Sam Hunt is back with a fresh set of lyrics and this track is taking off. “Body Like A Back Road” is Sam’s first hit in 2017 and it’s a fusion of Country and Pop. The song is said to be speaking about Sam Hunt’s fiancé Hannah Lee Fowler. The lyrics are catchy and the tune is upbeat, and naturally the song is climbing on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It is still unclear if “Body Like A Back Road” will be a track off of a future upcoming album. Sam Hunt has yet to confirm or deny such news.
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Let us take a look at some of the lyrics of the track. It’s really an ode to his girlfriend, so expect some sneaky comments of sexuality and also loving words.
First verse of “Body Like A Back Road” goes as;
Got a girl from the Southside, got braids in her hair
First time I seen her walk by, man I ’bout fell up out my chair
Had to get her number, it took me like six weeks
Now me and her go way back like Cadillac seats
Hannah Lee Fowler is from Montevallo, Alabama, so one could say she is a Southside girl. She definitely doesn’t have braids now, but at the time Sam Hunt met her back in 2014, who knows!
According to Sam Hunt, he met her in Nashville and according to the song, he was blown away instantly. He says it was not easy to get her number.
Body like a back road, drivin’ with my eyes closed
I know every curve like the back of my hand
Doin’ fifteen in a thirty, I ain’t in no hurry
I’ma take it slow just as fast as I can
The chorus of “Body Like A Back Road” conveys a little more explicit love story. Sam Hunt says he is very familiar with his girlfriend. She is like a ‘back road’ which neighboring people are very familiar with. So Sam intends to say that Hannah was quite well known by himself. On a more physical note, Sam Hunt says he is very aware of his girlfriends’ body. They must have been familiarizing with each others bodies quite a lot to make such a remark.
Sam Hunt says he is taking it slow with her (sexually or emotionally), but he is experiencing her as fast as he can.
The way she fit in them blue jeans, she don’t need no belt
But I can turn ’em inside out, I don’t need no help
Got a hips like honey, so thick and so sweet
It ain’t no curves like hers on them downtown streets
Sam Hunt goes into some explicit details about his girlfriend’s body. She has a perfect body that fits right into some blue jeans. Turning jeans inside-out is a subtle reference to undressing them. Her hips are like honey that tastes sweet and addictive. And he says no one in the area has curves like hers.
We’re out here in the boondocks with the breeze and the birds
Tangled up in the tall grass with my lips on hers
On a highway to heaven, headed south of her smile
Get there when we get there, every inch is a mile
‘Boondocks’ is a reference to a rural or remote area. So Sam might be referring to her home town in Alabama. They were lying on the grass and making out at times, in the cold breeze of fresh air and to the music of the bird.
When Sam Hunt is with her, it feels like he is on a highway to heaven-especially when he is headed down from her mouth (“south of her smile”). He apparently likes to take it slow in the bed and during foreplay. He says he will get “there” when he gets there because he will be enjoying the trip there. Every inch of her body, he will explore as if they were miles.
“Body Like A Back Road” is a very sexual song hidden in very subtle and smooth lyrics. Kudos to Sam Hunt for the lyrics.
Either way, we like “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt and hope you do as well. Let us know what your favorite line/s from the song and your own interpretation of the song.
2 thoughts on “Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)”
I’m going to assume you are not from a small rural town. If you were you’d know that a back road is CURVY! You have to go 15 mph even though it may be posted as a 30 mph limit, otherwise you may skid right off a curve and into a cow pasture! So, he is going slow on purpose so as to be able to fully ENJOY all her curves. And she is THICK like honey is just another way of saying she’s got curves, man…she’s not stick thin like girls in the “downtown streets” which are usually straighter. (Thus the line “no curves like hers in them downtown streets.”)
Southside refers to the country or southern side of Birmingham, AL…where Montevallo, AL is located…can also be a reference to “the Southside,” which is a bohemian type area in downtown Birmingham where a lot of college kids go clubbing. Also, “breeze and the birds” is an allusion to “birds and bees” i.e. they are “tangled up in the tall grass” getting freaky…having sex. This is pretty common among young lovers in the country…not much else to do! Finally, “it took me about six weeks” to “get her number” because she was playing coy or hard to get…and now at the beginning of the song “me and her go way back,” or we are very well acquainted, we’ve been together a long time or, simply, we lay down together a lot…”like Cadillac seats,” which will recline all the way back. In other words they frequently get it on in the front seat in the reclining seats….The song is one big double entendre about making love to his curvy, well -built country girlfriend and how he’s going to take his time and enjoy every moment in the process. I know from experience that this is how country boys think/act about sex! I’m a country girl!
Your assumption is quite correct. And your interpretation does make a lot of sense. Thank you for the input.