Justin Moore, ‘If You Don’t Like My Twang’ – Lyrics Uncovered
The title 'If You Don't Like My Twang' may sound like a southern redneck anthem, but Justin Moore says the song is about being proud of where you come from: north, south or wherever. The eighth song on his new album 'Outlaws Like Me' (in stores June 21) has Moore on the defensive.
"People think if you're from the south, you know, some people think we're stupid to be honest with you. They may be right [laughs] -- I don't know," Moore tells Taste of Country. The lyrics in the first first verse sing like 'I Could Kick Your A---' from Moore's self-titled debut. He says that was no accident.
"Don't you dare throw that beer can, stand in the back and cover your ears / Go sit in your car 'til the show is over if you don't like what you hear / Brother, maybe you're in the wrong place if you don't like rowdy crowds / We're about to get drunk and go country on ya, yeah it's about to get loud," he sings.
Rhett Akins and Jeremy Stover wrote the song with Moore. The singer says he drew from an experience working with a woman in a furniture stock room who told him he was too country. "I'm like, 'What in the hell is that?'" he says. The chorus is his response to that woman, and others: "No I don't care if you don't like my twang / 'Cause I know they love it in small town USA / It's the way I live / It's the way I talk / Hell yeah, it's the way I sing / So I don't care if you don't like my twang."
"It's all about being proud of who you are, no matter what that is," Moore says. "Being born with a southern drawl or being from New York City and being proud of that."
Taste of Country will be exploring the lyrics of each of the 13 tracks on Justin Moore's new album, leading up to the release date on June 21. Check back daily for the story behind a different song.