I had a few lines in my head for the first verse (#true stories). My sisters and I love to laugh and tell about the funny things we as farm girls say and do. My brother restores old Ford trucks, and once at a car show my sister nonchalantly asked this guy how big the lift was on his truck. He stood there for a few moments acting completely dumbfounded then said, “That is the hottest thing a chick has ever asked me. Only you Fernaux girls would know about a lift kit OR ask about it!”
Another time my sister and I drove a truck and trailer to San Antonio to pick up a load of furniture. When we arrived at the warehouse I asked where they would be loading from. The worker said, “Dock #2. Do you need me to back up your trailer?” I said “No thanks, I got it.” And (as practice makes perfect) I backed the trailer right up to his dock on the first try! I jumped out of the truck and ran back to where he was standing in disbelief. He said, “I’ve never seen a man back up a trailer that fast or that perfectly! Where are you from young lady? You have to be a farm girl!”
And that’s how my first verse came to be….
She put a six inch lift kit
on her daddy’s old Ford truck
She’s got a boat hooked on the hitch
and she can back it up
She’s a FARM GIRL…
When I sent Paul the first verse, he laughed and said “Oh yes, and farm girls can back up everything they do and say!” Paul grew up on a ranch so I knew he was the perfect co-writer for Farm Girl. He quickly came back with the second verse:
She can drive a stick shift
four on the floor
a v8 or slant 6
and she can change the oil
I said “Yaaaaaasssss!!” The first truck I learned to drive was a manual 1979 Ford F-150 and I learned how to change the oil in that pickup, our family car, the tractors, irrigation engines- everything with a motor. So at 10 o’clock the night before going in to the studio, Paul and I are sitting at my kitchen table hammering out the bridge and my producer Wyatt is calling saying “Are y’all gonna get that song done or do I need to come help ya?!”
She’s a farm Girl..
from Texas up to North Dakota
a farm girl..
God broke the mold when he made her
a farm girl…
can the chick get a hallelujah..
She’s a farm girl…
P.S. I love you Paul! Thanks for making this song rock! – Big thanks to Wyatt my producer for being a magician in the studio, bringing it to life, and encouraging me to release it as my first single off my second album.