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.