Eric Church is known for having some of the most diverse songs. He writes challenging lyrics and creative music. He says what he means and he sings with complete honesty.
Call him an outlaw, call him hard-headed, or whatever — it’s hard to fit this guy into a box. He does rough, “outsider” songs, but he also writes ballads, anthems, and party songs.
Rather than going on and on, I’ll just show you what I’m talking about.
Here are my favorite Eric Church lyrics/songs…
“Record Year” (2016)
Certified Gold, this song came from the minds of Church and Jeff Hyde. It’s a heartbreaking tune about a lost love and how music (and alcohol) help with coping.
“I bet you thought before you left
I’d just sit in silence by myself
Turn this house into a jail
Dyin’ slow in a livin’ hell
But love’s got a funny way of keepin’ score
And your leavin’ lit up my scoreboard
I usually make it through side A sober
All bets are off when I flip her over
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
I’m havin’ a record year”
“Give Me Back My Hometown” (2013)
“All the colors of my youth / The red, the green, the hope, the truth / Are beatin’ me black and blue ’cause you’re in every scene.” The song topped Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart.”
“Drink in My Hand” (2011)
I got a forty hour week worth of trouble to drown
No need to complicate it, I’m a simple man,
All you got to do is put a drink in my hand.”