Moonlight Social
Moonlight Social
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Country - Contemporary | Austin, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 54   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Sugarland, The Civil Wars

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54

Song Description

"Rub A Little Dirt On It" is an award-winning song by country duo Moonlight Social. Their first new single since their debut record in 2012, "Rub A Little Dirt On It" was named the Best Country Song in the 2015 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition. Country music historian and music row staple Robert K. Oermann had this to say when he heard the song: "These two Texans can sure-nuff sing. This funky little thang is produced to provide plenty of space for their flawless harmonizing. I have liked this Jeremy-and-Jennica team in the past. This new single makes me positive that they deserve stardom. Somebody sign these folks up for the Big Time." An every-man song inspired by the old saying it takes its name from, "Rub A Little Dirt On It" was written from a place when the duo remembers wishing they had been given the same advice. Not meant to downplay struggles, this musical motivation acknowledges troubles and emboldens moving on with a wink and a smile.

Story Behind the Song

Moonlight Social's Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott co-wrote this song with a fellow Texan, Jo-Leah Tilbury, up in Nashville, Tennessee. It all started with the old saying all three had grown up hearing, that when you fall down and bust yourself up, you get up, rub a little dirt on it, and keep moving. Jeremy had wanted to write that title for awhile, and he started working on the guitar line immediately when they decided to give it a go. Jo-Leah envisioned a certain groove, and Jennica helped nail down the chorus melody as the song effortlessly flowed out. After playing the tune for several different people, it became clear "Rub A Little Dirt On It" was a great way to re-introduce the band to their fans -- and gain some new ones. It was the first new music release since 2012, and was immediately received with critical acclaim.

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Lyrics

Well, you had a hell of a week
The kind that makes you wonder if six feet under
Is the only place to get some peace
You say you're tired of getting knocked down
You get so fed up trying to keep your head up
Just to end up back on the ground

Sometimes, you gotta get over your worries
And get your hands dirty, that's life
You swear it cuts you to the bone
But really it's stones and sticks
Nothing that some dirt won't fix
You gotta rub a little dirt on it.

Don't be scared of messing up your brand new kicks
Do a little off-roading, to get to where you're going
You're gonna have to step in it

Sometimes, you gotta get over your worries
And get your boots dirty, that's life
You swear it cuts you to the bone
But really it's stones and sticks
Nothing that some dirt won't fix
You gotta rub a little dirt on it

And if you're feeling all hung out to dry
Believe me, we're all hanging out on the same line

Sometimes, you gotta get over your worries
And get your hands dirty, that's life
You swear it cuts you to the bone
But really it's stones and sticks
Nothing that some dirt won't fix
You gotta rub a little dirt on it.

Song Length
2:50
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female
Moods
Welcoming, Sociable

Subject Matter
Encouragement, Recovery

Similar Artists
Sugarland, Lady Antebellum
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Jeremy Burchard, Jennica Scott, Jo-Leah Tilbury
Music Credits Jeremy Burchard
Producer Credits Jeremy Burchard, Kelly Schoenfeld
Publisher Credits Jeremy Burchard Publishing, Jennica Scott Publishing, I'm Write Music
Performance Credits Jeremy Burchard, Jennica Scott
Label Credits Moonlight Social LLC