Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, ‘Ladybug’ [Listen]
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen take an innocent concept and turn it into a story with emotional depth on "Ladybug," a song from Hold My Beer Vol. 1. It's a sweet country ditty that will soften the toughest rock.
"Ladybug, ladybug, give me some good luck / Four-leaf clover, come on over / Whip me up a rainbow, throw me a wishbone / Cause I could use one now / Won't you come on down, down, down / Ladybug / Sweet ladybug," they sing during the song's chorus.
Each verse paints a vivid picture of two hard-working country boys down on their luck. The images are somewhat outdated, but perhaps not — crops still need rain, coyotes still chase hens. As metaphors, each line is easily applicable to one's personal life.
"If it don't rain, the field’s gonna burn / Fence needs fixin' and the tractor won't turn / There's a fox been creepin' 'round the hen house / Just like the tax man sniffin' around," Rogers sings to begin the song. Banjo, fiddle, a simple percussion set up and mandolin prop the accessible lyric up.
"Ladybug" is beautiful because it embraces life's trying simplicities. These two men may not chase away foxes for a living, but they're all too familiar with the roller coaster ride we all line up for.
Why Fans Will Love It: It's an easy to listen to country melody that'll make you smile.
Key Lyrics: "Ladybug, ladybug, give me some good luck / Four-leaf clover, come on over / Whip me up a rainbow, throw me a wishbone / Cause I could use one now."
Did You Know?: The Hold My Beer album was born out of an acoustic tour Rogers and Bowen have been doing for nearly a decade.
Listen to Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, “Ladybug”
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