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This song has some special significance for me, because it is one of the first songs I completed after taking up songwriting again, and the first song I actually published with the US copyright office.
It is also one of the few songs I wrote starting from a chord riff. I usually start with lyrics, even if I have some sense of the rhythm. The riff actually threw me for a while because I could hear it plain as day in my head but I had trouble matching it to 4/4 measures.
As you might imagine, “Sexy Texas Woman” is not terribly deep—it is literally about what I find sexy about women from Texas. The same applies to other fine Southern and country women outside the Lone Star state. So not just Texas women, but I will use them as the example.
In short, I love how a Texas woman can effortlessly switch between working in the red dirt or otherwise taking care of business one moment, to being glamorous and feminine the next. She can be bow hunting for deer and then switch to Victoria’s Secret mode without giving it a second thought. Maybe even at the same time—I often suspect there is VS under that denim, camo or flannel.
Not so much with other women. Some are trying to live a fantasy version of life as seen on TV and literally refuse to get their hands dirty. Or they may occasionally dabble in something “outdoorsy” in an awkward attempt to prove they can, and generally confirming otherwise. Others are down-to-earth and hard-working but have trouble breaking out of that mold and forget what it’s like to be feminine. Or believe that showing that side of themselves compromises their strength.
A Texas girl is connected to, and proud of, her country origins—not trying to escape them. And although she is not defined by them, she loves her (some) fashion, hairstyle and nail color, and makes no apologies for any of it.
In summary, she knows how to naturally balance strength and femininity. And that, to me, is the definition of sexy.
PS: I love, love how you rock the boots all year long.