Full Meaning of “Rustin’ In The Rain” Lyrics by Tyler Childers

“Rustin’ in the Rain” is the title track of Tyler Childers’ album “Rustin’ in the Rain,” which he describes as a collection of songs he could pitch to Elvis, with one of the central themes being his love for mules.

The song is a honky-tonk anthem with traditional instrumentation and exuberant lyricism, reminiscent of 90s country music.

The lyrics revolve around the metaphor of a plow, with Childers referring to himself as a hillside plow, working one way then the other, and not running around in circles.

The song’s core message is a plea to his partner not to let their love and relationship deteriorate, comparing it to a plow rusting in the rain.

The lyrics convey a deep yearning for love and connection, with the singer expressing a willingness to work hard to achieve it.

The outro of the song repeats the plea not to let their heart fall apart like rust in the rain, emphasizing the importance of maintaining warmth and passion in the relationship.

Overall, “Rustin’ in the Rain” is a heartfelt and uplifting song that showcases Childers’ talent for storytelling and his authentic approach to country music

 

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“Rustin’ In The Rain”

I have gee’d and haw’d
Myself into a tizzy
I am yearning for the turning
In the most peculiar way
Blame it on my jeans
Caked in tenant farming
But I can’t stand for idle hands
As the hours waste away

Let your love light shine
Don’t ya hide it ‘neath no bushel, baby
Take ‘at wick to task
And work me all night ‘neath the flame
I am yours to use
And I sure wish you would use me
Do not let my heart just fall apart
Rustin’ in the rain

I’m a hillside plow
Working one way then the other
I don’t run around in circles
I work right on up the side
Startin’ at the foot
Going past the shoulder
Till the sweat erodes
And the whole hill slides

Let your love light shine
Don’t ya hide it ‘neath no bushel, baby
Take ‘at wick to task
Work me all night ‘neath the flame
I am yours to use
And I sure wish you would use me
Do not let my heart just fall apart
Rustin’ in the rain

I have gee’d and haw’d
For you and it sure suits me
I am pawing with impatience
At the thought of tracin’ chains
I have grit my bit
Right in half from just a-thinkin’
Of gettin’ hunkered down
Tryin’ to get up through the hames

Let your love light shine
Don’t ya hide it ‘neath no bushel, baby
Take that wick to task
Work me all night ‘neath the flame
I am yours to use
And I sure wish you would use me
Do not let my heart just fall apart
Rustin’ in the rain

Do not let my heart just fall apart
Rustin’ in the rain

 

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