Justin Moore, ‘Sunshine Babies’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Justin Moore says he remembers the first time songwriter Jeremy Stover brought the title 'Sunshine Babies' to him. He hated it. "He's like, 'Trust me, I think it's really good.' So I was like, 'All right, we can try it but I don't see me ever cutting a song called 'Sunshine Babies.'"
Rhett Akins came up with the groove, which Moore tells Taste of Country is unlike anything he's ever recorded. "It's one of the funnest songs I've ever cut," he proudly admits.
"Down in Alabama, they wear them little cut-off / In Georgia it's camo bikini tops / South Carolina laying on the Myrtle Beach / Panama City drinkin' shots for free / That time I went out to California / Had to dodge 'em on the PCH," Moore sings during the first verse. The lyrics of the chorus continue the story of how girls across America celebrate summer.
"Them sunshine babies / All across the land workin' on a tan / Driving country boys crazy / All oiled down with a beer in their hand / Easy to spot / Way too hot / I'm diggin' on what they got / Them sunshine babies."
Moore says he used his own summer experiences to craft the lyrics of the song. "When I was back home in high school and stuff, the summer ... all we ever did was go to the lake," he says. "So that's kind of what was in the back of mind." After wisely removing 'Sunshine Babies' from his set list for the winter, the song is once again included on his tour stops this summer.
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.
Watch a Fan Video of Justin Moore Singing 'Sunshine Babies' Live