Good-Hearted Woman

Good Hearted Woman, by Bo Bice

Good-Hearted Woman is a tribute to some of the most important people in Bo’s life. Bo’s written a number of deeply personal songs, but this one doesn’t haven’t any of the enigmatic imagery or artistic license that sometimes make you wonder just what he’s talking about. It’s straight to the point, and straight to the heart.

Just who is your ‘Good Hearted Woman’?

The inspiration behind the song was my mother and my grandmother and my wife. There’s one verse each for them, and that song is the first song that I wrote for this album. It was after I was recovering from some surgeries. I could hardly pick my guitar up because I had staples all up my stomach. I remember just trying to muster the strength to play my 12-string guitar and that song just kinda wrote itself that night. It’s a special song, and as far as naming it after a Waylon song, I always look at that stuff as sacrilege because I’m a big fan of Waylon and Willie [Nelson] and Merle [Haggard]. But also, hey, somebody types in ‘Good Hearted Woman’ in their iTunes, old Bo Bice pops up right by Waylon, and that ain’t too bad!

Video

Bo talks about his Good Hearted Woman in a video interview

Watch Bo sing the album version of Good Hearted Woman at Amazon.

Lyrics

My mother was just 21, all alone with a son of gun she roamed
Spent some nights sleeping in our car, cheap hotels and seedy bars
As it came to pass so was my road
She’s a good-hearted woman with a heart of gold that always understands
That good hearted woman is making life the best way she can

My grandaddy said when I was 9, boy I raised you on that the southern pride and so
Taught me how to fish and how to fight, when I was wrong and what was right
But the greatest story that he ever told
Was of a good-hearted woman with a heart of gold that always understands
That good hearted woman is making life the best way she can

Pretty wives and fancy cars, I’ve paid my dues and got some scars to say
There ain’t a thing that I regret and I hope to laugh at all of this
When I’m sitting on my front porch old and gray
With my good-hearted woman with a heart of gold that always understands
My good hearted woman is making life the best way she can
My good hearted woman sure loves a hard-headed man