Even though it has pretty upbeat, rocking production, the lyrics themselves have such a nostalgic feel. If you grew up in a similar small town, I think you’ll appreciate the sentiment:
“Never think you’ll miss the slow down of it Learnin’ lessons from the hard times of it Until you get a few miles between the grown-up you And all the used-to-be’s
Yeah, we were backroad barbed wire fence roadrunners Dancin’ to the beat of that small town drummer Singin’ through the radio static We didn’t know how good we had it We were Texaco parkin’ lot street light dreamin’ bout 18 headin’ where the grass gets greener The place you fall out and back in love with That’s the kinda place I grew up in”
Check out her live performance here:
And, I always have to include the acoustic, raw version if it exists because those are my favorite.
Her voice is so strong and raspy, and you can really appreciate how personal and meaningful the song is in this type of format: