Brad Paisley, ‘Beat This Summer’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Brad Paisley's 'Beat This Summer' lyrics were written by the singer with help from talented scribes Luke Laird and Chris DuBois. Unfortunately for the co-songwriters, Paisley knows how to burn the midnight oil -- and they were up way past their bedtime.
"That song we literally wrote at one o'clock in the morning," Laird tells Roughstock. "For me, I've already been asleep for a few hours by then! Brad and many artists are on different schedules. They play shows and then they stay up late."
Unfortunately for Laird, there was no way he could just sneak into his bedroom and take a short nap, since the three songwriters were working from Paisley's house for the night when they wrote the 'Beat This Summer' lyrics.
"He's got his guest house set up as a studio. He cut his whole album out there," Laird continues. "So we went upstairs to the studio, and I had this track started. He and Chris had that title. One of them had that, and he was like this music is perfect for that. After banging our heads for a few hours, we got on that song, and he really took to it."
Laird, DuBois and Paisley created the perfect anthem about summer flings. By the time fall temperatures roll in after a season of love, every couple knows that they can never beat the excitement of a summer together.
"As long I live, whatever I do / As great as it is, you know what's a bummer / I ain't ever gonna beat this summer with you / baby it's true / The taste of your kiss is so bittersweet / There ain't no way I'm gonna beat this summer with you," they wrote in the 'Beat This Summer' chorus.
"I thought it was cool because I've never really heard him do a song musically like this, but it sounds very authentic to him," Laird adds. "The song lets me think of different relationships you have ... like summertime things that you have growing up or a summer fling type deal. The song really captures that. It's got great lyrics with a Brad Paisley vibe. I feel so fortunate that I got to write that with those guys."
While creating the 'Beat This Summer' lyrics and melody was Laird's first time working with Paisley, DuBois has teamed up with the award-winning country crooner several times. The talented songwriter has helped pen Paisley hits like 'Mud on the Tires,' 'Then,' 'Anything Like Me' and 'Old Alabama.'
'Beat This Summer' is the second single from Paisley's ninth studio album, 'Wheelhouse.'