Way Out Here – Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson (born January 23, 1978 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin) is an American country music artist

He worked in construction starting at age twelve. As a young adult, he took a nature course in the Nicolet National Forest. Thompson moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2005. He worked as a songwriter, with his first cut being the title track to Jason Michael Carroll’s album Growing Up Is Getting Old.

He has been touring with Eric Church.

Way Out Here

“Way Out Here” is a ballad, mostly accompanied by acoustic guitar. In it, the narrator tells of his rural upbringing, and the way he was raised.

Paul Brian of The 9513 Country Music, gave the song a thumbs-down rating. His review criticized Thompson’s vocals for “[simmering] with anger, despair, and moral force as the song approaches numerous key concerns including the economy, military service, work ethic, religious belief, gun ownership, governance, and musical taste.”

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Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun
And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son
Our necks are burnt, our roads are dirt and our trucks ain’t clean
The dogs run lose, we smoke, we chew and fry everything
Out here, way out here

We won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it
When it comes to weight brother we pull our own
If it’s our backwoods way of livin’ you’re concerned with
You can leave us alone
We’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash and John Deere
Way out here

We got a fightin’ side a mile wide but we pray for peace
‘Cause it’s mostly us that end up servin’ overseas
If it was up to me I’d love to see this country run
Like it used to be, oughta be, just like it’s done
Out here, way out here

We won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it
When it comes to weight brother we pull our own
If it’s our backwoods way of livin’ you’re concerned with
You can leave us alone
We’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash and John Deere
Way out here

We won’t take a dime if we ain’t earned it
When it comes to weight brother we pull our own
If it’s our backwoods way of livin’ you’re concerned with
You can leave us alone
We’re about John Wayne, Johnny Cash and John Deere
Way out here, way out here

Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun
And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son

  • Audio from the 2010 album, Way Out Here:

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