Old Dominion floats in summer with “ I was on a boat that day ”
Old Dominion County superstar band’s new single, “I Was on a Boat That Day,” starts and ends like a party, with cheerful ad-libs, raucous instrumentation and those sweet, classic Old Dominion beats and rhymes. .
According to singer Matt Ramsey, the new song isn’t a new idea for the band. In fact, he says, “It started about six or more years ago” (quote via 101.3 KFDI).
“We got the idea right when we were writing ‘Break Up With Him’,” Ramsey shares. This single, of course, arrived in January 2015 and became Old Dominion’s # 1 debut hit.
“I don’t know how many times we’ve decided not to write this song,” Ramsey continues, explaining that co-writers Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne actually helped the band see the idea of what it might be like. . He adds, “We were in Asheville, NC when he came back. We realized it wasn’t a joke title but a really fun title.
Since they knew the song had to sound like “party and a little drunk,” Ramsey says, “we drank tequila and walked in and did our best little party dance song.”
“It’s just … a heartbreaking little song, about a guy who isn’t really heartbroken right now because he’s on a boat and he’s having fun and he’ll keep busy. the rest tomorrow. “
After hearing the song, listeners will be pretty sure this guy is going to be okay. The new Summer Anthem launched on Friday, May 21, the same day most tickets for Old Dominion’s Live at the Ballpark Tour go on sale.
Old Dominion, “I was on a ship that day” Lyrics:
I remember it like it was yesterday, because it was / I let the sun and the rum do what it does / I threw my phone in the water, a little push on the dock / she was packing her bags, I was poppin ‘a top …
Is she gone for the summer, gone for the night? / Gone for the weekend or the rest of my life? / Was she laughing, was she crying as she walked away? / I can’t say, I was on a boat that day …
The river was rolling, I was riding my float / She was telling me so long / I was already gone for so long …
She could have been halfway to Houston, but I didn’t care / I was drunk as a skunk, having lunch with a cross that I would carry / You’ve been there / She was looking for something better than me / I was looking for nothing / Just riding the breeze …
Repeat the chorus
Repeat the bridge
I remember like it was yesterday, because it was / and i still have a buzz …
Repeat the chorus
The river was rolling, I was riding my float / She was telling me so long / I was on a boat that day / Hey, hey, hey / I was on a boat that day / Hey, hey, hey .. .