Scotty McCreery, ‘The Trouble With Girls’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Scotty McCreery‘s latest single, ‘The Trouble With Girls,’ is already creating a buzz after hitting country radio today. The lyrics and music of the tune were penned by hit songwriters Philip White and Chris Tompkins, who on their own are responsible for many chart-topping hits. ‘The Trouble With Girls’ is the follow-up release to McCreery’s debut single, ‘I Love You This Big.’ Both songs will be found on his forthcoming album, ‘Clear as Day,’ set to hit stores in October.
“This song is only maybe three or four months old,” White tells Taste of Country. “It was pretty special lyrics. Chris is a few years younger than me, but we grew up in same area in north Alabama. I didn’t know him growing up, but this was the first time we sat down to write. Chris is a melody genius. He sat down at the grand piano and began playing that melody. He’s got two little babies, and I’ve got a daughter and a son. We were talking about understanding girls and women.”
“They smile that smile / They bat those eyes / They steal you with hello / They kill you with goodbye / They hook you with one touch / And you can’t break free / Yeah the trouble with girls / Is nobody loves trouble as much as me,” the two wrote in the lyrics of the chorus.
“We came up with [the title] ‘The Trouble With Girls,’” recalls White. “We spent three or four hours here at Universal Music in Nashville and wrote the song.”
“The trouble with girls is they’re a mystery / Something about ‘em puzzles me / Spent my whole life trying to figure out / Just what them girls are all about / The trouble with girls is they’re so damn pretty / Everything about them does somethin’ to me / I guess that’s the way it’s supposed to be,” they wrote in the song’s opening lyrics.
“We both kind of knew when we got done with that first verse and chorus that we had something special,” says White. “I think for me and him both to be able to share it with a guy from the same area in north Alabama is pretty special. We demoed it, and our song plugger pitched it to [Scotty's] label. It was just special all the way around.”
In a press statement released today, McCreery adds of the song: “It’s talking about how great they are and it’s tough for the guy to handle because he just loves it. It has a nice twist to it. It’s like the songwriters wrote it just for me.”
“Right off the bat when I heard it, I told my mom when we were listening to the demo, ‘This is the kind of song when you are in the kitchen doing dishes that makes you stop what you are doing and listen to it,’ McCreery says. “It struck a chord with me and I knew it was something I wanted to put on the album.”