Give Me Back My Hometown Lyrics by Eric Church

Eric Church Lyrics

Give Me Back My Hometown Lyrics
Damn, I used to love this view
Sit here and drink a few
Main street and the high school lit up on Friday night
Down there it's another touchdown
Man, this year's team is stout
I can hear them goin' crazy
And up here so am I
Thinkin' about you sittin' there sayin' I hate this, I hate it
If you couldn't stand livin' here why'd you take it, take it

Give me back my hometown
'Cause this is my hometown

All the colors of my youth
The red, the green, the hope, the truth
Are beatin' me black and blue cause you're in every scene
My friends try to cheer me up get together at the Pizza Hut
I didn't have the heart to tell them that was our place
These sleepy streetlights on every sidewalk side street
Shed a light on everything that used to be

Give me back my hometown
'Cause this is my hometown
Yeah, yeah, ooohh, yeah, yeah

You can have my grandma's locket
The knife out of my grandpa's pocket
Yeah my state champion jacket
I don't care you can have it
Every made memory
Every picture, every broken dream
Yeah everything, everything, everything

Give me back my hometown
'Cause this is my hometown
Yeah, yeah, ooohh, yeah, yeah
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Give Me Back My Hometown Info:

Give Me Back My Hometown is a song co-written and recorded by Eric Church. It is the second single from his 2014 studio album The Outsiders. This wistful, nostalgic ballad finds Church revisiting his hometown as he tries to get over his ex.

Luke Laird told Roughstock that he and Church wrote the song in March 2013.
"He went up to his cabin in North Carolina, which he did before the last record, too," explained the songwriter. "He stays out there for probably a month or two and just writes songs. He has different writers come out there and write with him. I went up there and we wrote five songs in two or three days. That was one of them. He had that idea, and he already knew that he wanted to write a song called 'Give Me Back My Hometown.' I just thought it was a great idea, so we went from there."

From the Album:
The Outsiders (2014)

January 10, 2014

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Eric Church
Luke Laird

Jay Joyce

Music video:
"Give Me Back My Hometown" on YouTube

Peter Zavadil directed the music video, which according to The Boot, "features Church singing as an ominous story plays out, including a priest (Steven Michael Quezada) presiding over a roadside funeral in a rundown part of town."

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