July 20, 2008
Montgomery Gentry slows things down with their new single, “Roll With Me.” Instead of trading lines, Troy Gentry sings lead while Eddie Montgomery provides particularly appealing harmony vocals to a rather pleasant sounding melody.
Regrettably, this is where the praise must end. The song is riddled with clichés and nonsensical lines that will likely force the listener to viscerally cringe to think that such lyrics have been passed off as a viable song.
“Roll With Me” is from the perspective of a man who has realized that he should more fully appreciate life, which is expressed with the overt cliché of “Wake up in the morning/Get to living my life/Making sure that I’m all that I can be…”
As a result of his new found peace, he presumably feels that it’s time for his significant other to settle down with him, which he conveys by singing, “…I’m Thinking it’s time to be livin’ the rhyme/When I’m singing a song about nothing but right/And it’d sure be nice if you would roll with me.”
Perhaps I don’t know how the kids are talking these days, but these lyrics just aren’t working for me.
Written by Clint Daniels & Tommy Karlas
Listen: Roll With Me
Buy: Roll With Me