Let These 30 Zach Bryan Lyrics Play On Your Heartstrings
An honorably discharged navy seal, Zach Bryan has a lot to say and is not afraid to express this through his music, with his lyrics resonating for many people. Read 30 lyrics taken from some of his greatest songs.
Singer-songwriter Zach Bryan was officially introduced to making music when he received his first guitar at 14 years old; it was not long after this that he could play and write songs. No one expected this Oklahoma native to become a country music star. Instead, he saw a future in the navy, enlisting as soon as he was allowed to do so.
During his free time at the navy, he played music, and during his time off from the navy, he and his companions decided to make some music together simply for fun.
This decision ended up in his first debut album, "DeAnn." Gaining positive feedback for the album, he continued to release albums such as "Elisabeth" in 2020 and the triple album "American Heartbreak" in 2022.
Read these 30 touching lyrics below from some of his greatest songs.
Zach Bryan’s quote from "Condemned": “And the girls that walk downtown are like some stars that fell to earth/ They like the veins in my arms, the story in my hurt” |Image: AmoDays
Lyrics from Zach Bryan's Most Popular Songs
"Remember northwest mountains that were snow-capped in June
You were napping on my arms on a Sunday afternoon
But babe, I've gotta heal myself from the things I've never felt
Repression is my heaven, but I'd rather go through hell"
— "From Austin" by Zach Bryan
"I'm movin' at God speed
Only God and my mama know what I need
And I feel the hardwood floors on my knees
As I beg you just to take it easy on me"
— "God Speed" by Zach Bryan
"I'd like to get lost on some old back road
Find a shade tree and a honey hole
And talk to my grandpa again
And I see God in everything
The trees and pain and nights in the spring."
— "Burn, Burn, Burn" by Zach Bryan
"Boys we've got a riser, a riser in our midst
He will get the last laugh if it's the last thing he did
And he used to roll around in that red dirt mud
But now he's skipping town and that riser's out for blood"
— "Heading South" by Zach Bryan
"And the girls that walk downtown are like some stars that fell to earth
They like the veins in my arms, the story in my hurt”
— "Condemned" by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan's lyrics from "Heading South": "Boys we've got a riser, a riser in our midst/ He will get the last laugh if it's the last thing he did/ And he used to roll around in that red dirt mud/But now he’s skipping town and that riser's out for blood” | Image: AmoDays
Romantic Lyrics from Zach Bryan's Most Popular Songs
"And I miss the way you followed
When you jaywalked in the street
How you always talked more trash
Than any boy bad mouthing me"
— "Letting Someone Go" by Zach Bryan
"Well I heard you died out in Cheyenne
With my mother's ring on your hand
A note in your pocket
Said 'I'll love you till I die'"
— "Open The Gate" by Zach Bryan
"If you leave today, I'll just stare at the way
The orange touches all things around
The grass trees and dew, how I just hate you
Please turn those headlights around"
— "Something in the Orange" by Zach Bryan
"Find someone who grows flowers in the darkest parts of you
Take heed when things get hard and don't you ever turn around
'Cause you'll find someone, someday, somewhere
That grows you to the clouds"
— "Sun to Me" by Zach Bryan
"And I've been roofing houses atop of homes I can't afford
But I'm saving all my pennies and I'm praying to the Lord
One day we'll make it through all this barely gettin' by
I'm taking out my woman and we're dancing barefoot tonight"
— "Quittin' Time" by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan’s lyrics from "Letting Someone Go”: "And I miss the way you followed/ When you jaywalked in the street/ How you always talked more trash/ Than any boy bad mouthing me” | Image: AmoDays
Zach Bryan's Lyrics from Hidden Gems
"There's a fire burnin' in the basement
That I'd only stoke for you
Freeze my whole life
If you felt warmth all the way through
You have given hope
Where hope is hard to find
Hate the man I am
But I'll love him when you're mine"
— "Mine" by Zach Bryan
"Your tears smeared from your makeup
And we are here in the wake of
A fire burning down our love
And I feel a filth now
I feel it deep within my bones"
— "Cold Blooded" by Zach Bryan
"Gather round this table boys
Bring your shame. I'll lose my voice
Screaming at the gods about the bad we've done
Merle said mama tried but the prison still won
Your transgressions are mine as well
Anger grows in my bones if you could not tell"
