“My Second Home”
Written by Kenny Beard, Tracy Lawrence, and Paul Nelson
#1 (1 week)
December 11, 1993
Tracy Lawrence moves in to the honky-tonk.
The Road to No. 1
Alibis produced four No. 1 singles in a row, and this is the third.
The No. 1
Here’s how you can be funny without being corny, and stay on the right side of novelty.
“My Second Home” is clever. The conceit is being stuck living at your neighborhood bar – “your second home just became your first” is the decision made by his fed-up partner. It could’ve been a mess, but the playful lyricism and his barely masked glee at being able to be there 24/7 make this a winner.
My favorite line is in the chorus. “I might die of a broken heart, but I’ll never die of thirst, now that my second home has become my first.”
But the whole thing is hilarious, and another reminder that Tracy Lawrence is an underappreciated great of his generation.
The Road From No. 1
There’s one more No. 1 single on deck from Alibis, and we will get to it in early 1994.
“My Second Home” gets a B+.
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