Lori McKenna — “You Get A Love Song” Lyrics


(“You Get A Love Song” is from Lori McKenna’s album Lorraine. Additional Lori McKenna lyrics can be found here.)

You Get A Love Song

Well, they ain’t gonna make a movie
About a couple of fools like us.
No one’s going to write a book
About our little love.

You don’t get picture on the local front page
For falling in love at a reckless age, No, no.
For saying ‘I do’ when you’re 19,
In a hand-me-down dress with a pawn-shop ring,
For having no money for a honeymoon
‘Cause you’re saving it up for the baby boom,
For knowing a love that’s hard when it starts this young,
Well, you don’t get much, no, no,
But you get a love song.

The Sunday sermon won’t mention all the work we put into this love.
They ain’t gonna hang a billboard congratulating us
For surviving every rise and fall, for being more hard-headed than a wrecking ball.

For letting me chase a hopeless dream,
For giving up on trying to change me,
For drinking your way so far down
I almost thought I couldn’t pull you out,
For knowing the only thing harder than letting go
Oh, is holding on,
Well, you don’t get much, no, no,
But you get a love song,
You get a love song. (Love song.)
Oh, you get a love song. You get a love song.

Next time a hurricane comes through
They won’t name it after us.
And how could you paint a picture
That looked anything like love?

The six o’clock news don’t give a damn,
That by the grace of God we worked it out again. By the grace of God.

For working all the time and living week to week,
For letting your dreams fall into me,
For being a man with a damn good heart,
I’m going to hold you through the hardest parts.
For being in love that will last even after life is gone,
Well, you don’t get much, no, no, no, no; you get a love song.
You get a love song. You get a love song.
You get a love song. You get a love song.

You get a love song.

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