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While their award-winning duet may sound like an upbeat story of love, the lyrics possess a heartbreaking tale of love lost.
The video for “We Were Us” features Urban and Lambert performing in a dive bar, quickly drawing a sizable crowd as the song progresses. The friends kicked off their duet on separate microphones before coming together at the chorus for a set of flirty harmonies, illuminating the difficult truth that even while you may love someone, the relationship can still fall apart.
Eyes locked, they sing, “When a road was a road/ I could roll on through without wishin’ that empty seat was you.” “Money was gas, dreams were dust/ Love was fast and we were us.”
“We Were Us” tells the story of two former lovers reminiscing about their lost love, desperately wishing they could go back to the time in their lives. In addition to charting at No.1, the song went on to win them a CMA Award for “Musical Event of the Year.”
You can watch the music video for “We Were Us” below!