Three Year Old

Album: Mr. Misunderstood (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Eric Church debuted this song during his July 30, 2015 acoustic show at Nashville's new Ascend Amphitheater. The song is inspired by his son Boone McCoy and features lyrics inspired by funny, real-life stories arising from time spent with his 3-year-old boy. "He loves to go fishing. It's his favorite thing in the world, and it's the greatest joy in life to take him fishing," Church shared with his Music City audience. "But, first time we went - first time - I gave him one of those Zebco rods, I showed him how to throw it out there, I bait it up, got a little bobber on. He threw it out, he reeled it in, and as I was reaching down to grab it to re-throw it, he just stuck the whole damn rod in the water. And, as I went to get the rod, he threw the tackle box in there. And I'm 38 years old, and I did not know a fishing pole sank faster than a tackle box."

    "I also did not know that if you hide truck keys in a garbage can, it's a damn good place to hide 'em," Church added.

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