Walker Hayes – Craig

USCM presenteert Craig als de nieuwe single van Walker Hayes. Dit is, na You Broke Up With Me, de tweede single van het album Boom.

Songtekst:

I met Craig at a church called Redeeming Grace
Like he understood my “I don’t want to be here” face
I felt out of place and I smelled like beer
But he just shook my hand, said “I’m glad you’re here”
He said “we’ll all be judged”
But he was never judgemental
And even though my songs don’t belong in no hymnal
He’d quote me my lyrics, slap me on the back
Said “Man you’ve got a gift! How you write like that?”

I know, he sounds cool right?
Not your typical kid from Sunday School, right?
I still ain’t figured out church yet
But Craig, I get
Nah he can’t walk on water, turn the Napa Valley red
But he just might be tight with a man that did
Yeah he’s not the light of the world
But I wish that mine was bright as his
Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is

You lose a record deal, all the perks fade fast
Dealership said, “We’re going to need to get that mini-van back”
So we were down on one car
And broke as I felt
My wife and six kids with only five seat belts
I needed help but couldn’t admit, I was strong
Said, “Craig, it’s all good”
But he knew it all wasn’t
A “Hey man I’m praying for you” would’ve been sufficient but nah
He took roadside assistance to a
Whole other level, to sacrificial heights
Showed up at the ballpark after my son’s game one night
In two cars, with his wife Barb watching from the other
Said “What in the world are y’all doing here, brother?”
He just laughed inside that old Chrysler Town and Country van
With the keys, and a title, and a pen in his hand
Said “Man, all you got to do is sign and it’s yours”
I said “No, no way”
But he wouldn’t take “No” for an answer
Said “Please do
Somebody did this for me once, just let me do this for you”
We argued about it for a little while
Then I teared up, and Craig smiled

I know, he sounds cool right?
Not your typical kid from Sunday School, right?
Nah he can’t walk on water, turn the Napa Valley red
But he just might be tight with a man that did
Yeah he’s not the light of the world
But I wish that mine was bright as his
Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is
Nah he’s not the light of the world
But I wish that mine was bright as his
Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is

My pride was way too ashamed to be adequately grateful at the moment
But I signed the dotted line, and I drove the kids home
And when the cop pulled up beside us
At the light, they didn’t have to duck
Because thanks to Craig
They were all buckled up

Over Sophomore

Mijn nickname is Sophomore en I'm in my early forties (fifties inmiddels) zoals dat zo mooi heet. Ik kwam in aanraking met country muziek tijdens een vakantie naar de US of A. Ik luisterde veel naar een countrystation op de radio en weer thuisgekomen bleek dit radiostation ook via internet te beluisteren te zijn. Daar luisterde (en luister) ik veel naar en heb ik ook vrijwel alle artiesten en bands die je op deze website vindt, leren kennen. Waarom Sophomore vraag je je misschien af. De verklaring is dat ik wel wat verstand heb van country maar nog een heleboel kan en wil leren. Ik ben dus geen freshman meer maar heb nog wel een groot deel van mijn "studie" voor de boeg. Vandaar Sophomore, spreek uit als [sofmoor].
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