But You Oughta

Story Behind The Song

My cowriter came to me with the idea and a great melody. We wrote it in one afternoon....and had several re-writes and came up with this. We had the demo done at Beaird's studio in Nashville.

Song Description

We are all faced with choices on a regular basis. We all want to make the right choice, but every once in a while you need to take a chance and go for it!

Song Length 3:30 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Restless Subject Freedom, Conformity
Similar Artists Blake Shelton Language English
Era 2000 and later


© 2013
R. VanVooren / J. Brehmer

Sittin' on that old wood dock
Underneath the clear sky, cool night, moonlight shinin' on her
Heartbeats bustin' through our chests
Both knew what we wanted next, probably best, not to head on in the water
.......... But we oughta

Sometimes we're given a chance
When your head says no, but the heart begs yes
Throw out all that common sense
And do just what you wanna

But that little voice inside your head
Says take a right when you're turnin' left
Making yourself second guess
Would I ?, Could I ?, Should I ?,.....
But You Oughta, (ooooh,...), But You Oughta

Stranded at a crossroads
In that old pickup truck, we were stuck, outta luck and gasoline
Crank up that old radio
Gotta couple ways to go, take it slow, she was holdin' on to me
Her Momma would never believe,... But she oughta


Can't always do what the good book says
'Cuz it ain't life, without a little mess,...
So ya do what ya gotta do / just to get ya through / what ya oughta do


Jay Brehmer 3725 S Boyd Ct. Appleton, WI 54915 920-378-5147

Lyrics J. Brehmer & R. VanVooren Music J. Brehmer & R. VanVooren
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