You Take Yourself With You

You Take Yourself With You, written by Bo Bice and D. Scott Miller, was the first (and only) single off the album 3. The song barely brushed the lower reaches of the country radio charts, but the music video did quite well on GAC and CMT countdown shows.

While another album cut, Good-Hearted Woman, was a shout-out to Bo’s mom, this one pays tribute to his Dad’s influence.

“The chorus of the song is loosely based around something my Dad told me,” Bo tells The Boot. “My Dad would say, ‘Bo, in life, always treat people like you want to be treated, but don’t ever expect it back. Work hard every day and know that you have got to look yourself in the mirror. It doesn’t matter how far you go or how high you fly, you take yourself with you every day, and you’ve got to live with yourself.'”

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Lyrics

I hate this town, I can’t even count the reasons
Don’t know where I’m bound, all I know is that I’m leaving
Down a dusty road that’s been calling me for years
Daddy just shook his head, Mama was fighting back the tears
I said time to go, there aint nothing left but leaving
When you know you know, you just can’t fight that feeling

You can climb the highest mountain, go where no one’s ever gone
On a crowded city sidewalk, you might find yourself alone
In the middle of the desert, anywhere the wind blows
Son you take yourself with you, wherever you go

Got a taste of the city life, and them rollin’ hills
Man, them LA nights, gave this country boy a thrill
But I never felt right, like I ever fit in
So I kept moving on, now it’s time to roll again
When it’s time to go, there aint nothing left but leaving
When you know you know, like the changing of the seasons

You can climb the highest mountain, go where no one’s ever gone
On a crowded city sidewalk, you might find yourself alone
In the middle of the desert, anywhere the wind blows
Son you take yourself with you, wherever you go

Now I found out the hard way, and I made my own mistakes
But my Daddy’s words were with me every step of the way

You can climb the highest mountain, go where no one’s ever gone
On a crowded city sidewalk, you might find yourself alone
In the middle of the desert, anywhere the wind blows
Son you take yourself with you, wherever you go
Son you take yourself with you, wherever you go