Best Luke Bryan Lyrics
Luke Bryan's lyrics focus on what he knows best: love, rural living and love. His biggest hits are known for being catchy instead of for being lyrical masterpieces, but that's just a first-glance opinion of the Georgia-born country singer's catalog. If you can keep up with the tempo of songs like 'Country Girl (Shake It for Me),' you'll find more than a few descriptive gems as important to their success as Bryan's tight blue jeans.
The majority of the superstar's hits have been slow or mid-tempo love songs. He does breakups well, effortlessly describing what it's like to watch a lover hold someone else close. From early hits like 'Do I' to more recent cuts like 'Drunk on You,' these five songs represent the best of Luke Bryan's lyrics.
'We Rode in Trucks'"There's a lot about life we learned on a bus / How to lie, how to fight, how to kiss, how to cuss / The closer we sat to the back, the smarter we got"
It's the lowest charting song of his career, but 'We Rode in Trucks' makes the list because despite a go-nowhere melody, it's lyrically very strong. Bryan tells the story of growing up in rural America. His lyrics words with millions of country fans.
'I Don't Want This Night to End'"Gonna make the most of every mile / Do anything to make your smile / Land on my lips / Get drunk on your kiss"
This lyric from the second verse of 'I Don't Want This Night to End' showcases the best effort from writers Bryan, Dallas Davidson and company, but it's the catchy chorus that made the song a hit. "You got your hands up / You’re rocking in my truck / You got the radio on / You’re singing every song," he sings. "I’m set on cruise control / I’m slowly losing hold / Of everything I got / You’re looking so damn hot."
'Do I'"Do I turn you on at all when I kiss you baby / Does the sight of me wanting you drive you crazy / Do I have your love? Am I still enough / Tell me, don't I / Or tell me, do I, baby?"
Bryan's first Platinum single dropped the thick country boy subject matter for a pure love song that proved the singer was a multi-dimensional star in the making. He wrote the song with Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. His performance of the painful lyrics are what make the track so special, however.
'Country Girl (Shake It for Me)'"Now dance, like a dandelion / In the wind on the hill underneath the pines / Yeah, move like the river flows / Feel the kick drum down deep in your toes"
Call it fun, goofy, corny ... 'Country Girl' is all of those things, and it's wonderful. Bryan sings the lyrics almost too fast to interpret, but there are some descriptive moments of brilliance -- like the line highlighted above and, "So come on over here and get in my arms / Spin me around this big ole barn / Tangle me up like grandma's yarn / Yeah, yeah, yeah."
'Drunk on You'"You're lookin' so good in what's left of those blue jeans / Drip of honey on the money maker gotta be / The best buzz I'm ever gonna find / Hey, I'm a little drunk on you, and high on summertime"
'Drunk on You' combines Bryan's ability to harness his emotions with an imaginative lyric you can almost paint. Every word is like a brushstroke that helps tell the story of this electric romance. He shares experiences we're all familiar with with remarkable efficiency and proficiency. It's truly the all-time best of Luke Bryan's lyrics.