My Sunday Song – “A Little Bit of Rust (feat. Sheryl Crow)” by Will Hoge

For My Sunday Song #266, we are going to discuss the song “A Little Bit of Rust” by Will Hoge. The song is off his 2017 album ‘Anchors’ and sees Will find his way back from depression after excessive touring from his ‘Small Town Dreams’ album. The song was supposed to be for the prior album, but Will held it off wanting to do it as a duet and he wanted the perfect female voice and he found that with Sheryl Crow, an old family friend.

The song is about overcoming obstacles during difficult times in a relationship. We all go through those. It seems to be talking about being in a relationship that tends to just start fading away for no reason. You fall in to a routine and start taking each other for granted and forgetting to take time for each other. You start building up a little rust. As he states in the song…

Ain’t nothin’ we can’t fix
Ain’t no broken trust
Ain’t no great divide between the two of us
It’s just the heavy hand of time

The building blocks are there, you need to work a little harder to remember why you are together and rekindle that spark. Will has a way to right what is real and honest and lays it out nicely in a beautiful story.

Musically the song has some bluesy and a country vibe with a little mandolin and violin couple with some fine playing on the electric guitar. Both Will and Sheryl’s vocals play nicely off each other. They both have a wonderful seasoned vocal that has seen its fair share of rust and they’ve worked on it and polished it up with a nice shine. It is another shining example of what I love about Will Hoge.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I hope it is a reminder that you still need to work hard at those relationships and when you get a little bit of rust, dust it off, shine it up and bring it back to its glory. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Happy Sunday!

“Little Bit Of Rust”
(feat. Sheryl Crow)

I bought your old man’s beat-up Chevrolet
Paid him Two-thousand dollars not to throw it away
A little elbow grease to make that old thing shine
Even brighter than the day that it rolled off the line

Yeah sometimes this world has a way
Of wearin’ you down a little day-by-day
You say you worry that we’re goin’ off track
But we ain’t lost nothin’ that we can’t get back

Ain’t nothin’ we can’t fix
Ain’t no broken trust
Ain’t no great divide between the two of us
It’s just the heavy hand of time
Kinda wears away the shine
But don’t worry, it’s just a little bit of rust

Well the truth is you could talk a little less and I could listen a little more
But it ain’t like anybody’s walkin’ out the door
So unless you’ve got anything else to say
I’m gonna go fire up that ole’ Chevrolet

You can put your blue dress on and fix your hair just right
I’m gonna take you out downtown tonight
Waltz across the floor like I did back then
We’ll dance until this old love shines again

Ain’t nothin’ we can’t fix
Ain’t no broken trust
Ain’t no great divide between the two of us
It’s just the heavy hand of time
Kinda wears away the shine
But don’t worry, it’s just a little bit of rust

Ain’t nothin’ we can’t fix
Ain’t no broken trust
Ain’t no great divide between the two of us
It’s just the heavy hand of time
Kinda wears away the shine
But don’t worry, it’s just a little bit of rust
Oh, but don’t worry, it’s just a little bit of rust

Written by Will Hoge and James LeBlanc

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