Music

First Kiss
Release Date:
February 24, 2015
Tracklist:
First Kiss

First Kiss

(R.J. Ritchie/M. Young)


I remember waiting for the school bus

Jenny Clayton was my first crush

And neither one of us had a clue

An old Cheyenne it was my first truck

Rusted, rough and kinda beat up

But when she jumped in it felt brand new


And now these days when I drive through a small town

I turn my stereo up and roll my windows down

’Cause it reminds me of my first kiss

And those days that I always miss

Tom Petty on the radio

Going steady with nowhere to go

No money just time to spend

An old Chevy and a couple friends

Oh how I wish that I could go back in time

Just to love you again


I remember drinking from the same cup

We’d break up just to make up

I remember falling in love with you

Smokin’ cigarettes on the tailgate

Man it seems like it was yesterday

When Main Street felt like Park Avenue


And when I’m driving through any ol’ small town

I turn my stereo up and roll my windows down

’Cause it reminds me of my first kiss

And those times that I always miss

Tom Petty on the radio

Going steady with nowhere to go

No money just time to spend

An old Chevy and a couple friends

Oh how I wish that I could go back in time


When forever felt like it would never come

And we never thought we’d turn 21

So young we thought this could never end

Oh how I wish we could go back again


And now that time has taken over

And we can’t fight this getting older

But somehow baby we made it through

And every time I’m a lookin’ at you


It reminds me of my first kiss

And those days that I always miss

Tom Petty on the radio

Going steady with nowhere to go

No money just time to spend

An old Chevy and a couple friends

Oh how I wish that I could go back in time

Just to love you again

Just to love you again

Just to love you again

Just to love you again

Oh how I wish that I could go back in time



Produced by Kid Rock and Dann Huff
Mixed by Justin Niebank, Al Sutton, and Kid Rock
Recorded at Blackbird Studios by Justin Niebank
Digital Editing by Sean Neff & David Huff
Production Coordination for Dann Huff by Mike “Frog” Griffith
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Electric Guitars: Marlon Young, Adam Shoenfeld and Dann Huff
Acoustic Guitar: Marlon Young
Steel Guitar: Dan Dugmore
Organ: Charlie Judge
Bass: Jimmie Lee Sloas
Drums: Dorian Crozier
Drum Programming: Kid Rock and David Huff
Tambourine: Kid Rock

Background Vocals: Kid Rock, Jimmie Bones, Laura Creamer, Shaun Murphy, Barbara Payton and Russell Terrell


Good Times, Cheap Wine

Good Times, Cheap Wine

(R.J. Ritchie/M. Young)


(R.J. Ritchie/M. Young)


I ain’t never been a champagne drinking man
And I ain’t never been a Coldplay music fan
I ain’t never gonna fit into skinny jeans
And Coachella honey really ain’t my kind of scene


I like some good times, cheap wine, back beat rock and roll
I’m like fine wine, sunshine, baby I never get old
If you’re lookin’ for a hot mess, honey well here I am
Hey you can try to change me or love me just the way I am

I ain’t never gonna have four million friends
And I ain’t never gonna follow the latest trends
I don’t wanna read your Facebook posts or tweets
I just wanna hold you close and feel your heart beat


I like some good times, cheap wine, back beat rock and roll
I’m like fine wine, sunshine, baby I never get old
If you’re lookin’ for a hot mess, honey well here I am
Hey you can try to change me or love me just the way I am

I want to squeeze you, hug you, shake you and make you scream
I want to dance all night with you by the record machine


I like some good times, cheap wine, back beat rock and roll
I’m like fine wine, sunshine, baby I never get old
I like some good times, cheap wine, back beat rock and roll
I’m like fine wine, sunshine, baby I never get old


If you’re lookin’ for a hot mess, honey well here I am
You can try to change me or love me just the way I am
You can try to change me or love me just the way I am
You can try to change me or love me, love me just the way I am


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Additional engineering by Seth Morton at Blackbird Studios
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Electric Guitars: Kid Rock and Gordy Quist
Acoustic Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Slide Guitar: Ed Jurdi
Piano: Trevor Nealon
Drums: Dorian Crozier
Drum Programming, Tambourine and Shakers: Kid Rock
Horns: Dave McMurray and Reyse Biggs
Cigar Box Guitar - Kid Rock
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman, Stacy Michelle and Jessica Wagner-Cowan


Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

(R.J. Ritchie)

I like the French braids in your hair
And them faded blue jeans that you wear
I like to watch you shoot your guns
And I like the way you love having fun, oh baby

I like the way you turn me on
Just like an old Keith Whitley song
I like the way you shake it, work it
Ten out of ten baby you’re perfect

You know the sun is shining on Kentucky
They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me
And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash

I like the way you hold my hand
And play just like my baby grand
I like how you don’t give a damn
And love me just the way I am, the way I am

You know the sun is shining on Kentucky
They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me
And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash
And lay you down in that blue grass

That certain smile hey girl you own it
Come lay your head here next to mine
You know I cherish every moment
And I love you till the end of time, end of time, end of time

You know the sun is shining on Kentucky
They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me
And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash

Sun is shining on Kentucky
They’re drinking bourbon by the batch
I walk that line because you love me
And I wanna be your Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash

And lay you down in that blue grass
And lay you down in that blue grass
And lay you down in that blue grass


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Piano, Drums, Tambourine and Shakers: Kid Rock
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman, Stacy Michelle and Jessica Wagner-Cowan


Ain’t Enough Whiskey

Ain’t Enough Whiskey

(R.J. Ritchie/M. Young)

They talk about money, talk about jobs
Talk about religion and playing the odds
Talk about freedom, talk about faith
They talking ’bout taking my guns away
Monkeys in suits writing laws and rules, they just bicker and fight
But I ain’t gotta listen to them goddamn fools ’cause I know what’s right

Ain’t enough whiskey, women and wine
Ain’t enough money, stitches and time
Moonshine honey, little white line
Ain’t enough change to change my mind
Rock on

They talk about the greedy, talk about the poor
They talking ’bout sending my daughter to war
Talk about spending, talk about pay, they talk about defending the NSA
Monkeys in suits writing laws and rules, there’s no end in sight
But I ain’t gotta listen to them goddamn fools ’cause I know what’s right

Ain’t enough whiskey, women and wine
Ain’t enough money, stitches and time
Moonshine honey, little white line
Ain’t enough change to change my mind

I might be crazy but I ain’t no fool
I got them red-blooded white boy blues

Ain’t enough whiskey, women and wine
Ain’t enough money, stitches and time
Moonshine honey, little white line
Ain’t enough change to change my mind

Ain’t enough whiskey, women and wine
Ain’t enough money, stitches and time
Moonshine honey, little white line
Ain’t enough change to change my mind


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Electric Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Slide Guitar: Ed Jurdi
Electric Piano and Organ: Trevor Nealon
Drums: Richard Millsap
Tambourine: Kid Rock
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman, Stacy Michelle and Jessica Wagner-Cowan


Drinking Beer With Dad

Drinking Beer With Dad

(R.J. Ritchie)

It’s the simple things in life
But life ain’t so simple right
Times get hard and people can make you mad
But I remember when I was young
I couldn’t wait to turn 21
To sit in the backyard sun and drink beer with dad


Drinking beer with dad
Out there on the back porch swinging
Drinking beer with dad
Picking my guitar and grinning


We’d hem and haw, we’d cuss and fight
But that’s where I learned life’s best advice
We’d talk about when I was young and bad
Sometimes he’d make me fightin’ mad
The best education I ever had
Was out there on the back porch drinking beer with dad


Nowadays most things have changed
This whole world is heading down the drain
There’s no God in schools
Totin' guns is the latest fad
A little discipline would sure be nice
A little lesson in wrong and right
Maybe it’s time young man to have a beer with dad


Drinking beer with dad
Out there on the back porch swinging
Drinking beer with dad
Picking my guitar and singing


I’d play him songs all through the night
Like praise the Lord I saw the light
We’d stay up late and make mom mad
But half the time we’d just laugh and laugh
Some of the best times I ever had
Was out there on the back porch drinking beer with dad


Now son I’m so damn proud of you
And the young man you’ve turned into
You’re the best son a father could ever have
And though your grandpa’s done past on
Soon you’ll be 21
So come on the back porch son and have a beer with dad


