NYCS Team Favorite Country Lyrics Of All Time

Country music is known for its incredible storytelling and having lyrics that can change your perspective, mood, and even your life. Our team reflected on their favorite country music lyrics from some of the most iconic songs. Take a look below and let us know in the comments what your favorite country lyric is.



Stephanie Wagner, Founder

Lyric: “Follow your arrow, wherever it points” – Follow Your Arrow, Kacey Musgraves


Christina Bosch, Managing Editor 

Lyric: “Cause when push comes to shove, you taste what you’re made of / You might bend till you break, ’cause it’s all you can take / On your knees, you look up, decide you’ve had enough / You get mad, you get strong / Wipe your hands, shake it off, then you stand” – Stand, Rascal Flatts


Lucie Bernheim, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “Bitterness keeps you from flying, always stay humble and kind”- Humble & Kind, Lori McKenna


Dylan Bestler, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “Some days you just get by and some days you’re just alive, some days you’re living.” – Dierks Bentley


Kristina Callahan, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “I go back to watchin’ summer fade to fall / Growin’ up too fast and I do recall / Wishin’ time would stop right in its tracks. – I Go Back, Kenny Chesney


Erin Crosby, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father / I’m just looking for a god for the daughters”- The Daughters, Little Big Town


Alexa Ebner, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “We’re all flawed and we’re all perfect / we’re all lost and we’re all hurtin’ / and just searchin’ for somebody to love” -Somebody to Love, Kacey Musgraves


Julia Grubbs, Contributing Writer 

Lyric: “If I bring you home to mama, I guess I’d better warn ya, she feels every heartache I go through /  And if my dad sees me crying, he’ll pour some whiskey over ice and tell a lie and say he never really liked you / Oh, if we break up, I’ll be fine / But you’ll be breaking more hearts than mine” – More Hearts Than Mine, Ingrid Andress


Molly Holmberg, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “Life’s not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.” – The Breath You Take,  George Strait


Nicole Piering, Contributing Writer

Lyric:  “Sometimes I thank God/ For unanswered prayers/ Remember when you’re talkin’/ To the man upstairs/That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care/ ‘Cause some of God’s greatest gifts / Are unanswered prayers” – Unanswered Prayers, Garth Brooks


Lyric: “We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives / takes us to another place and time” – I Go Back, Kenny Chesney
Lyric: “Hey, you call me up again just to break me like a promise. So casually cruel in the name of being honest” – All Too Well, Taylor Swift
Lyric: “Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you” – Humble and Kind, Tim McGraw
Lyric:  “I wanted the world until my whole world stopped.” – What We Ain’t Got, Travis Meadows


Shanna Vitaliano, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “Funny how a melody sounds like a memory, like a soundtrack to a July, Saturday night…Springsteen” – Springsteen, Eric Church

Erica Zisman, Contributing Writer

Lyric: “I know my heart will never be the same / But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay / Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger” –  A Little Bit Stronger, Sara Evans



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