"How Bout You?" as written by Brett Beavers, Eric Church and Brandon Church....
Yeah, I know where I come from
How 'bout you?
I don't need baggy clothes
Or rings in my nose to be cool
Yeah, the scars on my knuckles match these scuffs on these cowboy boots
There's a whole lot more like me
How 'bout you?
Yeah, I punch the clock trying' to make it to the top, how 'bout you?
I ain't got no blue-blood trust fund I can dip in to
Yeah, I wish Uncle Sam would give a damn about the man who's collar's blue
But if he don't, hell, I'll make it on my own
How 'bout you?

An' how 'bout you?
Do you feel the way I do?
To tell the truth
I think we're the chosen few
That's just me
How 'bout you?

I still say "yes, ma'am" to my mama
How 'bout you?
If I shake your hand, look you in the eye you can bet your ass, it's gonna be the truth
I cover my heart with my hat when they fly my red, white and blue
Just like my Daddy taught me
How 'bout you?

An' how 'bout you, do you feel the way I do?
To tell the truth
I think we're the chosen few
But that's just me
Yeah, how 'bout you?

Yeah, I like my country rocking', how 'bout you?
Yeah, I like my country rocking', how 'bout you?
I like my country rocking', give it to 'em boys!

Give me a crowd that's redneck an' loud, we'll raise the roof
And we're probably gonna stay all night long
How 'bout you, do you feel the way I do?
To tell the truth
I think we're the chosen few
An' how 'bout you?
Do you feel the way I do?
'Cause man, I know where I come from:
How 'bout you?


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"How 'Bout You" as written by Eric Church Brett Beavers

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    General CommentSomething tells me that this guy is a homophobe.
    Kakion October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just about all the people who feel the same coming together and appreciating what they have =]
    goldengramm15on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSong's basically a semi-patriotic reminder about the roots and qualities of a 'country boy' who's hard-working, respectful and always keeps his word. It's also a kind of protest (if you can call it that), or a mockery towards music and folks nowadays.

    Look at the lines, "I don't need baggy clothes or rings in my nose to be cool". I think it's referring modern gangsters, dealers and back-alley thugs nowadays. Yes, it is a stereo-typed description, but what else can you use to describe them in a familiar way? He sings about this again in the song, "Homeboy".

    Maybe it could also represent modern hip-hop, rap or any such kind of music nowadays that just 'look' cool instead of sounding good. He says that he likes his country rockin', maybe it's a take on how country music nowadays is straying from its roots.

    But well, you can tell what the song is at its heart - how people are losing their values in life.
    chris127on April 01, 2012   Link

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