— "Revival" by Zach Bryan
"I've heard all the stories of you back in your prime
How you held all your pride in hands stained
And you'd go to work for breadcrumbs and dirt
So your kids could stand tall in their name"
— "Old Man" by Zach Bryan
"When you told me you'd hold it
My late mama's ring
And I'd sneak away at the end of each day
To write sonnets for you I could sing"
— "Shivers Down Spines" by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan’s lyrics from "Crooked Teeth”: "And I would ride through Colorado on a rocky stretch of road/ With no one who loves me as far as telephone poles go/ I wish I was a trusted man, but a trusted man is weak/The only thing worth trusting is some brass through crooked teeth” | Image: AmoDays
"Well, the curves down your back
Remind me of those railroad tracks
That we jump and not look back
In our youth
And the brown in your eyes
Reminds me of those morning skies
Where the sun would try to hide
Behind the roof
The way those rivers flow in July
Keeps the lakes from going dry
It reminds me of what you do to my
— "Moon in Oklahoma" by Zach Bryan
"All the moments that we've been through
All the memories we've made
I don't think God'd be willing
To come down here and save
Some heathens from the flatlands"
— "Flying or Crying" by Zach Bryan
"Then I'll get on the road again
At another chance at fitting in
But fitting in to kids like me is dyin'"
— "Ninth Cloud" by Zach Bryan
"I can tell you've got a lost soul
But you like it that way"
— "Wild One" by Zach Bryan
"You bring heaven down to me
Coarse it through my blood as I breathe
I bet the Angel's jealous of a girl I know
She takes my stain and makes me
White as snow
White as snow"
— "Snow" by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan’s lyrics from “Messed Up Kid” : "Well I guess old men on the street/Proves that time really does fly/And I guess pawn shop diamond rings/Proves that girls love goodbyes" | Image: AmoDays
"I love it when you're laughing
Sprawled out on a picnic chair
Restless in my mind dies out
When you're right here"
— "Hope Again" by Zach Bryan
"And I hope the world don't mind all the simple things I ask
Like a porch with good lighting and to hear my lady laugh"
— "Leaving" by Zach Bryan
"How do I make you fall in love with me?
Is it lost in the emptiness of apathy?
Should I fight for it like war, should I nail it down to the boards
Or do I live in a love I'm dying for?"
— "Loom" by Zach Bryan
"Well I guess old men on the street
Proves that time really does fly
And I guess pawn shop diamond rings
Proves that girls love goodbyes."
— "Messed Up Kid" by Zach Bryan
"And I would ride through Colorado on a rocky stretch of road
With no one who loves me as far as telephone poles go
I wish I was a trusted man, but a trusted man is weak
The only thing worth trusting is some brass through crooked teeth"
— "Crooked Teeth" by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan’s lyrics from ”Leaving”: "And I hope the world don’t mind all the simple things I ask/ Like a porch with good lighting and to hear my lady laugh" | Image: AmoDays
"Cause I will give you all the love
God's given me to borrow"
— "Hell Or Highwater" by Zach Bryan
"And I don't think those city girls are right for me
'Cause I don't fall for shallow pleasantries
And the conversation's nice but all the talkin' don't seem right
To a soul that prefers silence and the trees"
— "Hopefully" by Zach Bryan
"They told you it would go quick but you never tend to listen
Don't you miss your mama boy hummin' hymnals in the kitchen
The concrete is the same here as it is in Rogers County
I bet them boys are doin' fine runnin' roads without me
Don't you miss the days when we'd sneak Jack in football games
No one in this town remembers my name anyway"
— "Driving" by Zach Bryan
"If you were the darkness, then she'd be the sun
There's some things in life that you can not outrun
The fact that she was meant for so much more than you"
— "A Boy Like You" by Zach Bryan
"Well the fire in your blood is showin' through your eyes
The evil in your bones is takin' its time
And your head told your heart it had enough today
Anita's dead upstairs with the dreams on the way"
— "Anita" by Zach Bryan
Zach Bryan’s lyrics from”Sun to Me": "Find someone who grows flowers in the darkest parts of you/ Take heed when things get hard and don't you ever turn around/ 'Cause you'll find someone, someday, somewhere/ That grows you to the clouds”
Bryan's latest and triple-album "American Heartbreak" was released in May of this year. According to the artist, the album explores the past half-decade of his life.
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