Back When Lyrics

Tim McGraw


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Stan Lynch, Jeff Stevens, Stephanie Smith
album: Track 7 in album Live Like You Were Dying
release date: 2004-8-24
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 4:32

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Don't you remember
The fizz in a pepper
Peanuts in a bottle
At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich
With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round the table
Don't happen much anymore

We got too complicated
It's all way over-rated
I like the old and out-dated
Way of life

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

I love my records
Black, shiny vinyl
Clicks and pops
And white noise
Man they sounded fine
I had my favorite stations
The ones that played them all
Country, soul and rock-and-roll
What happened to those times?

I'm readin' 'Street Slang For Dummies'
'Cause they put pop in my country
I want more for my money
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

Give me a flat top for strumming
I want the whole world to be humming
Just keep it coming
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

Track Listing

  • 1 How Bad Do You Want It
  • 2 My Old Friend
  • 3 Can't Tell Me Nothin'
  • 4 Old Town New
  • 5 Live Like You Were Dying
  • 6 Drugs or Jesus
  • 7 Back When
  • 8 Something's Broken
  • 9 Open Season on My Heart
  • 10 Everybody Hates Me
  • 11 Walk Like a Man
  • 12 Blank Sheet of Paper
  • 13 Just Be Your Tear
  • 14 Do You Want Fries With That
  • 15 Kill Myself
  • 16 We Carry On