Lessons From a Three Year Old

I am a fan of country music…

country music

 This will come as no surprise to those of you who know me!

I like a lot of different artists and songs but every now and then a song comes along that just really makes me sit up and listen.  “Three Year Olds” by Eric Church is one of those.  This is a real life song about the lessons Church has learned from his own three year old son and it’s right on the money!


Use every crayon color that you’ve got
A fishing pole sinks faster than a tackle box
Nothing turns a day around like licking a mixing bowl
I learned that from a three year old

A garbage can is a damn good spot to hide truck keys
Why go inside when you can go behind a tree?
Walking barefoot through the mud will knock the rust right off your soul
I learned that from a three year old

You can be a cowboy on the moon
Dig to China with a spoon
Talk to Jesus on the phone
Say “I love you” all day long
And when you’re wrong, you should just say so
I learned that from a three year old

“Mama is an angel,” I heard him tell the man upstairs
He went on and on and back and forth like God was laying there
Tonight, I sleep me down to lay and pray to keep my soul
Yeah, I learned that from a three year old


Sometimes, all you need is a hand to hold
Couple arms to kill the cold
And when I’m wrong, I should just say so
I learned that from a three year old
Yeah, honey, I learned that from our three year old

Honestly, there have been a few times over the past couple of weeks when a lot of folks could have benefitted from this honest advice from a three year old!

Do yourself a favor and click the link below to hear Eric Church talking about the story behind the song…

listen here

oh, and I would consider the advice from a canine companion to be right up there with that of a three year old…

guitar dog


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  1. What beautiful words, Marsha. I will have to listen to the song. When I lived in Texas, Country music is all I listened to. Have a great week.

  2. I am a country music gal…as a matter of fact I am a music gal, sorry to say, but like candy I do not care for the “wrappers”. Hope I don’t offend, I just don’t get it.

  3. Love that song!!!!!