As Blake Shelton is making the rounds promoting his upcoming album, Texoma Shore, the Oklahoma native released a new track from the album, “I Lived It.”
The new tune, written by Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins and Ross Copperman, has Shelton talking about missing the good ol’ days and thinking about the past times that made him who he is today.
“Oh, you think I’m talking crazy / In a different language you might not understand / Oh, that’s alright / That’s just the kind of life that made me who I am / Just taking my mind on a visit / Back in time ’cause I miss it / You wouldn’t know how to love it like I love it / Unless you lived it / And man, I lived it,” Shelton sings in the chorus.
“I feel like ‘I Lived It’ is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever had the chance to record,” said Shelton. “This is something that takes me back to my childhood and I think it’s going to take a lot of people back. As I’ve had the chance to play this album for people early on, that’s the song that really stands out to everybody… it’s hard to listen to without relating to it. It’s hard not to fall in love with this song.”
After performing “I’ll Name The Dogs” and “I Lived It” on the “TODAY” show during their Halloween episode, the 41-year-old took to Instagram to announce the new track saying, “Just surprised our friends at @todayshow.. “I Lived It” out today!!”
Texoma Shore, due out Friday, Nov. 3, is Shelton’s 11th studio album which features the lead track “I’ll Name The Dogs” and “At The House.”