April 14.2016 – Story Behind “Love You Like That” by Canaan Smith

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Today’s Story behind the song is about Canaan Smith’s “ Love You Like That”. Canaan will be in town Saturday night as an

Smith co-wrote the song with Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers and it has a straightforward message. “I just love how the song is about loving your woman long and strong,” said Smith. “It’s kind of a tough guy’s perspective on how he’s gonna love his woman and treat her.”

“We started thinking about cool metaphors like the flow of the Mississippi,” Smith recalled of his co-writing session with the Beavers brothers. “That river moves pretty damn slow, and we thought that’d be a sexy line to talk about loving somebody that slowly. It was one of those moments where you’re going for it, reaching, digging as deep as we could for metaphors and at the end of the day we had no idea this would be a hit single. You just never know, but it definitely felt special in the moment.”

The song reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart for the chart dated July 25, 2015, and became Smith’s first number one hit on the chart.

Music critic Mark Papadatos said that “the song has a Brantley Gilbert vibe to it and his vocals are as smooth as silk. It is raw and authentic. He stays true to himself and his own artistry.”

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Lyrics:
Hey girl, I’m just a small town run around
I get my kicks out on the outskirts of town
I could never do it like a pretty city boy
I’m more a fishin’ in the dark nitty gritty boy
So lay back and let me paint you a picture
The way I wanna kiss you is

Slow as the Mississippi
Strong as a fifth of whiskey
Steady as a Tom Petty track
I wanna love, wanna love you like that
Deeper than a sunset sky
Sweeter than Muscadine wine
All night ‘til the sun comes back
I wanna love, wanna love, wanna love you like that

When I’m with you I can see down the road girl
Not just the gravel one we’re travelin’ on girl
And I’m bettin’ that it’s gonna be a wild ride
But I promise that I’m gonna be there by your side
I think we got another memory in the makin’
So baby let’s take it, take it

Slow as the Mississippi
Strong as a fifth of whiskey
Steady as a Tom Petty track
I wanna love, wanna love you like that
Deeper than a sunset sky
Sweeter than Muscadine wine
All night ‘til the sun comes back
I wanna love, wanna love, wanna love you like that

I ain’t gonna do it like a pretty city boy
I’m a fishin’ in the dark nitty gritty boy
So let me love you

Slow as the Mississippi
Strong as a fifth of whiskey
Steady as a Tom Petty track, girl
I wanna love, wanna love you like that
Deeper than a sunset sky
Sweeter than Muscadine wine
All night ‘til the sun comes back
I wanna love, wanna love, wanna love you like that

Baby, I wanna love, wanna love, wanna love you like that
Writer/s: BEAVERS, JIM / BEAVERS, BRETT / SMITH, CANAAN

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