Lee Brice, ‘Woman Like You’ – Lyrics Uncovered
There was no formula to the lyrics behind Lee Brice‘s latest single, ‘Woman Like You,’ but according to Phil Barton — one of the song’s co-writers — the collaboration was nothing short of being “magical.” Barton co-wrote the tune along with Brice’s good friend Jon Stone and Johnny Bulford.
“Johnny was was running really late that morning,” Barton recalls to Taste of Country. “His alarm didn’t go off. So me and Jon sat there for an hour, and jammed on the music of the song. When Johnny arrived, we started talking, and somehow the song idea came about. Jon just mumbled the words when we were singing the melody.”
“Last night, outta the blue / Driftin’ off to the evening news / She said, ‘Honey, what would you do / If you’d never met me’ / I just laughed, said ‘I don’t know / But I could take a couple guesses though’ / And then tried to dig real deep / Said, ‘Darling honestly …” they wrote in the opening lyrics to their song.
“All of us were dancing around writing this song,” says Barton. “Some parts of the song were fun to write, like the line about yoga. When we play that song out at places like the Bluebird Cafe, people always like that line. Some people have started to call it the ‘Yoga Song,’ which is pretty cool. Jon had an old green ‘Nova, which is why we put it in the chorus. Then we couldn’t find any rhymes with ‘Nova, so we threw in ‘yoga.’ We were all laughing, but it seemed to fit into the song.”
“I’d do a lot more offshore fishin’ / I’d probably eat more drive-thru chicken / Take a few strokes off my golf game / If I’d have never known your name / I’d still be driving that old green ‘Nova / I probably never would have heard of yoga / Be a better football fan / But if I was a single man / Alone and out there on the loose / I’d be looking for a woman like you,” they wrote in the lyrics to one of the song’s choruses.
“We basically wrote and wrote, for close to 10 hours,” Barton says. “We knew it was cool. We went to dinner after. We were all kind of exhausted. We all went home from dinner that night, and Jon took the song to Lee’s house. He played it for Lee. When I woke up the next morning, in my inbox in my e-mail was a version of Lee singing the song with just a guitar, which was pretty cool. Before we all knew it, Lee was playing the song for Curb [Records]. In the end, that version of the song ended up being the final recording, with just a few extra guitars added in there.”
“We knew we were on a special song,” continues Barton. “There was no real meaning behind it all, but it turned out very magical.”