"What was I Thinkin'?" as written by Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley and Deric James Ruttan....
Becky was a beauty from south Alabama
Her Daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer
Think he even did a little time in the slammer
What was I thinkin'
She snuck out one night
And met me by the front gate
Her Daddy came out wavin' that twelve gauge
We tore out the drive he peppered my tailgate
What was I thinkin'
Oh, I knew there'd be hell to pay
But that crossed my mind a little too late
'Cause I was

Thinkin 'bout a little white tank top
Sittin' right there in the middle by me
I was thinkin' bout a long kiss
Man just gotta get goin'
Where the night might lead
I know what I was feelin'
But what was I thinkin'
What was I thinkin'

By the county line
The cops were nippn' on our heels
Pulled off the road and kicked it in four-wheel
Shut off the lights and tore through a corn field
What was I thinkin'
Out the other side she was hollerin' faster
Took a dirt road had the radio blastin'
Hit the honky-tonk for a little close dancin'
What was I thinkin'
Oh I knew there'd be hell to pay
But that crossed my mind a little too late
'Cause I was

Thinkin 'bout a little white tank top
Sittin' right there in the middle by me
I was thinkin' bout a long kiss
Man just gotta get goin'
Where the night might lead
I know what I was feelin'
But what was I thinkin'

When a mountain of a man
With a "born to kill" tattoo
Tried to cut in I knocked out his front tooth
We ran outside hood-slidin' like Bo Duke
What was I thinkin'
I finally got her home at a half past too late
Her Daddy's in a lawn chair
Sittin' on the driveway
Put it in park as he started my way
What was I thinkin'
Oh what was I thinkin'
Oh what was I thinkin'
Then she gave a come-and-get-me grin
And like a bullet we were gone again
'Cause I was

Thinkin 'bout a little white tank top
Sittin' right there in the middle by me
I was thinkin' bout a long kiss
Man just gotta get goin'
Where the night might lead
I know what I was feelin'
Yeah I know what I was feelin
But what was I thinkin', what was I thinkin'

I know what I was feelin'
But what was I thinkin'
Guess I was thinking about that tank top
Those cutoffs, hahaha


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"What Was I Thinkin'" as written by Deric Ruttan Brett Beavers

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    General CommentThis is a story of a relationship between two people, that is not accepted amongst the girl's family.
    kaytotheleeon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow many songs have we heard with this sort of storyline before? Either he trying for bragging rights or legitamitely needs help with his problem. The idea for the song isn't original but the lyrics truly are. It is catchy and that is where I think it succeeds. By and large, this is nothing more than a "Ramblin Man"/"What A Way To Go"/"Wolverton Mountain" kind of country tune that we have heard a zillion times before. In other words, I guess this a genre that never die.
    OpinionHeadon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a story about a guy who has a girl whos father is very against it and throughout goes through everything for her no matter what the situation is. Very cool video and although the idea is over used it works and is a entertaining song.
    MGDon June 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentawesome song. nuff said
    WhiteWolfon April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love how ya'll stated the obvious w/ this song! it is a great tune...simple...but catchy as hell:) he signe my lil white tank top the other day....;)
    jimmysgirlon April 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like this song namely b/c it was one of the very first songs that got me into the country genre (or maybe more like a rock/country genre?) anyway yea its about a guy who goes with the moment and then only later thinks about his actions - in this case a date with his gf. Overused yes - but still great video and definitely original lyrics.
    Aeetoson September 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy friend has this cd and we were listening to this song.i think we were both thinking the same thing(which we do often)which was that he likes the girls that are hard to get bcuz of their daddies.i dont like country and this song is one of those things that i let slip.it is just so funny.the video is really good too!!
    Santas_Secret_Elfon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME song.. great to blast out of your car!
    sambeeon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only person who sees the weird inconsistency in the vehicles in this song? He's obviously in a pick-up (peppered my tailgate), that is a four-wheeler (kicked it in four-wheel). But he refers to "hood-slidin' like Bo Duke". On a PICK-UP? I don't think so! And then he "puts it in drive"? A redneck driving an automatic four-wheeler? I don't think so!
    msgelteron June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmsgelter...it's an automatic el camino with the 4 wheel drive kit
    WhtTrshBtflon December 13, 2007   Link

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