Song of the Day #4,069: ‘Real Good Man’ – Tim McGraw

This is my sixth track from Tim McGraw’s 2002 album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors. Three of them appeared on Random Weekends while the rest were planned.

This very solid album is my favorite record by a male country music artist who isn’t Brad Paisley or Jason Isbell. I think that’s enough qualifiers, though I might be forgetting somebody.

At any rate, this is the epitome of an enjoyable mainstream country rock album. I don’t have anything by Keith Urban, but my understanding is that his music is in the same realm.

[Verse 1]
Girl you’ve never known no one like me
Up there in your high society
They might tell you I’m no good
Girl they need to understand
Just who I am
I may be a real bad boy
But baby I’m a real good man

[Verse 2]
I may drink too much and play too loud
Hang out with a rough and rowdy crowd
That don’t mean I don’t respect
My Mama or my Uncle Sam
Yes sir, yes ma’am
I may be a real bad boy
But baby I’m a real good man

[Verse 3]
I might have a reckless streak
At least a country-mile wide
If you’re gonna run with me
It’s gonna be a wild ride
When it comes to loving you
I’ve got velvet hands
I’ll show you how a real bad boy
Can be a real good man

[Verse 4]
I take all the good times I can get
I’m too young for growing up just yet
Ain’t much I can promise you
‘Sept to do the best I can
I’ll be damned
I may be a real bad boy
But baby I’m a real good man

I may be a real bad boy
Oh but baby I’m a real good man
Yes I am

5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,069: ‘Real Good Man’ – Tim McGraw

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Keith Urban is a big fave with my family. We rarely have a long drive without DJ Daniel playing “I Want to Kiss a Girl” or “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” As much as I reflexively dismiss most country artists, I must concede that those are good songs. So, if I’m giving praise to a country artist, you should probably check him out.

  2. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    I’ve come to the realization that I love all country music. There’s probably no other Genre where any song from that genre would be one like, but I’m still yet to hear a country song that I actively didn’t want to listen to or even not want to listen to again.

    This song is no exception. I don’t know too much about Tim McGraw other than that he inspires great Taylor Swift songs, but his tribute to Glen Campbell at the Oscars got me more curious about his music. Admittedly, I haven’t gone down that rabbit hole yet, but with that and today’s bop of the day I feel like might have to explore further. This is just a classic great country song and I love the composition of it.

    As far as Keith Urban who I’d say is my favorite country artist (tied with Lyle Lovett although he’s a bit more Genre defying) I’d definitely recommend taking a deeper dive into his music. “Defying Gravity” is one of the most joyous albums I’ve heard and you’ll be dancing from one song to the next. Also, as I know you’re a huge John Mayer fan, their Crossroad together is incredible. Their performance of “Sweet Thing” will make you an instant Keith Urban fan and make your day.

    • Clay says:

      If you’re a country fan, I wholeheartedly recommend these albums by Brad Paisley: Mud On the Tires, Time Well Wasted and American Saturday Night. Plus… every single Miranda Lambert album, which are among my favorite albums by anybody.

  3. Maddie says:

    Adding this song now, I need to hear way more Tim! And you definitely should deep dive into the wonderfully hokey Australian world of Keith Urban. I’m happy to make a playlist :p

  4. Amy says:

    Here’s one you might like 🙂

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