Church, Eric - Mistress Named Music Lyrics




I still remember Miss Bessie singing
Black, wrinkled fingers on ivory keys
Just five years old, my church shoes a-dangling
Yeah, she's long gone and I'm still chasing this song

With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
I got a crazy heart, but I was born to lose it
Married to a dream with a mistress named music

No hope and squarely solitary
Enough whiskey and Coke, boys, to get me in a bind
Amps juiced, the whole damn block could hear me
Even that cop car rolling past
By the time they hit the front door
I was out the back

With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
I got a crazy heart, and I was born to lose it
Married to a dream with a mistress named music

White calloused fingers on bronze and nylon
These same old boots are still tapping time
Not quite the buzz I used to tie on
But 'til I'm gone, I'll be chasing this song

With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
I got a crazy heart, and I was born to lose it
Married to a dream with a mistress named music
Yeah, I'm married to a dream with a mistress named music





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  1. Charlie Gilmore

    Eric Church is the "Baddest Man" in country music...hands down!!!

  2. Dan Brown

    This is exactly how a song is supposed to be written and performed. This is country and rock and beautiful. Thanks for this entire album, Eric.

  3. DOUGLAS O'SHEA

    How did you fags steel my music c u in court Doug OShea

    DOUGLAS O'SHEA

    Doug OShea aka Jamie joned

  4. Marisa Lobue

    This song is a masterpiece!

  5. Matthew Levac

    First time I had heard this one was when it was live at the bluesfest a few weekends back in Ottawa. instantly loved it.

  6. Blue Pill Bono

    What a beautiful song! Hands down gave me chills. Head phones in, volume all the way up and my mind just drifts! I just love music that gives you that feeling..something I can’t explain.

  7. stillsavedbyhisgrace

    What a voice.

  8. Ajay S

    He's gotta do more songs like this. So much of his stuff is really well produced, with all these different things going on.

    I think he's the best with just a guitar or some piano.

  9. chris lovins

    that nightlife full of freedom married to a mistress, call addiction who de who

  10. Tracy Boehler

    Eric Church, you are growing on me, kind sir :) #EnjoyYou

  11. Stormy Whether

    Great song as all he does!

  12. DeeDee Appenfeldt

    Married to a Dream
    With A Mistress Named Music...💔It’s a curse and blessing Friends🙏❤️🙏

  13. Rhonda Lynn

    Wish we had more songs like this..

  14. Charlie Martin

    Love this song. It is to my ex

  15. Tina Leeth

    Church always makes me feel better

  16. Blake Parker

    Am I the only one who feels like all his songs tell his life story... think about it

  17. Eddie Coker

    Eric Church is an amazing talent. His female back up has an awesome voice.

  18. cynthia Massey

    He's just awesome

  19. Jt Harding

    Eric church is one of the greatest hands down

  20. Jordon Broglen

    This is the song I used to introduce my dad to Eric church and his muzik

  21. dane norris

    😶😶😶😶😶😶

  22. Gregory King

    For me, this song & Mr. Misunderstood remind me so much of my dad.

  23. Mike Clifford

    Wow Increable lyrics. He is a Springsteen fan and it shows. Strip away the music and the words are poetic. A country Jungle Land. Eric along with Chris Staplton and Stugill Simpson help me hold on to hope for the future of country music.

  24. Brock Laminack

    2:00 👌🏻

  25. Denise Smith

    Loving this man's voice....WOW!

  26. D Brou

    Should have been CMA Entertainer of the year 2017.

    christine vitale

    Agreed 100%

  27. cameron mason

    Eric is a poet and one of the most unparalleled artists of the modern generation. This is by far his most under-appreciated work of art! What a masterpiece!

    Rebecca Lyle

    cameron mason since I’m President of Ohio union of poets and have written songs myself, I agree. Eric is a genius at wordplay, which sets him apart from all writers of music. He is my favorite artist!

  28. T. McKinney

    Hell yea!!

  29. Hal Dilworth

    incredible song...incredible performance live in Tampa a few weeks ago!

  30. XlxChiefxlX

    Check him out👌🏻 https://soundcloud.com/user-721390379/first-degree-adios-finito-diss-prod-lujier

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    Subscribe to my new channel for new, quality content that will be coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!https://youtu.be/pgWGAz_Uc7Q

  32. Mark Piro

    last night in Greensboro this song set the crowd on fire

  33. Earache

    I'm always busting on new country and how it sucks. This song right here might make me eat my words.

