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Automatic
Miranda Lambert Lyrics


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, what ever happened to waiting 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 seems 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 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, what ever happened to waiting 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 seems so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic, yeah
Automatic

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

Hey, what ever happened to waiting 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 seems so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic, yeah
Automatic

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby, Nicolle Galyon

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FireFlame

This song is so relatable and those simple days were so much better. People weren’t caught up in comparing themselves to all the fake profiles on social media. People actually talked instead of texting. Kids were typically respectful because if they weren’t they’d get their ass whipped 😂 Man I miss the simplicity.

jamie howard

Exactly 💯

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Jim Miller

I’ve never been a country music fan but Miranda Lambert and Automatic have changed all that. This is among my all-time favorite songs now and ML is on my short list of favorite artists.

Deranathon Arkantos671

Gunpowder and Lead?

Shaun Loop

She really hit the high times! The 80’s and early 90’s was definitely best.
I would love to go to them old times.

Robert Herridge

The 1950's were really nice.

John Gleason

Another grand slam Miranda. Great song beautifully done.

Chambered LP

It's only when you truly appreciate the beauty in the simple things in life, can you really understand what a special song this really is. Thanks Miranda, will always be my favorite!

Teresa Davis

I agree. I love this song and I listen to it often.

Jessica Lindsay

Fantastic song. has A LOT of meaning that most, if not all, of the new generation will never understand.

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