Drinking beer with dad
Out there on the back porch swinging
Drinking beer with dad
Picking our guitars and grinning
We’ll hem and haw, we’ll cuss and fight
But I’ll pass along life’s best advice
We’ll talk about your old granddad
The things he gave us he never had
I wish forever our time could last
I wish this world wouldn’t move so fast
Out here on the back porch
Out here on the back porch drinking beer with dad


Produced by Kid Rock and Dann Huff
Mixed by Justin Niebank, Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at Blackbird Studios by Justin Niebank
Digital Editing by Sean Neff & David Huff
Production Coordination for Dann Huff by Mike “Frog” Griffith
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound


Electric Guitars: Marlon Young, Adam Shoenfeld and Dann Huff
Acoustic Guitar: Marlon Young
Steel Guitar: Dan Dugmore
Mandolin: Dann Huff
Piano Jimmie Bones
Organ and Accordion: Charlie Judge
Bass: Jimmie Lee Sloas
Drums: Dorian Crozier
Drum Programming: Kid Rock and David Huff
Tambourine: Kid Rock
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman and Jessica Wagner-Cowan


Good Time Lookin’ for Me

Good Time Lookin’ for Me

(R.J. Ritchie/M. Young)

I’m gonna find a highway or back road I could roll on
Put some weight in the tank now and fire up my favorite song
I’m gonna ride to nowhere or anywhere I can be free, yeah
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me


I’m gonna find the crossroads and wash Mississippi clean
And deal that devil his due me and old Jimmy Beam
I’m gonna find some white lines and follow them wherever they lead
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me


A juke joint jumpin’ with whiskey flowing like a river, yeah
A cowboy band with a banjo picker and a fiddler, yeah
I’m gonna look under every stone and shake every tree
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me


I’m gonna keep on moving even if I have to thumb my way
I’m so tired of feuding and watching my life slip away
Now I don’t really care if it’s New York or Tennessee
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me



A juke joint jumpin’ with whiskey flowing like a river, yeah
A cowboy band with a banjo picker and a fiddler, yeah
I’m gonna look under every stone and shake every tree
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me


I said baby, baby, baby don’t you wanna go?
I said baby, baby, baby don’t you wanna go?


I got my hand on the throttle, I’m telling you I’m on my way
I can’t wait for tomorrow or sit around for Judgment Day
And I could care less about anywhere that I gotta be
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me
Cuz I know somewhere there’s a good time lookin’ for me


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Additional Engineering by Seth Morton at Blackbird Studios
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound


Acoustic Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Fiddle: Larry Franklin
Piano: Charlie Judge
Drums: Dorian Crozier
Drum Programming, Tambourine and Shakers: Kid Rock
Background Vocals: Kid Rock and Herschel Boone


Best of Me

Best of Me

(R.J. Ritchie/M. Young)


I can’t sing like Marvin Gaye, no
I can’t play that grand piano
I never was at the top of my class
I never threw no touchdown pass
All I got is cut glass to stand on
Cuz I never planned on getting my hands on
No kind of cash or a woman like you
That could last the whole life through
But now that you’re here, it seems so clear


Now I ain’t got no southern mansion
And I ain’t much good at slow dancing
I never swam the English Channel
And people they say I’m hard to handle
Cuz I’m like a candle in the wind
But where you end is where I begin
And I never win cuz I’m good at losing
And thank the Lord I’m good at choosing
Cuz now that you’re here, it seems so clear


When the lights go down and the music plays
I feel like a king that could sing for days
I know sometimes that we don’t always agree
They scream for more and the more I give
It takes a toll on the way we live
Please forgive me baby and try and see
Yeah try and see
Please try and see
That you get the best of me


Now I didn’t make no reservations
And I didn’t plan no great vacation
Cuz I’ve been chasing rain drops falling
Running from love when it keeps calling
And I know you think I’m just playing the field
But let me show you girl what’s real
Cuz I’m all in like a crazy gambler
And though I don’t have all the answers
Now that you’re here, it seems so clear


When the lights go down and the music plays
I feel like a king that could sing for days
I know sometimes that we don’t always agree
They scream for more and the more I give
It takes a toll on the life we live
Please forgive me baby and try and see
Yeah try and see
Please try and see
That you get the best of me


