Most people are still making a name for themselves well into their 30s and 40s. But not Morgan Wallen.
This 29-year-old country star is dominating the genre, blending country with rock and pop, and selling out concerts as fast as Taylor Swift (okay, maybe not that fast, but pretty close). His ability to blend sounds while creating earworms seems to be his bread and butter. That and the fact that he sings about heartbreak and drinking away his pain like it’s his life’s calling.
His latest single, “Thinkin’ Bout Me”, is no different. This track, which is just one of the 36 on his new album One Thing At A Time, focuses on a former lover who, Wallen hopes, is nowhere near ready to get over their past relationship.
Wallen has a small sense of remorse for his ex-lover’s new man (“Don’t feel bad for you, but I feel bad for him/And all the h— you gon’ be puttin’ him through”) …
…But not enough for it to actually be genuine. Because, while he may be sorry for this new man, he mostly hopes his ex-lover isn’t over their own over-and-done relationship.
He hopes that, at every turn, this woman is thinking about him (“When you’re tasting what he’s drinking, are you thinkin’ ‘bout me?/When you’re ridin’ where he’s drivin’, are you missin’ my street?”). This is seemingly true at every turn, including when she’s in bed with this man (“Every time you close your eyes, tell me, who do you see?/…When you’re up in his bed, am I up in your head?”).
There’s one profanity used here (“any d–n where I ain’t”), but, as I’ve said above, it’s overshadowed by the sexual innuendo.
Already at No. 7 on the YouTube charts, even though the platform just has a lyric video, “Thinkin’ Bout Me” obviously resonates with many people, which isn’t surprising given its nature and sound.
While Wallen knows how to create music that catches the ear, that doesn’t mean that his music is family friendly. This song includes sexual innuendo and profanity and it lingers on a subject that many parents will want to skip right over.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).