For anyone looking to brand Jason Aldean as part of a significant musical movement, good luck. There’s a lot about the singer that’s become familiar during his five years as a country hitmaker, after all, he has spent more weeks at #1 on the radio charts than any other country artist in the last 12 months. But none of what he does comes out quite like anyone else. The blues-tinged licks at the end of his phrases—there’s a ring of familiarity about them, but you can’t really link them to another artist. The smoky guitar riffs that have become a signature—they’re built on sounds that have come before, but they don’t really belong to anyone else in the country genre, either.
Now girl I know you used to the same old same But we ain't floatin' that boat, no we ain't ridin' that train Hop
Goodbye crack of dawn, Goodbye harvester, And goodbye hello baby, After a long hard day, Of plowing dirt, Goodbye way of life, Goodbye pass it down, Goodbye up all
I really hate to let this moment go Touching your skin and your hair falling slow When a goodbye kiss feels like this Don't you
I don't go to church enough, I curse out loud I drink too much, I'm more of a sinner than a saint, Gotta dusty bible
Roll into town step off the bus, Shake off the where you came from dust, Grab your guitar walk down the street, Sign says
We're back from the battle and looking for fun We're tired and we're sore and we're parched from the sun We need barmaids and
Rearview crosses Railroad ties Oh, Hail Marys Friday nights Heartbeat baby Low-beam lights God, I miss when you were mine Back when that song was a song I could sing
Not a whole lot going on, a small town Friday night Revving up at a red light, on your mark get set go Past
You got the gas I got the matches We gonna turn this town to ashes 'Cause they ain't never seen nothing like us Ain't heard loud
You slip your finger through the tear in my t-shirt You stirrin' up dirty in the back of my mind You keep on flirtin'