Jason Aldean: Rearview Town
In this not-so-subtle album title track, Aldean reflects on the the affects of leaving a small town. With lyrics such as:
“It ain’t nothin’ but a rearview town
Broken hearts and rusted plows
Roots ripped right up out of the ground
Never thought I’d ever leave it
It ain’t nothin’ what it used to be
Population minus me
On the other side of that dust cloud
Ain’t nothin’ but a rearview town”
It really leaves nothing to the imagination on how it feels to go back to a run down hometown. Aside from the songs such as Fly Over States, there are many ways to interpret a song like this. Not only is it a song about the town, but an ex who can’t be unseen anywhere you go in said town.
When everything goes wrong and you can’t justify staying any longer is more of what this song is based on. Whether that is just a temporary emotional feeling or a long coming reality, this anthem hits spot on for a lot of people who take off for the bigger dreams.
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