Boyfriend

Songfacts®:

  • Best known for his tunes with redneck twists, this romantic ode finds Hardy showing his loving side. Hardy said it comes from a personal experience inspired by his girlfriend Caleigh Ryan, and is "the first vulnerable love song" that he's put out.
  • It initially appears that Hardy is ready to ditch his girlfriend.

    I don't wanna be your boyfriend anymore
    I'm tired of talking 'bout babies and diamond rings
    And I'm so sick of driving clear across town
    Every night from my place to yours, girl


    But by the chorus it's clear that rather than looking to break up, Hardy is hoping to take their relationship to the next level.

    I wanna call up your dad
    Spend all of my coffee can cash
    And ask you, "What's it gon' be?", puttin' one knee on the floor
    'Cause I don't wanna be your boyfriend anymore


    Hardy wants to upgrade his status from "boyfriend" to "husband."
  • Hardy wrote the song with Zach Abend (Meghan Patrick's "Still Loving You," Chris Lane's "Drunk People") and Andy Albert (Blake Shelton's "She's Got a Way With Words," Dustin Lynch's "Good Girl").
  • After moving to Nashville to pursue songwriting, Hardy became a writing partner of Florida Georgia Line. He enlisted Joey Moi, who produced the country duo's first four albums, to helm this track.

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