Comeback Kid

Album: Wild Ones (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Penned by Kip Moore with Erik Dylan, Ross Copperman and Jeff Hyde, this song focuses on blue-collar America. "I grew up watching my dad work tirelessly with six kids, six mouths to feed," Moore explained to Radio.com. "I think that everybody, somewhere deep down, even if they've given up on it, they all have a dream. They all have these things in their heart and in their mind that they'd like to achieve, and you want that person in your life to believe in and keep pushing to go forward. And that's what the song is all about."
  • The song was added late to Wild Ones, but Moore felt it was an important addition to the album. "I watched my dad just work so hard, man, for so little and really scrape to get us by," the singer explained to Billboard magazine. "We had six kids and I really got to see the struggle. I wrote a song ('Comeback Kid') really speaking to those people doing the daily grind, getting by, with big families - the construction workers, the factory workers, those kind of people. I wrote that for them, straight to the heart. I had to bump one (song) I felt was more personal for that one, but it had to go on there."

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