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Target Practice: Thomas Rhett “Crash And Burn”

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Welcome to Target Practice where bad popular songs of the past and present get shot. Thanks to this blog, I have grown to appreciate country music more than before. It’s still not the music I would constantly listen to, but I enjoy records from talented people like Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, and even Jake Owen. Still, the stench of bro-country lingers over the genre and continues making it look bad with turd after turd. Today’s Target Practice comes courtesy of Thomas Rhett. This is the appropriately-titled Crash And Burn.


So I guess it’s over baby
Déjà vu again
Who’d have thought that time don’t stop
And somehow girl, the world keeps spinning
I guess I’ve turned myself into a solitary man
Ain’t like I’m the only one
That’s in the shoes that I am

So this is a break-up song and Thomas Rhett is contemplating on it. Apparently, he’s had experience with this kind of thing. He was either the dumper or the dumpee. However the brush strokes, worst boyfriend ever.

Do you hear that
I’m right back
At the sound of lonely calling
Do you hear that
It’s where I’m at
It’s the sound of teardrops falling down, down
A slamming door and a lesson learned
I let another lover crash and burn

Look back at what I said. It seems we have ourselves a heartbreaker by the look of things. He dumped her and she’s sad because of it. Geez, I wonder why. Also, too late for fake tears, buddy.

I know that it might sound jaded
And I have to say
I think love is overrated
But I don’t like throwing it away

And this is why you can’t stay in a relationship for long, because of this mentality you have. Make up your damn mind.

I know you could probably tell me
Right where I went wrong
Some guys can’t have all the luck
If others don’t sing sad songs

Wait. Some guys can’t get lucky if others don’t sing sad songs? How does that makes sense? Wouldn’t sad songs make you NOT want to pursue a relationship?

man: I can’t believe we’re no longer together. I thought she was the one. Oh, well. I’ll listen to some music to get my mind off of her.

*turns on radio*

*Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton plays*

*changes station*

*Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye plays*

*changes station*

*How Do I Live by Leann Rimes plays*

*changes station*

*Grenade by Bruno Mars plays*

*changes station*

*Have You Ever? by Brandy plays*

*changes station*

*Love Hurts by Nazareth plays*

*man screams while he unplugs the radio and throws it out of the window*

This song is a train wreck of get-the-fuck-outta-here. It’s lazily-performed, badly-written, and it plagiarized Chain Gang by Sam Cooke. The production goes for a doo-wop/blues sound and fails miserably. Thomas Rhett himself doesn’t look good here. If we’re going by the lyrics, then he’s either a poor boyfriend who deserves to be dumped or he’s an insincere dick who thinks with the brain between his legs. And he hasn’t learned a damn thing since he’s done this before and he’ll likely do it again. Hell, he doesn’t even sound affected by it. A break-up is usually an emotional moment for someone and he takes it like a lifeless robot. I don’t sympathize him at all. I know this was short, but there was not much else to talk about in this song. Mark Grondin pretty much sums up why the song is shit. Next Target Practice, we head to Chicago.



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One thought on “Target Practice: Thomas Rhett “Crash And Burn”

  1. As a jaded person, why would you have that attitude when you are in a relationship? Even if someone broke up with you, why would you act like it’s all overrated? It sounds like this series of events had no effect on him. No wonder he won’t grow from the experience.


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