This summery lifestyle jam with a laid-back groove finds Jake Owen singing of a slow and relaxing time by the sea. He sings:
"And it's sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, so tight. Rollin' white sand, cold can, koozie in my hand just a summer time strollin.' Chillin' breezin' sippin' singin' oh-oh-oh. Beachin'."
Owen told Rolling Stone this Jaren Johnston, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins penned tune, "sounds like if 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' had a sister song, this would be it."
The song's music video continues the love story that started at the end of the clip for "Days Of Gold." The visual is the second of three installments of the ongoing tale.
Jaren Johnston told Roughstock about the day he wrote the song with Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite. "I came in there, and at the time, [Kenny] Chesney was picking songs for the Island record (Life On A Rock) that he did a while back with 'Pirate Flag' and all that stuff on it," the songwriter recalled. "Originally when we got through it, I was like, 'Man, this would be great for Chesney.' So I called him and told him I was going to send him a song. He got it and listened to it, and told me it was cool, but he was kind of done with the album."
"I kind of went back in, and we changed it up a bit because I knew that Jake was cutting (Days Of Gold), because I already had a couple of songs cut with him for that record," Johnston added. "I wanted to make the verses more Shawn Mullins-like. We got through that first chorus, and we all thought it would be perfect for Jake. It was totally his world ... he's super on the water all the time, always on the beach or on a boat or whatever. I sent it to him the next morning, and he hit me back immediately saying he wanted to play it for his producers, and here we are!"
The song was Owen's third #1 on the Country chart. The Nashville star first reached the summit with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" in September 2011, before reigning with "Alone With You," in April 2012.
This was Owen's second summer hit following his success with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" in 2011. "We put it out hoping it would do well, but you never really know when you put a song out," Owen told Billboard magazine. "The timing was perfect, and it went #1 July 4 weekend," he said. "I guess I'm the summertime anthem guy now."
Many fans have wondered whether this song contains a drug reference. Turns out they misheard the "white sand, cold can" lyric as "white sand cocaine."