  34. Austin Chapman

    It's amazing what music has done for me. I can relate so much to Eric Church. He doesn't sing to be a star, He sings to touch people. To help them. This life is a dark and scary roller coaster, and all you can do is sit tight and hold on for dear life. Keep on doing what you're doing Chief. It doesn't go unnoticed. 🤘✊

  35. sakkie prinsloo

    I still remember Miss Bessie singing
    Black, wrinkled fingers on ivory keys
    Just five years old, my church shoes a-dangling
    Yeah, she's long gone and I'm still chasing this song

    With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
    That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
    I got a crazy heart, but I was born to lose it
    Married to a dream with a mistress named music

    No hope and squarely solitary
    Enough whiskey and Coke, boys, to get me in a bind
    Amps juiced, the whole damn block could hear me
    Even that cop car rolling past
    By the time they hit the front door
    I was out the back

    With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
    That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
    I got a crazy heart, and I was born to lose it
    Married to a dream with a mistress named music

    White calloused fingers on bronze and nylon
    These same old boots are still tapping time
    Not quite the buzz I used to tie on
    But 'til I'm gone, I'll be chasing this song

    With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
    That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
    I got a crazy heart, and I was born to lose it
    Married to a dream with a mistress named music
    Yeah, I'm married to a dream with a mistress named music

  36. Daniel John

    If him and kip Moore wrote together it would set the world on fire, but I'm a diehard kip fan, but this is one of my fav songs ever

  37. Josh Peyton Music

    Hey eric.. How about you live the songs.. i'll start writing and performing them... nevermind.. that would make me a fake piece of shit like you... Good luck man..

    matthew vaillant

    Assclown

  38. cameron mason

    Fantastic song, better lyrics and think I even heard a little jimmy page at the end there ;) This might be the 100th time I've replayed it.

    Jason James

    cameron mason

  39. Justin Kinyon

    I really like Eric Church and one reason I do is because he does not do what everyone else is doing he does his own thing no that hip hop country crap but Eric Church experiments with his music too but he always sounds good and can always impress us fans no matter what I love the new album Eric Church will always be one of my favorite country artist he is true to his music and fans and that's all there is to it P.S I saw him in concert in 2014 at the ice palace he was amazing and he was just so good in concert keep be in awesome Eric Church 👍

    Brent Boere

    Justin Kinyon and that, what you just said, is country. He writes/help writes all of his songs, at least on "Carolina" and "sinners like me". You see, country isn't and never has been a genre of music. It's a way of life that a lot of people must have never felt. Country is how you feel, songs you can relate to about life.

    Just look back and you will see that country music didn't even want country music. The outlaws paved their own path and stations played it l(although Nashville didn't) because that was/is real country.

  40. Dustin Taylor

    Country is no longer country it is country rock and the older Eric gets the more albums he makes they seem to go back to their roots

    Sam Elrod

    Dustin Taylor him and Jon Pardi are the future.

    Justin Hurst

    It's more like country rap.

  41. Dustin Taylor

    The more and more i listen to this song and Mr.Misunderstood i think i have a relatable life to those two songs

    DeeDee Appenfeldt

    Dustin Taylor this song and mixed drinks and feelings are the Most Underrated songs on this album....

    witenite68

    you don't like Chatanooga Lucy? Love that song... he's said on multiple occasions that this song n Chat. Lucy are his 2 favorite off this album, hope he releases both as singles after Kill a Word :) I can't pick a favorite.... Haven't found a song by him I don't like!!

    Dustin Taylor

    @witenite68 no I love chat. Lucy I just love mistress named music and kill a word more

    witenite68

    I love Mistress named Music, make my girl blush everytime i sing it to her ;p

  42. james thompson

    good one CHIEF.

  43. Jayden Buffinton

    I absolutely hate country music, but this song is genuinely really good, like really, I love it.

  44. Susan Ewing

    Eric Church Three Year Old love love love it

  45. Greg Brown

    At the 3:20 mark I played the instrumental only part to a friend who hates country. He loved it. I told him its country but its real country. This is what I love about Eric, he just makes music, none of that trying to tell everyone how lifted his truck is or how country he is. I can't wait until June 11th when I get to see him live again.

    irish girl

    Greg Brown 'he just makes music' AMEN, friend & I just keep lovin' it...

