Staring At The Sun

Album: Night Train (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This Tony Martin, Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley penned ballad features the lyric, "She gets under your skin like a tattoo." "When you have a killer melody and a killer lyric to go along with it, that just makes all the difference," Aldean told Billboard magazine. "'She gets under your skin like a tattoo,' what a great line, the first time I heard it I was hooked."
  • Despite his enthusiasm for the tune, Aldean originally didn't record it for Night Train. "We didn't cut it the first time [in the studio], and I was kicking myself, because I thought it was better than some of the things we had cut," he admitted to Billboard. "So when we decided to go back in and cut four songs, I went in to the label and Michael [Knox, producer], and said, 'alright, I talked myself out of cutting this the first time around, and I'm kicking myself for it, so we're cutting it.' And it turned out to be a monster, so at this point it's probably my favorite song on the album."

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