Kip Moore’s new song “The Bull” is an ode to all the joys and sorrows that life brings.
It paints a picture of a person who has a dream they want to see accomplished and while we have to walk our own journey in life, there are people along the way, often times the hard way, teach us lessons and give us a gift that ultimately influences the person we become. Family, friend, ex’s, and each of our challenges are life’s “Bulls”.
“Thank you Uncle D for teaching me “La Bamba” on guitar // Thank you girl from Broke Bow, Who shot an arrow through my heart // Thank you mama for the roll And thank you daddy for the rock // Most of all, most of all // Thanks to the bulls that bucked me off.”
Most importantly, “The Bull” also takes a verse to thank the bulls in life. That moment that you make your dream come true, whether it be an 8 second ride, or an 8 year dream, life’s bulls are rank rough stock to ride out. The hardest part about this metaphorical bull ride called life is that you’re going to come out of it with a few scrapes, but if you are tough enough to endure, then you can look back with a smile and a laughing middle finger to the bull that dragged you through the dirt. The most challenging part of life is not only surviving those rides, but the lesson they teach you about life and yourself and ultimately coming to a place of thanks. Each of life’s problems, although difficult at the time, led you to exactly where you are supposed to be right now.
“Every knockdown in the dirt // Every no, I ever heard // It’ll sure feel good to laugh when I look back and flip the bull the bird .”