Cole Swindell: Fans Make ‘Break Up in the End’ an Even More Powerful Song
A song can be important to someone, but when it connects with people other than those involved in its creation, that's when it becomes something bigger. Cole Swindell says fans' responses to his single "Break Up in the End" have elevated the song to a new level for him.
"Anytime you would go back and do things over and over again, even though you know how it ends, is a powerful, powerful message," Swindell explains to The Boot in the video clip above, "and it's even more powerful to hear the fans sing the song back every night, knowing they can relate to it just like I can."
Written by Jon Nite, Chase McGill and Jessie Jo Dillon, "Break Up in the End" tells the story of a failed relationship on which the song's narrator is reflecting. "Even though we break up in the end," Swindell sings, he'd still do everything the same way; the good times shared were worth the pain of the breakup.
"Even if I knew you'd be the one that got away / I'd still go back and get you / Even if I knew you'd be my best and worst mistake / Oh, I'd still make it with you," goes the chorus of "Break Up in the End." "Over and over, again and again / Even though we break up in the end."
Swindell says he's, naturally, been on both sides of a breakup. He also says that he's not one of those people who can't hear a breakup song when they're going through the real thing.
"I'm the one that turns it up," he admits. That music lets me know I'm not alone."
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