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

Dec 19, 2012

We wrote our names in the sand/Under the star-soaked sky/But it washed away like she did/With the rising tide

from The One That Got Away lyrics by Jake Owen

A distant runner-up to Katy Perry’s same-titled ode to lost love, country pinup Owen looks back at the three short months of a teenage summer romance in the only clichéd way he knows how. If the relationship was as predictable as this chugging mid-tempo, it’s understandable why it didn’t last.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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