Same Old You
Miranda Lambert Lyrics


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So here you are
In your borrowed car
Kicking rocks around
Looking at your shoes
It's the same old you

Tell me where you been
And where you're going to


Where were you last night
Boy listen up when I'm talking to you
It's the same old you

Another lonely night
With that same old whiskey morning

It's the same old you
When you get to drinking
The same old you
When you're on the town
The same old you
In church on Sunday
Getting high when the sun goes down

Well this time I done some thinking
And I think I'm done with you
Cause until I get to leaving
It's just the same old me too

Well your mama's gonna cry her eyes
There ain't gonna be no wedding day
What's she gonna say?
When I tell her how I had no choice
The same old you couldn't even raise your voice
And ask me to stay
I wouldn't anyway

So you can keep your ring
And I'll keep my daddy's name

It's the same old you
When you get to drinking
The same old you
When you're on the town
The same old you
In church on Sunday
Getting high when the sun goes down

This time I done some thinking
And I think I'm done with you
Cause until I get to leaving
It's just the same old me too

Cause until I get to leaving
It's just the same old me too

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Miranda Lambert's "Same Old You" describe a woman who is fed up with her partner's repetitive behavior. She tells him that he is the "same old you" whether he is getting drunk with his friends, going to church on Sunday, or trying to make amends. She asks him where he has been and where he is going, but doesn't receive any satisfactory answers. The chorus repeats, reminding him that he is still just the same person, no matter what he does.


As the song goes on, it becomes clear that the woman has decided to leave her partner. She tells him that he can keep his wedding ring, and she will keep her father's name. She explains that his mother will be upset, but ultimately she knows that she cannot stay with someone who is unwilling to change. The last line of the song, "until I get to leaving, it's just the same old me too," suggests that the woman is also tired of her own patterns and wants to break free from them.


The lyrics are powerful in their simplicity, conveying a sense of frustration and disappointment in a relationship that has run its course. The repetition of the phrase "same old you" emphasizes the woman's exasperation with her partner's behavior, while the final line suggests that she is ready for a fresh start.


Line by Line Meaning

So here you are
I see you standing right in front of me


In your borrowed car
You don't even own the car you're driving


Kicking rocks around
You don't have anything better to do


Looking at your shoes
You can't even look me in the eye


It's the same old you
You haven't changed a bit


Tell me where you been
Give me an explanation for your absence


And where you're going to
Tell me your plans for the future


Where were you last night
I know you were up to something


Boy listen up when I'm talking to you
Pay attention to what I'm saying


Another lonely night
I'm sick of being alone when you're out doing your own thing


With that same old whiskey morning
You drink too much and it's affecting our relationship


Well this time I done some thinking
I've come to a realization about our relationship


And I think I'm done with you
I'm ready to move on


Well your mama's gonna cry her eyes
Your family is going to be upset about the breakup


There ain't gonna be no wedding day
Our relationship was never going to last


What's she gonna say?
She will want to know what happened between us


When I tell her how I had no choice
I tried to make it work but you didn't want to change


The same old you couldn't even raise your voice
You never spoke up for what you wanted in our relationship


And ask me to stay
You didn't even try to keep me around


I wouldn't anyway
I'm done pretending things will get better


So you can keep your ring
I don't want anything from you


And I'll keep my daddy's name
I'm not changing who I am for you


Cause until I get to leaving
I'm not ready to go just yet


It's just the same old me too
I'm not perfect either, but I deserve better than this




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BRANDI M. CARLILE

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