The phrase "to be in the same boat" means to be in the same unfortunate or difficult circumstances as others. This song, which Zac Brown wrote in his time off during the COVID lockdown, finds him offering a message of unity and hope.
We're all in the same boat Fishin' in the same hole Wonderin' where the same time goes, and money too Tryin' to fix the same broke hearts
Speaking to Audacy's Katie Neal, Zac Brown said the song is a reminder that people went through the same trials and tribulations during the coronavirus pandemic. Once things get back to normal, people need to remember to be remember we are all human beings and be kind and tolerant to others, "even if their beliefs are different than ours."
Zac Brown Band recorded this call for unity at the Southern Ground Nashville recording studio once they could meet up together in person following the lockdown. Released on June 11, 2021, it is an early taste of new music from the group's seventh studio album.
The song has similar good-time vibes to the band's breakthrough single, "Chicken Fried," incorporating hand claps, cheerful whistling and lively violin.
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