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What's His Name [Edited Lyrics]

February 27, 2021

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1

[VERSE 1]
I know you’re tired
Of hearing the same advice
But it works, ‘cause I’ve tried
A time or two to get over a guy

[VERSE 2]
Dear girl, you’ve cried
Enough tears to fill the Mississippi
I’ve done it, along with you
And I’ve pulled myself together too

[PRE-CHORUS 1]
So wash your face
Dry your eyes
Put him outta your mind

[CHORUS]
Pick yourself up
For a pick-me-up
Stop waiting for his pick-up truck
Let’s lose ourselves in laughter ‘til you forget
Ol’ what’s his name
We’ll call up all our friends
You can dance in the arms of a new somebody
And ask him
What’s his name

[POST-CHORUS 1]
Say, “Hey, cowboy, I’m still heartbroke
But if you wanna dance
Well, I’m not opposed 
Yeah, I suppose 
We can get to know one another
So, tell me, what’s your name?”

[VERSE 3]
What you need, right now
Is to relax and just let go
Remember how we used to be
Don’t you miss this wild and free

[PRE-CHORUS 2]
So fix your hair
And lose the self-pity
‘Cause you’re worth more than that, honey

[CHORUS]
Pick yourself up 
For a pick-me-up
Stop watching for his pick-up truck
We’re losing ourselves in laughter ‘til you forget
Ol’ what’s his name
We’re calling up all our friends
You’re dancing in the arms of a new somebody
So ask him
What’s his name

[POST-CHORUS 2]
He says, “Hey, little lady, I know you need time
But if you wanna talk
Well, I can bet 
That you won’t regret
If we get to know one another
So tell me, what’s your name?”

[INSTRUMENTAL]

[BRIDGE]
Oh, I realize
It feels just about impossible 
At the moment
To do anything beside lay there
But we both know
You won’t regret it
When you… 

[CHORUS]
Pick yourself up
For a pick-me-up
You stopped looking for his pick-up truck
We lost ourselves in laughter ‘til you forgot
Ol’ what’s his name
We called up all our friends
You danced in the arms of a new somebody
You asked him
What’s his name

[POST-CHORUS 3]
Said, “Hey, cowboy, I ain’t too heartbroke
So if you wanna see me
Well, I’m not opposed
Yeah, I suppose
We can get to know one another
So tell me, what’s your name?”
2.27.21: Heavily revised and added to. Much thanks to BriRiley for her peer review! It helped reshape this song a lot.

Original Footnotes: I didn't mean to write a country song. Because this is definitely and fully country, not just in the lyrics, but how I want it to sound. But I was listening to The Greatest Hits Collection by Brooks & Dunn, and a line about "what's his name" caught my attention. And I love songs where a line has double meaning, like Carly Pearce's "Next Girl" and Maddie & Tae's "One Heart to Another." And this was born. 
It's kind of based on "Bathroom Floor" by Maddie & Tae.
I don't necessarily endorse anything in this song.

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2 Comments
  • Anne Blackwood

    Like please I NEED an audio recording of this so I can play it on repeat! Even better if it's on YouTube so I can put it in my country playlist. This song is iconic.


    2 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    WHAT THE HECK. This is phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    2 months ago