April 17.2015 – The Story Behind “Redneck Crazy” by Tyler Farr

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Tyler Farr admitted to Radio.com that when he initially heard the title of the song he thought it wasn’t for him. “The first time I saw the title I was like, ‘Okay here we go. It’s another redneck song. I’ve heard it a million times,'” Farr explained. “The lady that pitched me the song said, ‘No. You need to listen to this. It’s different.'”

Farr agreed, and listened to the story of a man who starts throwing empty beer cans at his girlfriend’s window when he discovers her with another man. “It was haunting and edgy. I never heard a song put that way,” he said of the track. “I know people have felt this way, they just never said it.”

This song about a breakup is the third single to be released by American Country music singer Tyler Farr. The song was penned by Nashville songwriters Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear and Mark Irwin. Kear told Roughstock about the writing of the tune: “I remember driving to the writing appointment that day with Chris and Mark listening to country radio,” Kear recalled. “Some song from the ’90s came on where the guy was all upset that his girl picked another guy, but he was resigned to that fact. I couldn’t help thinking that the guys I grew up with back home would never let it go that easily. I told Chris and Mark what I was thinking, and by that afternoon it was done.

“I remember loving the ‘about to get my pissed off on’ line, mainly because we had the line and one of the other guys had to point out the off/on cleverness of it,” added Kear. “I just liked that it sounded real in this situation.”

Having discovered an ex cheating on him in the past, Farr was able to understand this cut’s protagonist going a little crazy. “I’ve never actually done the actions in the song, but I could relate to the emotions that went along with the actions,” he told Radio.com. “I think a lot of people have been there at some point in their life.”

The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 28, 2013.[8] It has sold 967,000 copies in the US as of November 2013.

The music video features Lee Brice, Colt Ford, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson with Tyler Farr.

LYRICS: Written byChris Tompkins, Josh Kear and Mark Irwin

Gonna drive like hell through your neighbourhood
Park this Silverado on your front lawn
Crank up a little Hank,
Sit on the hood and drink
I’m about to get my pissed off on

I’m gonna lean my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn’t come here to start a fight, but I’m up for anything tonight
You know you broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy

Wish I knew how long it’s been going on
How long you’ve been getting some on the side
Nah, he can’t amount to much by the look of that little truck
Well, he won’t be getting any sleep tonight

I’m gonna lean my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn’t come here to start a fight, but I’m up for anything tonight
You know you broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy
Redneck crazy

Did you think I’d wish you both the best,
Endless love and happiness?
You know that’s just not the kind of man I am
Yeah, I’m the kind that shows up at your house at 3 A.M.

I’m gonna lean my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn’t come here to start a fight,
But I’m up for anything tonight
You’ve gone and broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy
You drove me redneck crazy, oh, yeah.

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