We first fell in love with Darius when he was the lead singer for Hootie and the Blowfish but now that he came on over to the country side, he still continues to sing hit after hit.
The first time I heard his more recent song, "Southern Style", on the radio all I could do was grin from ear to ear. Surely you've heard it by now! If not, click here for the acoustic version.(Courtesy of DariusRuckerVevo)
I'm pretty certain ol' Darius knows us Southern Girls pretty well. Being a South Carolina native, I suppose he should have a pretty good idea.
(photo via dariusrucker.com)
Here's the lyric breakdown and my commentary in the mix.
Sun kissed hair and not much makeup
-typical summer look for most of us Southern Girls . It's too hot any other way!
High-heeled boots that lace up
-mmm... not this Southern Girl. But that's ok..
Two first names that came from Her grandmas on both sides
- I know a few girls like this. I, however, was named after Morgan Fairchild. Really, mom?
She ain't ever read much Faulkner But she could've been his daughter
- I suppose?
She grew up on muddy water Southern style
- Very true for many a Southern Girl.
Southern style, free and easy Southern style, warm and breezy If you met her, man believe me You'd want her to stay a while
- Yes, yes and yes.
Says, she don't believe in strangers Only sinners with a savior
- Uh huh.
'Cause her mom and daddy raised her Southern style
She's a Friday night light lover
- We love football AND Connie Britton.
A Billy Graham fan like her mother
- Mama's always right!
Wants her daddy and both brothers To walk her down the aisle
- Of course. Pappaw's got the dance.
She likes oysters raw for dinner
- With a little hot sauce and Zesta cracker.
Lil Wayne and Lynyrd Skynyrd
- We love 'em all!
Keeps her tan lines in the winter
- Doesn't everybody?
You can love her, you can hate her But you're never going to change her
- Neva eva.
If you want her then you'll take her Southern style