"Me & Charlie Talking" is a nostalgic track that looks back on Lambert's first love, and how simple her life was then. The song begins with crickets chirping, and has an instrument that imitates the cricket sound throughout the whole song. It is an acoustic based track, and has the vocals the main focus, and therefore the story. The hook of the song is a metaphor about how she used to treat love, and then using the rest of the song to compare it to how she treats love now. Lambert sings,
Catch it in a mason jar with holes in the top and run like hell to show it off
Oh, promises were made when we'd go walkin', that's just me and Charlie talking."
It is interesting to listen to this song, because as Lambert's earliest song, it's easy to see how her music and voice has evolved over the years. This track is pop influenced, and Lambert's vocals don't have the strong southern accent they do these days. Lambert has seemed to grow more country as her career went on, not the other way around. This track is a cute track and was a good choice to kick off Lambert's career, but is nowhere as good to the music she makes these days.
Overall Rating: 3 1/2 crowns