Well, I almost lost faith in Tim McGraw with “Lookin’ For That Girl,” but his new song has firmly restored it.
Tim’s new single, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” debuted at the ACM Awards last week. The single was written by Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three and Tom Douglas. It features lovely harmonies from Faith Hill about halfway through the track (when in the lyrics, he meets “a girl.”)
The beauty of the song lies in the story the lyrics tell, the sentiments felt in Tim’s delivery and the simplicity of the production.
The lyrics tell the story via vivid images of what a man living in the fast paced world of today misses about his small town. By the conclusion of the song, he heads back to the town he grew up to buy mama’s house, which is for sale.
“Cause meanwhile back at Mama's
The porch light's on, come on in if you wanna
Supper's on the stove and beer's in the fridge
Red sun sinkin' out low on the ridge,
Games on the tube and Daddy smokes cigarettes
Whiskey keeps his whistle wet
Funny the things you thought you'd never miss,
In a world gone crazy as this
Oh I miss yeah a little dirt on the road, I miss corn growin' in a row
I miss being somebody everybody knows there everybody knows everybody
I miss those small town roots, walkin' around in muddy boots
The sound of rain on an old tin roof
It's time we head on back”