league.

I have no interesting back stories on the song other than my story above.  Sometimes a song is just cool for being cool.  If this is your first introduction to Will Hoge, don’t let it be your last.  His songs tell great stories and he is one of the great songwriters out there today.  Enjoy and Happy Sunday!

“Not That Cool”

Excuse me
Do you have the time
‘Cause I’ve been here waiting since a quarter after nine
And it is not true love that I’m hoping I will find
No the truth is that I just don’t want to be alone tonightMy how your eyes sparkle
Have you heard that one before
‘Cause if you have don’t you worry I know at least one million more
Like the one about your father stealing stars out of the sky
And if I could buy you just one more drink I think I’d have the strength to tell these liesAnd it must feel so fine
To get what you want every time
I would if I were more like James Dean

Then I could walk right up to you
And say hello how do you do
Then you’d come back home with me
But I’m just not that cool you see
I’m just not that cool you see

So for now I’ll just sit here and wait alone
And hope that maybe you’ll say hello
As the night just creeps along
And I don’t want to know about the clothes you wear
I want to see you in the morning with the sunlight through your hair

And it must feel so fine
To get what you want every time
I would if I were more like James DeanThen I could walk right up to you
And say hello how do you do
Then you’d come back home with me
But I’m just not that cool you see
I’m just not that cool you see
Excuse me
Do you have the time
Written by Will Hoge

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