Come Back As A Country Boy

Album: Body Language (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • Born and raised in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, Blake Shelton takes pride in his country heritage. Here, he extolls the virtues of hard work.

    I'm up before the sun, either hauling hay or hunting
    My work ain't ever done, but son, I wouldn't trade it for nothing


    And sings the praises of the rural lifestyle.

    If y'all ain't in my drawl and a fish ain't on my wall
    And the whiskey don't burn going down


    On the chorus, Shelton declares that if he died and got the chance to be reincarnated, he probably wouldn't do it if he couldn't be country.

    So when I die I wanna come back as a country boy
    No, there ain't no better life if you ask me
  • This is one of four new songs Shelton recorded for the deluxe edition of Body Language. He released it as a radio single on October 1, 2021.
  • Hardy, Josh Thompson and Jordan Schmidt wrote "Come Back as a Country Boy." Though Shelton didn't contribute to the hardworking-country-folks anthem, it's right in his ballpark. Other songs the Oklahoma native has recorded where he champions his rural heritage include "Hillbilly Bone," and "God's Country." Hardy and Schmidt also wrote the latter song, along with Devin Dawson.

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