The Back Roads & the Back Row

Lyricist: Tom Shapiro, Michael Carter & Cole Swindell    Composer: Tom Shapiro, Michael Carter & Cole Swindell

Moon coming through the pines
Cranking up a country song
Heaven right by your side
And a Saturday night barely hanging on
Sun shining through the stained glass
Humming "Just As I Am"
I'm praying that feeling would last
That feeling that saves you
Makes you wanna raise your hands

That's the way it was
And that's the way it is when you're growing
Up in the mud and the buck the way we did
It got me where I am and where I'm gonna go
We learned all about believing
And everything we were ever gonna need to know
Somewhere between the back roads and the back row

I had my first taste of beer
My first taste of a broken heart
There were good times, there were tears
But every red dirt memory left a mark
Like the words written there in red
Like the streets that are made of gold
Where we always bowed our heads, where mama saved our seats
And Jesus saved our souls

That's the way it was
And that's the way it is when you're growing
Up in the mud and the buck the way we did
It got me where I am and where I'm gonna go
We learned all about believing
And everything we were ever gonna need to know
Somewhere between the back roads and the back row

It got me where I am and where I'm gonna go
We learned all about believing
And everything we were ever gonna need to know
Somewhere between the back roads and the back row
Somewhere between the back roads and the back row
Yeah yeah, somewhere out there between the back roads and the back row