Automatic - Miranda Lambert



The Experience: You can have it all with a snap of your fingers. Everything is only a download or the press of a button away. So why aren't you any happier?


Music Video: Miranda looks through an old chest in her attic, remembering better times. Other shots show her driving her old Chevy out into the fields where she takes a picture with an old beat up Polaroid - trying to see the present with the eyes of the past. But in the end, it all goes back into the chest. You can't go back to the past... but you can learn to live your present better.

Meaning of Automatic: Easier isn't always better. Because you valued everything a lot more when you had to sweat to get it. When everything is handed to you it's all only worth as much as the time you put in. Maybe when you're used to getting everything right now, you forget that the important things in life take time. You can't rush love. You can't rush happiness. You can only work at it. That takes time, but waitin' your turn gives you more than automatic every will.

Ask Yourself: Are you working towards a happy life? Or do you think someone is just going to hand it to you?

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 buy a Easter dress 
We take a long Rand McNally, 
stand in the line to pay for gas
God knows that shiftin' gears, 
ain't what it used to be
I learned to drive that 55, 
just like a Queen, three on the tree

Hey what ever happened to, waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's all only worth as much as the time you 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
Saying married was only the way to work your problems out

Hey what ever happened to, waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's all only worth as much as the time you put in
It all just seems so good the way we had it
Back before everything became, automatic
Automatic

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

Hey what ever happened to, waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's all only worth as much as the time you put in
It all just seems so good the way we had it
Back before everything became, automatic
Automatic

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