Artist: Eric Church

Sinners Like Me – Eric Church

Kenneth Eric Church is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina. At age thirteen, he bought a guitar and began writing songs of his own. By his senior year of high school, he had found a gig at a local bar, which occupied most of his time. He played many Jimmy Buffet cover songs and a few of his own original songs in some unpleasant places. Some of these places were so rough that he got into a few altercations from the stage. For a few years, his band played often in bars and restaurants throughout North Carolina. His band consisted of his college roommate, brother, and other fellow guitarist, temporarily naming their band the “Mountain Boys.”

Before moving to Nashville, he graduated from South Caldwell High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. He later became engaged to a woman, but her father then persuaded Church to accept a corporate career. Church just about gave up on music, but instead left his fiancé and headed to Nashville, Tennessee. His father paid for his first six months in Nashville, so the financial cushion his father provided him gave him time to make contacts. Eric eventually found a publishing deal at Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing. Terri Clark took “The World Needs a Drink,” which Church wrote with Casey Beathard, into the country top 30. Church married music publisher Katherine Blasingame on Jan 8, 2008 and their home (along with Eric’s “mancave”), located in Nashville, TN, was featured in an episode of CMT “Cribs”.

Sinners Like Me

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I was fifteen when my daddy’s old man
Caught me half way through my first beer
He laughed so hard when my face turned green
He said ”You come from a long line of sinners like me”

Now me and my brother go to see him some times
But he don’t have much to say anymore
So we sit on his headstone with a fifth of Jack D.
Here’s to a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
I come from a long line of sinners like me

My mama had a soft spot for a hell raisin’ boy
So she had two more just like him
It takes an angel to raise a family
That comes from a long line of sinners like me

Well now maybe who knows one day I’ll settle down
Give my dad a grandson of his own
And when the doctor smacks him, he’ll probably take a swing
Cause he’ll come from a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
I come from a long line of sinners like me

On the day I die
I know where I’m gonna go
Me and Jesus got that part worked out
I’ll wait at the gates til his face I see
And stand in a long line of sinners like me
I’ll stand in a long line of sinners like me

La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
I come from a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
HereÂ’s to a long line of sinners like me
I come from a long line of sinners like me

  • Audio from the 2006 album, Sinners Like Me:

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Smoke a Little Smoke – Eric Church

Kenneth Eric Church is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina. At age thirteen, he bought a guitar and began writing songs of his own. By his senior year of high school, he had found a gig at a local bar, which occupied most of his time. He played many Jimmy Buffet cover songs and a few of his own original songs in some unpleasant places. Some of these places were so rough that he got into a few altercations from the stage. For a few years, his band played often in bars and restaurants throughout North Carolina.  His band consisted of his college roommate, brother, and other fellow guitarist, temporarily naming their band the “Mountain Boys.”

Before moving to Nashville, he graduated from South Caldwell High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. He later became engaged to a woman, but her father then persuaded Church to accept a corporate career. Church just about gave up on music, but instead left his fiancé and headed to Nashville, Tennessee. His father paid for his first six months in Nashville, so the financial cushion his father provided him gave him time to make contacts.  Eric eventually found a publishing deal at Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing. Terri Clark took “The World Needs a Drink,” which Church wrote with Casey Beathard, into the country top 30.  Church married music publisher Katherine Blasingame on Jan 8, 2008 and their home (along with Eric’s “mancave”), located in Nashville, TN, was featured in an episode of CMT “Cribs”.

Smoke a Little Smoke

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Turn the quiet up, turn the noise down
Let this ol’ world just spin around
I wanna feel it swing, wanna feel it sway
And put some feel good in my soul
Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

Want a little more right, and a little less left
Little more right now, a little less what’s next
Act like tomorrow’s ten years away
And just kick back and let the feelin’ flow
Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

I set my sails for a new direction
But the wind got in my way
I changed my course
But my definition of change
Just ain’t the same

I’m gonna sit right here
Stay away from there
I’m gonna make pretend
I just don’t care
And I could get up
Go get her back
Or maybe I’ll just let her go
Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

Kick back, gives the blues a spin
Break out the wine, forget again
Dig down deep, find my stash
Light it up, take me back

Kick back, gives the blues a spin
Break out the wine, forget again
Dig down deep, find my stash
Light it up, memory crash

Oh no, I don’t know
Baby, it might take, all night
Then I’ll maybe break out that old rock and roll
Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

  • Audio from the 2009 album, Carolina:

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