When the lights go down and the music plays
I feel like a king that could sing for days
I know sometimes that we don’t always agree
They scream for more and the more I give
It takes a toll on the life we live
Please forgive me baby and try and see
Yeah try and see
Please try and see
That you get the best of me
Best of me
Best of me
You get the best of me
Best of me
Best of me
You get the best of me
You get the best of me


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound


Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Electric Guitars: Gordy Quist and Ed Jurdi
Electric Piano: Trevor Nealon
Drums: Richard Millsap
Shakers and Synth: Kid Rock
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman and Jesica Wagner-Cowan


One More Song

One More Song

One More Song

(R.J. Ritchie)


It’s so damn fine to see you once again
It’s been so long and I sure could use a friend
My baby left me high and dry last evening
And all I can do is try and stop the bleeding
I got no money and feel so alone and I ain’t got much to say
I should be headed home right now but I think I’d rather stay
So play one more song, turn up the radio
And play one more song cuz I’m not ready to go, oh no


She was a hot little hooker and I wonder where she gone
Had a smile like summer and her legs were firm and long
She dressed to kill and she loved to rock n roll
She trashed my name and then she stole my soul
She said forever is what we’d be, but that ain’t what went down
So please won’t you have a friend in me and pour me another round


And play one more song
Some old time rock n roll
Yeah play one more song
But don’t play nothing slow
I don’t wanna hear them old sad songs cuz that’d just make me cry
I just wanna drink and dance all night and let the music be my guide yeah


I’m gonna call the band up and head out on the road
Cuz I got music deep inside my soul
I’m gonna sing from the heart and try to spark some change
Cuz good time music helps to ease the pain
And when the lights go down and the crowd gets loud, I’m gonna let her go
And if it feels right, I’ll stay all night if you’re not ready to go, if no one’s ready to go


I’ll play one more song, some back beat blue-eyed soul
I’ll play one more song, some Alabama Muscle Shoals
I’ll play one more song cuz I’m not ready to go
I’ll play one more song and ease my troubled soul
I don’t really care who’s wrong or right but I don’t wanna be alone tonight


So play one more song
Play one more song
Play one more song
Play one more song
Baby now, one more song
Sing it now, one more song
Play one more song


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar: Marlon Young
Bass: Darrel “Peanut” Smith
Wah Guitar, Drums, Drum Programming, Tambourine and Turntable Cuts: Kid Rock
Horns: Reyse Biggs and Dave McMurray
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman and Jessica Wagner-Cowan


Jesus and Bocephus

Jesus and Bocephus

(R.J. Ritchie/J. Orr)


Sometimes I’ve had too much to drink
Get all stoned and play some Hank
I guess that’s just the way I am
And I love the man from Galilee, because he died for you and me
I met them both in Dixie Land

Cuz I got Jesus and Bocephus
They both help me to live my life
I went from Jim Beam to my Bible
With Jesus and Bocephus right there by my side

When the water all turned into wine, I lost my mind for a time
I felt them both holding my hand
And lookin’ through these blood shot eyes
Praise the Lord I saw the light
Two sets of footprints in the sand

Cuz I got Jesus and Bocephus
They both help me to live my life
I went from Jim Beam to my Bible
With Jesus and Bocephus right here by my side
I was cashin’ in, I was castin’ stones
I was lost in sin, I was on my own
Now I don’t feel alone

Cuz I got Jesus and Bocephus
They both help me to live my life
I went from Jim Beam to my Bible
With Jesus and Bocephus right here by my side
With Jesus and Bocephus right here, right here until the day I die
With Jesus and Bocephus


Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Additional Engineering by Seth Morton at Blackbird Studios
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar: Marlon Young
Fiddle: Larry Franklin
Piano and Keys: Kid Rock
Organ: Charlie Judge
Background Vocals: Kid Rock and Stacy Michelle


Explicit Bonus Track: FOAD

Explicit Bonus Track: FOAD

(R.J. Ritchie/E. Jurdi/G. Quist)


