Tell’em what it’s like Bec, because they think they want to know
Beyond the lights, beyond the show, what it is
Tell’em what it’s like Bec, to live with a man who’s never there
To wonder if he even cares when he’s gone
He’s always gone, here or there

Tell’em what it’s like Bec, to be someone some love to hate
Your pretty smile and all your grace, it wears you thin
Tell’em what it’s like Bec, when I’m curled up on the floor
And I can’t take it anymore and I’m a mess
Tell’em what it’s like

They can’t hear, they won’t believe
What it’s really like to love a man like me
But your actions they speak louder than some drunk girl in the crowd
Who wants to talk about how you make it when I leave
Tell’em what it’s like to love a man like me

They can’t hear, they won’t believe
What it’s really like to love a man like me
But my actions will speak louder than some drunk girl in the crowd
Who wants to talk about where I’m going when I leave
Tell’em what it’s like to love a man like me
You can be proud to love a man like me
Tell’em what it’s like to love a man like me

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“Tell em What It’s Like was born from Cody telling me to write a book about my experiences. We’ve found that people are curious about our story. They ask starry eyed questions wanting to know about our life and what it is like to be married to Cody - usually because they have some fantastic ideas about the glamour of it all.
"Tell em What It’s Like was born from Cody telling me to write a book about my experiences. We’ve found that people are curious about our story. They ask starry eyed questions wanting to know about our life and what it is like to be married to Cody - usually because they have some fantastic ideas about the glamour of it all. But “beyond the lights” there is a dark side, a lonely side, a scary side, a very unglamorous and unflattering side to being married to a musician. Like so many things in life, you can’t understand it unless you’ve lived it. The song is about living through those unflattering times and remaining proud of the love that allows you to endure."

– Rebecca Jinks


"This is the first song Cody and I ever sat down and actually worked on together, though I can’t take very much credit. Cody had the verses done already, he just didn’t know where to go with the chorus. The first time he played the verses for me, sitting in his office at his home, after having just met his awesome wife "Rebecca for the first time, I cried. What a beautiful, honest piece of songwriting those verses are. Cody perfectly articulates what the fans don’t see – the hardships that a relationship goes through when one person is gone the majority of the time. The chorus of the song pretty much wrote itself; I just tried to come up with a way to wrap up what he was saying in the verses. This is probably my favorite song we wrote for the record, because of how real it is. I love this song."

– Josh Morningstar
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Written By:
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Cody Jinks
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Josh Morningstar
Vocals: Cody Jinks
Bass: Joshua Thompson
Lead Guitar: Chris Claridy
Steel: Austin “Hot Rod” Tripp
Drums: David Colvin
Acoustic Guitar: Drew Harakal
Piano: Drew Haraka
Fiddle: Billy Contreras
Background Vocals: Joshua Thompson
Release Date: October 11, 2019

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