ToC Critic’s Pick: Andy Grammer (Feat. Eli Young Band), ‘Honey, I’m Good” [Listen]
It’s very much the same song Grammer took to No. 1 on AC radio. “Honey, I’m Good” is about a man fighting off temptation (successfully, see below). The country version, with Mike Eli handling the second verse, is a little cleaner:
“Now better men than me have failed / Drinking from that unholy grail / Now check it out, I've got her and she got me / And you've got that smile, but I kindly gotta be like ...” Eli sings. Grammer’s original says “And you’ve got that a—.”
There’s a few acoustic strums where there weren’t any in the original, but the spirit of this song remains the same. It’s a modern (very modern) day “Cotton Eyed Joe," and a refreshing way to view the EYB.
“Nah, nah, honey I'm good / I could have another but I probably should not! / I’ve got somebody at home, and if I stay I might not leave alone / No, honey I'm good, I could have another but I probably shouldn't / I've gotta bid you adieu and to another I will stay true,” Grammer sings at the chorus.
It’s a shame this version of “Honey, I’m Good” wasn’t released four months ago, because it could have been the country party jam of the summer. There’s no reason it shouldn’t play well into fall, however. While the original already has 24 million views on YouTube, many country fans will be hearing it for the first time. Don't be surprised to see these guys performing it together in November at the CMA Awards. And don't be surprised to see plenty of awkward cowboy dancing. Even Lee Brice couldn't hold still on this song!
Key Lyrics: "Nah nah, honey I'm good / I could have another but I probably should not! / I’ve got somebody at home, and if I stay I might not leave alone."
Did You Know?: Grammer insists this song isn't about a guy who's cheating, it's about a guy who's faithful.
Listen to Andy Grammar (Feat. Eli Young Band), "Honey, I’m Good"
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