  46. john boreman

    With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
    That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
    I got a crazy heart, but I was born to lose it
    Married to a dream with a mistress named music

    No hope and squarely solitary
    Enough whiskey and Coke, boys, to get me in a bind
    Amps juiced, the whole damn block could hear me
    Even that cop car rolling past
    By the time they hit the front door
    I was out the back

    With a guitar full of freedom and a head full of lines
    That nightlife full of demons has been a hell of a ride
    I got a crazy heart, and I was born to lose it
    Married to a dream with a mistress named music

    White calloused fingers on bronze and nylon
    These same old boots are still tapping time
    Not quite the buzz I used to tie on
    But 'til I'm gone, I'll be chasing this song

    DeeDee Appenfeldt

    You nailed it friend 🌹

    Jonathon Chapman

    Any website you say?

    DeeDee Appenfeldt

    john boreman I keep reporting that girl who only writes hateful replies....sad Eric Church Help Your Fans!!!!!

    DeeDee Appenfeldt

    john boreman Thank you very much for the lyrics,, love that chorus

  47. Brian Appleby

    This almost reminds me of a modern day country rock "November Rain"

    Mälli Fair

    Don't agree at all - Eric's lyric has got real substance - the G&R song is (typically of them) just tired old 1970s "dustbins of your mind" junk. The guitar solo's OK, though.

  48. Zilla

    Best country singer by far.

    Agent Smith

    James McMurtry and Jason Isbell would like a word with you.

  49. Angelia Joy

    Take em to church!

  50. Kyle Kleinsorge

    lyrically one of the best songs I've heard

  51. Kevin M. Ryan

    one of Eric Church's best songs.

  52. scottysols

    3:49 Oh yeah!

  53. scottysols

    Holy s---. This album is incredible.

    witenite68

    It really is....there's really not 1 bad song on it, I guess if I had to pick my least favorite on it would be "Round Here Buzz" it's the one i listen to the least.

    bigmike937

    Solid front to back

    Mälli Fair

    Yeah, ain't it just, very much agree! I only "discovered" EC around Christmas 2017, but I soon had to have all the CDs (not so very easy, I live in Europe). They knocked me out, they are all great - Carolina, Chief, Sinners Like Me, Mr. M., The Outsiders - I'd only known about "Round here buzz", "Springsteen" and "Mr. Misunderstood" up till they came. This song is - and I mean this literally - world-class, a potential global hit. Same applies to "Mixed drinks" and "Holding my own". One more thing: the recordings are all of incredibly high quality, you hear everything, and "everything" is superbly nuanced! Roll on the next CD, Eric, soon please, I need more!

  54. Richard Barrsotti

    good music for sure. finally someone who is fake as shit.

    Richard Barrsotti

    isn't! * isn't fake as shit!

    Kord Douglas

    Cool HAPPY HOLIDAYS :-)!

    scottysols

    +Richard Barrsotti yeah, clearly he meant isn't.

  55. Tonya Hamblin

    love this, great song :)

  56. The primax Man

    best  album  from  eric  love  all songs

    Kord Douglas

    AMAZING ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE, SUCH A GIFTED WRITER AND SINGER, BEST PERFORMER IN THE INDUSTRY :-)!

  57. jimmy maynor

    Indescribably awesome!!!!!

  58. Kord Douglas

    Totally Overwhelmed this Amazing Song GIVES Me GOOSEBUMPS,THOSE AMAZING BURST OF CHILLS WHEN SOMETHING CHEMICALLY PERFECT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR SOUL. JUST GOT THAT FEELING :-)!

    Lil Kota

    Vincent Lewis stfu

    Stephen Thatcher

    it definitely sets pace and place for the next 4 minutes

    Bryce Mcelwee

    I get chills EVERY TIME!!! No where close to when I heard it live though!!!!

    Jordan Ives

    Kord Douglas huhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh777777779999999900000000000p0000000000

    Nick MCCall

    Kord Douglas man it doesn’t get any better than Eric church he plays and sings from the heart and soul and plus he’s from North Carolina where I live and he really shows a lot I mean a lot of appreciates his fans he does so much for us he puts us before the record labels money everything who else can u say does tht

  59. Luke Riddle

    best track on the CD!

    Mälli Fair

    Yep - and that is really sayin' somethin' - what a fantastic album! I'd really love to see him do this song at Red Rocks (meaning: next time he apears there, I'm gonna try and be there)!

    skateski

    this and Knives of New Orleans!