Something Like That
Something Like That

Tim McGraw - Something Like That Lyrics

This heartfelt tune is a sweet journey down memory lane, capturing the magic of young love and the lasting impact it leaves. The singer reminisces about a memorable Labor Day weekend when he was seventeen, meeting a girl at the County Fair. Despite time… Read more

Country
May 4, 1999
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Something Like That Music Video

Something Like That Lyrics

It was Labor Day weekend I was seventeen
I bought a Coke and some gasoline
And I drove out to the County Fair
When I saw her for the first time
She was standing there in the ticket line
And it all started right then and there
Oh a sailor's sky made a perfect sunset
And that's a day I'll never forget

I had a barbecue stain on my white t-shirt
She was killing me in that mini-skirt
Skippin' rocks on the river by the railroad tracks
She had a sun tan line and red lipstick
I worked so hard for that first kiss
And a heart don't forget something like that

Well it was five years later on a south-bound plane
I was headed down to New Orleans
To meet some friends of mine for the Mardi Gras
When I heard a voice from the past
Coming from a few rows back
and when I looked I couldn't believe just what I saw

She said, "I bet you don't remember me"
And I said, "Only every other memory"

I had a barbecue stain on my white t-shirt
You were killing me in that mini-skirt
Skippin' rocks on the river by the railroad tracks

You had a sun tan line and red lipstick
I worked so hard for that first kiss
And a heart don't forget something like that

Like an old photograph
Time can make a feeling fade
But the memory of the first love
Never fades away

I had a barbecue stain on my white t-shirt
She was killing me in that mini-skirt
Skippin' rocks on the river by the railroad tracks

She had a sun tan line and red lipstick
I worked so hard for that first kiss
And a heart don't forget, no a heart don't forget
I said a heart don't forget something like that
Oh, not something like that

Writer(s): Keith Follese, Rick Ferrell
Copyright(s): Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sentric Music, Anthem Entertainment, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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What is the Meaning of Something Like That?

This heartfelt tune is a sweet journey down memory lane, capturing the magic of young love and the lasting impact it leaves. The singer reminisces about a memorable Labor Day weekend when he was seventeen, meeting a girl at the County Fair. Despite time passing and their paths diverging, he runs into her again on a plane years later. Their shared memories are still vivid, highlighting how powerful first love can be. Even as time blurs some details, these core experiences remain etched in our hearts forever. This song beautifully encapsulates that nostalgia and the enduring nature of those initial romantic encounters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote the song 'Something Like That' by Tim McGraw?

    The song 'Something Like That' was written by Nashville songwriters Rick Ferrell and Keith Follese.

  2. What is the significant milestone achieved by 'Something Like That' in radio airplay?

    According to Nielsen BDS, a company that tracks radio and cable music channel airplay, 'Something Like That' was the top-played radio single in any musical genre in the 2000s. It racked up 487,343 spins from January 1, 2000 through to December 17, 2009.

  3. Why is 'Something Like That' also known as the 'BBQ Stain Song'?

    'Something Like That' has been commonly referred to as the 'BBQ Stain Song' due to its memorable chorus hook: 'I had a barbecue stain on my white t-shirt'. This line is repeated throughout the song and has become an iconic part of it.

  4. How did Tim McGraw perform this song during the March 29, 2020 'Living Room Concert For America'?

    During the March 29, 2020 'Living Room Concert For America', Tim McGraw performed this song from his home. He sang from his diving board at his pool. The concert featured various artists performing from their homes to raise money for charity and encourage viewers to stay home during COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Did Tim McGraw have any influence on releasing this song as a single?

    Yes, according to songwriter Rick Ferrell in an interview, the song was not initially slated to be a single. However, McGraw insisted that his label Curb Records release it as a single. As Ferrell stated: 'Tim kind of forced their hand on it.'

  6. What is the storyline of 'Something Like That'?

    'Something Like That' recounts a teenage love story. The singer reminisces about meeting his first love at a county fair when he was seventeen. Five years later, they run into each other again on a plane heading to Mardi Gras. The song emphasizes that the memory of first love never fades away.

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