It’s only been a few months since Luke Combs released his killer third album, Growing Up. But he’s already dropping new unreleased tunes on social media.
Luke hit us with a brand new acoustic song tonight called “Tattoo On a Sunburn.” And this one is a nostalgic look back at a lost summer love, with memories brought up by the permanent reminder on your arm that you drunkenly got during that summer fling:
“We spent the whole week out on that pier She said, Boy, I think I love you I said I love you too We ended up drunk at some old ink shops She said, Get my name I said, Hell why not She didn’t have to work too hard to talk me into A tattoo on a sunburn”
But of course what seemed like a good idea at the time ends up being only a painful, fading reminder of what he had that summer:
“And every time that summer breeze blows in I find myself laying right there in A kicked back jet black leather seat The hum and the buzz and the sting of that needle fade away But I guess some people never do Losing you’s the only thing worse than A tattoo on a sunburn”
It’s a tried and true theme along the lines of other summer love songs like Kenny Chesney’s “Anything But Mine,” Jason Aldean’s “A Little More Summertime,” and “Sand In My Boots” from Morgan Wallen, but this one stings a little more – literally and figuratively – thanks to the tattoo that’s always going to be there as a reminder of that lost love.
I mean, we can go ahead and pencil this one in as a future hit, right?