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Riff: Jake Owen – “The One That Got Away”

Dec 26, 2012

I should’ve never let her go/I should’ve begged her to stay

from The One That Got Away lyrics by Jake Owen

Country music loves its clichés, but this takes the cake. The title/main lyric is literally registered in several books of clichés and was the title of a Katy Perry song released two years prior. Even country lovers think “it’s been done” plenty of times (and done better). Give it a rest, Jake.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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