I heard that you been talking ‘bout me
Walkin’ round without a tear in your eye, eyes, eyes
Airing out my dirty laundry while trying to suck my well bone dry, dry, dry
You ain’t nothing but complicated
Everything you preach is a lie
Everything I try you hate it
So baby why don’t you just fuck off and die

I heard that you been speaking softly
Trying to toss my good name under the bus, bus, bus
Creeping ‘round with everybody
Hey baby whatever happened to trust, trust, trust

You ain’t nothing but complicated
Every time you love it’s a lie
You got me so damn agitated
So baby why don’t you just fuck off and die
Fuck off and die
All your lies and hatred
Fuck off and die
All the good times wasted
Die for the good yeah die for the bad
Die for the memories we’ll never have
C’est la vie adios fuck off and die

I’m giving you an ultimatum
Cuz I ain’t gonna watch you break him down, down, down
You told me you were trying to save him
But all you did was sit back and watch him drown, drown, drown
The truth is far from how you played it
Everything you said was a lie
All this time I watched you fake it
So baby why don’t you just fuck off and
You ain’t nothing but complicated
You put me down every time I try
You’re so damn jealous I finally made it
So baby why don’t you just fuck off and die
So baby now you can kiss my ass goodbye
Yeah fuck off and die


Electric Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion and Drum Programming: Kid Rock
Piano: Trevor Nealon
Violin: Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Joanna Maurer, Hyunju Lee, Annaliesa Place, Suzanne Ornstein, Laura Frautchi, Liz Lim, Jung Sun Yoo and David Southorn
Viola: Shmuel Katz, Vivek Kamath and Remi Pelletier
Cello: Alan Stepansky, Mihai Marica and Wendy Sutter
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman, Stacy Michelle and Jessica Wagner-Cowan

Strings Arranged and Conducted by Rob Mathes
Contracted by Sandra Park
Concertmaster: Lisa Kim
Music Prep: Mike and Lori Casteel

Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Strings Recorded by Alex Venguer at Avatar Recording Studios, NYC
Assisted by Aki Nishimura
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound


Clean Bonus Track: Say Goodbye

Say Goodbye

(R.J. Ritchie/B. Seger/E. Jurdi/G. Quist)

We haven’t really talked about it
All we do is walk around it now
I hate to say I’ve thought about it
I wish that we could make this work somehow
It’s not really complicated
I can hear it when you sigh
Comes a time we have to face it
Maybe it’s just time to say goodbye

Lately I can feel us drifting
Even though the good outweighs the bad
Feels like our world is shifting, but yet you are the best I’ve ever had
I still love to watch you sleeping
I still see that look in your eye
But there’s seeing and believing
And maybe it’s just time to say goodbye

Say goodbye, to all the times we treasure
Say goodbye, let the chips fall where they lie
Say goodbye, to things we cannot measure
Walk away, say goodbye

I’ll remember you forever
I’ll remember every single year
Running through the rain and laughing
And later in our bed with you so near
And I know when I am older
And the clouds fill up the sky
I may look over my shoulder
And know I was too young to say goodbye
Years from now when I am older
I may sit and wonder why
Will I look over my shoulder
And know I was too young to say goodbye
I was just too young to say goodbye
Say goodbye

Produced by Kid Rock
Mixed by Al Sutton and Kid Rock
Recorded at the Allen Roadhouse Studio by Al Sutton and Mike E Clark
Strings on Track 10 Recorded by Alex Venguer at Avatar Recording Studios, NYC
Assisted by Aki Nishimura
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Electric Guitar and Bass: Marlon Young
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion and Drum Programming: Kid Rock
Piano: Trevor Nealon
Violin: Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Joanna Maurer, Hyunju Lee, Annaliesa Place, Suzanne Ornstein, Laura Frautchi, Liz Lim, Jung Sun Yoo and David Southorn
Viola: Shmuel Katz, Vivek Kamath and Remi Pelletier
Cello: Alan Stepansky, Mihai Marica and Wendy Sutter
Background Vocals: Herschel Boone, Shannon Curfman, Stacy Michelle and Jessica Wagner-Cowan

Strings Arranged and Conducted by Rob Mathes
Contracted by Sandra Park
Concertmaster: Lisa Kim
Music Prep: Mike and Lori Casteel

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