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Eric Church‘s newest single is the type of song that a country music fan would listen to after a relationship flops; it’s also a reminder that, even in dead ends, there’s often resurrection.

In “Record Year,” Church sings about a woman leaving him. “Since you turned the tables on me / I’ve been steady and learnin’ lonely,” the artist laments — but his medicine of choice isn’t another woman; it’s his record player. The song is rich with parallels and name-checks, as Church sings that he’s “Keepin’ this turntable spinnin’ / Everything from Jones to Jennings / Slowly plannin’ my survival / In a three-foot stack of vinyl.” The country star is known for smart lyrics, and “Record Year” is no exception: “I usually make it through Side A sober / All bets are off when I flip her over / One bourbon, one scotch, one beer / I’m havin’ a record year.”

Church is a fighter when his turntable gets going: Instead of sitting in silence and turning “this house into a jail,” he’s “having a record year.” Though his romantic relationship is now dead, Church sings of a relationship revived — one with the Red Headed Stranger, James Brown and New Grass Revival. There’s another part of him — one that’s been tucked away and forgotten — that is beginning to come alive once again.

“Record Year” comes from Mr. Misunderstood, Church’s surprise album, which he revealed at the 2015 CMA Awards. The singer’s fan club, the Church Choir, began receiving the record in the mail before the CMAs — an unconventional way for Church to show his fans that they matter most.

The above story written by: Christina Vinson - The Boot

ERIC CHURCH LYRICS
"Record Year"

Since you turned the tables on me
I've been steady and learnin' lonely
Keepin' this turntable spinnin'
Everything from Jones to Jennings
Slowly plannin' my survival
In a three-foot stack of vinyl
Since you had to walk on outta here
I've been havin' a record year

I bet you thought before you left
I'd just sit in silence by myself
Turn this house into a jail
Dyin' slow in a livin' hell
But love's got a funny way of keepin' score
And your leavin' lit up my scoreboard
I usually make it through side A sober
All bets are off when I flip her over
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
I'm havin' a record year

Quarter notes and Hank's half time
Are poundin' on this heart of mine
Song to song, I pass my time
With these speakers on ten
Your good-and-gone keeps me up all night
Along with Songs In The Key Of Life
I'm either gonna get over you
Or I'm gonna blow out my ears
Yeah, you're out there now
Doin' God knows how, and I'm stuck here
Havin' a record year

Your leavin' left me goin' crazy
I'm countin' on a needle to save me
I drop it in the groove
And we go 'round and 'round
And down in a spiral
I guess I really oughta call and thank you
I rediscovered Red Headed Stranger
Got down with old James Brown
And found New Grass Revival
If you find your way back, I owe you a beer
For my record year

Quarter notes and Hank's half time
Are poundin' on this heart of mine
Song to song, I pass my time
With these speakers on ten
Your good-and-gone keeps me up all night
Along with Songs In The Key Of Life
I'm either gonna get over you
Or I'm gonna blow out my ears
Yeah, you're out there now
Doin' God knows how, and I'm stuck here
Havin' a record year
Yeah, I'm havin' a record year