December 2.2015 – Story Behind “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood

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“Good Girl” is the first single from Carrie Underwood’s fourth studio album was co-penned by the American Idol winner with songwriters Chris DeStefano (Scotty McCreery’s “Better Than This,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Let Me Down”) and Ashley Gorley (Trace Adkins’s “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Carrie’s own hit “All American Girl.”) The song was released to country radio on February 23, 2012.

Carrie explained that she and her co-writers set out to pen something that will have her fans dancing along. “We went into the writing session thinking we need to write something that just kicks butt,” she said, “and Chris DeStefano, I call him a little mad scientist on all of his Pro Tools stuff — he, like, plays every instrument you could possibly think of, and he, like, started makin’ this track, and we started…we just went. It was fast. We wrote it fast, and it’s just fun! It’s upbeat, it’s fun, you stomp your feet, and you can dance to it. It’s got this really rockin’ verse, and this really, like, rockin’ country chorus. So, it’s just a really cool song.”

Underwood said of the inspiration for the song in a behind-the-scenes film for its video: “We’ve all been this girl before, who just believes the best in the man that she’s with, no matter what. But people are like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ So we tried to take the story of dual personalities: one is good and one is knowledgeable… She’s not bad, she’s just trying to give the good girl some knowledge and say, ‘Wake up! Open up your eyes and see this guy for what he is.'”

Carrie discussed how she relates to the jilted character in this song: “I’ve been that stupid girl that was with this guy,” she said. “Not anytime recently, but I have had people come up to me and say, ‘You don’t need to be with him. I’m telling you as a friend.’ But they would never be blunt with me, it was always dancing around it and I would think, ‘This isn’t the person I know.’ So I’ve been that ‘Good Girl’ that needed someone to smack her. We all have!”

Underwood said why she channels her inner rocker in this song: “My inner rock chick has always been there,” she explained. “I grew up listening to a lot of rock music through my sisters, who were teenagers while I was young, so they had control of the radio. Just working with different people and experiencing different things influences what happens naturally. It’s not like a guided effort to switch directions or add different stuff in your music — it just happens. You don’t fight it, you just go with it.”

Good Girl was nominated for the American Country Awards for single of the year and video of the year. It went on to
win the Video Of The Year prize at the 2012 CMT Awards.

Good Girl” hit number one on Hot Country Songs, becoming Underwood’s twelfth number one hit on the chart

Buy Carrie’s hit song “Good Girl” at iTunes here

LYRICS: Written by Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley

Hey, good girl (hey, good girl)
With your head in the clouds
I bet you I can tell you
What you’re thinkin’ about

You’ll see a good boy (you see a good boy)
Gonna give you the world
But he’s gonna leave you cryin’
With your heart in the dirt

His lips are dripping honey
But he’ll sting you like a bee
So lock up all your love and
Go and throw away the key

Hey good girl (hey, good girl)
Get out while you can
I know you think you got a good man

[Hook:]
Why, why you gotta be so blind?
Won’t you open up your eyes?
It’s just a matter of time ’til you find
He’s no good, girl
No good for you
You better get to getting on your goodbye shoes and go, go-o-o, go-o-o-o…
Better listen to me
He’s low, low, low…

Hey, good girl (hey, good girl)
You got a heart of gold
You want a white wedding
And a hand you can hold
Just like you should, girl (Just like you should, girl)
Like every good girl does
Want a fairy tale ending, somebody to love

But he’s really good at lying
Yeah, he’ll leave you in the dust
‘Cause when he says forever
Well, it don’t mean much
Hey good girl (hey, good girl)
So good for him
Better back away honey
You don’t know where he’s been

[Hook:]
Why, why you gotta be so blind?
Won’t you open up your eyes?
It’s just a matter of time ’til you find
He’s no good, girl
No good for you
You better get to getting on your goodbye shoes and go, go-o-o, go-o-o-o…
Yeah yeah yeah, he’s low
Yeah yeah yeah

[Bridge:]
Oh, he’s no good, girl
Why can’t you see?
He’ll take your heart and break it
Listen to me, yeah

[Hook/Outro:]
Why, why you gotta be so blind?
Won’t you open up your eyes?
Just a matter of time ’til you find
He’s no good, he’s no good

Won’t you open up your eyes?
Just a matter of time ’til you find
He’s no good, girl
No good for you
You better get to getting on your goodbye shoes

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