The first, titled “Stronger,” is an ode to the tough women that many of us men rely on to make it through this thing called life.
“She’s like a lighthouse standing in the path of a mad hurricane And her kind laughs at the lightning and dances around in the rain And when I’m at the end of my rope and I don’t know if I can hold on She’s stronger.”
And let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much tougher than former bull rider and rodeo star Cody Johnson, so if he can admit it, you can too.
The second, “God Bless The Boy (Cori’s Song),” is a tenderhearted ballad to his youngest daughter Cori, but perhaps, more importantly, a song for the “boy she decides to love.”
“God bless the boy that melts the way I do When she smiles at him the first time He’ll be done, oh, he’ll be through Give him patiеnce and kindness And a heart that’s full of hеr And the sense to know just what she’s worth ‘Cause ain’t nobody ever gonna be good enough So God bless the boy she decides to love.”
And as a guy who’s about to welcome a baby girl in a couple months, this one hits home for me.
October people… mark your calendars.
And for more on Cody, including the full story behind the album, check out his full episode of Whiskey Riff Raff.