February 12.2015 – Story Behind “Where I Come From” by Montgomery Gentry

Where I come from lyrics

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“Where I Come From” is the first single from the duo Montgomery Gentry’s seventh album Rebels On The Run. The song was written by Nashville songwriters Rodney Clawson and Dallas Davidson and was released on July 25, 2011.

Gentry explained the song’s meaning to Billboard magazine: “It’s just a song that’s about our fans. Regardless of where you end up in life, you always remember your hometown. There are special things you remember in life, and your childhood days and high school years. I think anyone who hears this song will be able to listen to and reflect on their earlier years in life, and the place they grew up, and appreciate the lyrics of the song.”

Eddie Montgomery told The Boot the duo jokingly refer to the song as “‘My Town’ with an attitude.” He added: “I love the song. It doesn’t matter where you go in this world, you always take a little piece of your home with you.”

Gentry told The Boot the song reminds him of the pair’s debut single “Hillbilly Shoes” “in that the message was ‘don’t judge me before you walk a mile in my hillbilly shoes.’ This says, ‘Don’t you dare talk about my town until you’ve been around the block with me. Let me show you what’s going on here.'”

In March 2012, it became Montgomery Gentry’s first Top Ten hit

LYRICS: Written by Rodney Clawson and Dallas Davidson

Don’t you dare go running down
My little town where I grew up
And I won’t cuss your city lights

If you ain’t ever took a ride around
And cruised right through the heart of my town
Anything you say would be a lie

We may live our lives a little slow
But that don’t mean I wouldn’t be proud to show ya

Chorus
Where I come from
There’s an old plow boy out turning up dirt
Where I come from
There’s a preacher man in a cowboy shirt
Where I come from
When a couple boys fight in the parking lot
No, nobody’s gonna call the cops
Where I come from

See that door right there, man I swear
It ain’t never been locked
And I can guarantee that it never will
That old man right there in the rocking chair
At the courthouse square I’ll tell you now
He could buy your fancy car with hundred dollar bills

Don’t let those faded overalls fool ya
He made his millons without one day schoolin

Chorus
Where I come from
There’s a pickup truck with the tailgate down
Where I come from
The pine trees are singing a song of the south
Where I come from
That little white church is gonna have a crowd yeah
I’m pretty damn proud
Where I come from.

guitar solo

Where I come from
There’s a big old moon shining down at night
Where I come from
There’s a man done wrong gonna make it right
Where I come from
There’s an old plow boy out turning up dirt
Where I come from
There’s a preacher man in a cowboy shirt
Where I come from
Where a couple of boys fight in the parking lot no
Ain’t nobody’s gonna call the cops

Yeah, that river runs across that ole flat rock

Where I come from (x2)

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