Kid Rock is best known for his sound, which mixes genres as diverse as country, rock and hip-hop. His lyrics are just as diverse, ranging from boastful to heartfelt and contemplative. Here are just eight of Kid Rocks greatest song lyrics.
Number Eight: ‘I Am the Bullgod’
Lyric: “Cause I’m the bullgod you understand/ The illegitimate son of man/ The T-O-P to the D-O-G/ Or the P-O-T to the G-O-D.” Although this song is very boastful and a bit satanic, this line is fairly cleaver. Most artists will play around with a phrase, but here he turns it upside down and spells it backwards, and it still makes sense, for him.
Number Seven: ‘Amen’
Lyric: “But faith in human nature, our creator and our savior/ I’m no saint/ But I believe in what is right// Stop pointing fingers and take some blame/ Pull your future away from the flame/ Open up your mind and start to live/ Stop short changing your neighbors/ Living off hand outs and favors, and maybe/ Give a little bit more than you got to give.” You might not agree with his religious or political views (I sure don’t), but this is a pretty rational line. He talks about all the injustices in the world and how people could try to care a little bit more. It gets a little too religious at times, but comes from a place of good intention and is quite effective.
Number Six: ‘Picture’
Lyric: “I found your picture today/ I swear I’ll change my ways/ I just called to say I want you to come back home.” One thing Kid Rock doesn’t do a lot of is narrative, which makes his collaboration with Sheryl Crow on “Picture” that much more interesting. It is as contemplative as a number of his other songs, but on a different level. This final line offers resolution to the story, that both characters feel the same way about each other. It’s just really well done.
Number Five: ‘Roll On’
Lyric: “Roll on, roll on rollercoaster/ We’re one day older, one day wiser/ Roll on there are mountains to climb/ Roll on we’re on borrowed time/ Roll on rollercoaster.” I really like the sentiment of this chorus and think Kid Rock did a pretty good job with its imagery. Not only is he being reflective, but he is being positive and looking towards the future at the same time.
Number Four: ‘Only G-d Knows Why’
Lyric: “You get what you put in/ And people get what they deserve/ Still I ain’t seen mine/ No I ain’t seen mine/ I’ve been giving just not getting/ I’ve been walking that there line/ So I think I’ll keep a walkin’/ With my head held high/ I’ll keep moving on and only G-d knows why.” There is so much passion in this line. You can really feel his pain as he laments about the downside to fame. But the line is also positive, as he is proud of his accomplishments, even if he does not feel he’s getting the recognition he deserves.
Number Three: ‘All Summer Long’
Lyric: “And we were trying different things/ We were smoking funny things/ Making love out by the lake to our favorite song/ Sipping whiskey out the bottle, not thinking ’bout tomorrow/ Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long.” Kid Rock’s most popular song to date, this chorus has become fairly well known too. Though this song, and in particular the chorus, heavily samples “Sweet Home Alabama” (which itself samples Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”), it was a turning point in his career. This line is not boastful at all, and is extremely relatable. A lot of people can relate to crazy summer nights, and these words and melody capture the sentiment well.
Number Two: ‘First Kiss’ – Kid Rock
Lyric: “And when I’m driving through any ol’ small town/ I turn my stereo up and roll my windows down// ’Cause it reminds me of my first kiss/ And those times that I always miss/ Tom Petty on the radio/ Going steady with nowhere to go/ No money just time to spend/ An old Chevy and a couple friends/ Oh how I wish that I could go back in time/ Just to love you again.” While “All Summer Long” started Kid Rock off on this upbeat, reminiscing song kick, I think he perfects the concept with “First Kiss.” A little rocky in the beginning (he does nothing by telling us the girl’s name or the kind of truck he was driving), the lyrics and country-fueled melody pick up at the chorus and the rest falls into a place. You can tell how the girl affected him and how he likes remembering the good old days.
Number One: ‘Born Free’
Lyric: “Free, like a river raging/ Strong as the wind I’m facing./ Chasing dreams and racing father time./ Deep like the grandest canyon,/ Wild like an untamed stallion./ If you can’t see my heart you must be blind.// You can knock me down and watch me bleed/ But you can’t keep no chains on me./ I was born free.” The imagery in these couple of lines is quite vivid. It’s passionately nationalistic and heavily aided by a Mellencamp-esque melody, which make these words come alive. Thank you for reading our list of the top 8 greatest Kid Rock song lyrics. We hope you enjoyed it!