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Lucy Hale, ‘You Sound Good to Me’ – Song Meaning

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Lucy Hale is best known for her role as Aria in ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ But with her debut single, ‘You Sound Good to Me,’ the raven-haired beauty is poised to make her mark as an artist. The song is a sweet, simple and twangy ode to enjoying the basic blessings in life.

This is the PopCrush breakdown of the lyric meaning of ‘You Sound Good to Me.’

“It’s like amen from the back of the choir / Sweet home of freedom underneath the tires / Kick back sittin’ by a cracklin’ fire / Strumming them guitar strings / And like an old song on the radio / That you grew up to and everybody knows / Rushin’ of the water when the river rolls / Winding wild and free.”

Essentially, Hale’s narrator compares a new relationship and/or love to things that she loves and finds comfort in. It’s her take on something old and something new. The open road, a cozy fire, a familiar song — all of those things feel good and sound good, and taker her to a happy place, just like the person of which she is now enamored.

“Tell me / All of your stories / And don’t you leave nothin’ out ’cause baby / I ain’t in a hurry / Every little thing you say / Got a real nice ring to it.”

Oh, the spark of new love. Hale’s lyrics here effectively capture that feeling when love is fresh and new, and you don’t want to miss a thing. She is totally tuned in to every syllable that her new love emits from his mouth.

“Baby, you sound good to me / Mm-m-mm like a melody.”

The song is fairly obvious in its lyrical content. As a singer, she has an affinity for melody, and her new love generates that same excitement and spark.

PopCrushers, what do you guys take away from Hale’s ‘You Sound Good to Me?’

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