Tyler Childers - Creeker Lyrics




In a small corner bar he sits there a-drinkin'
Lost as a ball in a field full of corn
Further away than he ever imagined
That he'd ever end up from the place he was born

Now no more forlorn as the Creeker drank whiskey
Than the one that you see outside of your eye
Drinkin' alone as he looks out the window
At all of the strangers on the corner outside

He'd rather be dead
Than alive one more minute
In this godforsaken town
When he was a kid
Lord, he'd never have dreamed it
All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

Now they knew not his name and he knew not their faces
And he knew not the how nor the reason for why
You could ever wake up and wanna keep on a-livin'
In a place where a friend is such a hard thing to find

And for everyone you meet there's a whole mess of people
Tryin' like hell to pull you on down
To the level they're on and the trouble they're tendin'
In the mess that they've made, in the gutter they found

He'd rather be dead
Than alive one more minute
In this godforsaken town
When he was a kid
Lord, he'd never have dreamed it
All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

Some fellas do pills and things of that nature
Some fellas chase girls to hang on their arm
Some fellas get by on practically nothin'
Some fellas get pissed in a small corner bar

And they'd rather be dead
Than alive one more minute
In this godforsaken town
When they were all kids
Lord, they'd never have dreamed it
All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down





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  1. Jake Garrigan

    All the ways the city can bring a country boy down... I felt that

  2. Geomon Balboa

    I just fell into a Creek someone throw me a beer

  3. Bobby BERGEN

    You & Cody Johnson, keepin it COUNTRY!!

  4. Nathan Poe

    In a small corner bar he sits there a-drinkin'
    Lost as a ball in a field full of corn
    Further away than he ever imagined
    That he'd ever end up from the place he was born
    Now no more forlorn as the Creeker drank whiskey
    Than the one that you see outside of your eye
    Drinkin' alone as he looks out the window
    At all of the strangers on the corner outside
    He'd rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When he was a kid
    Lord, he'd never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down
    Now they knew not his name and he knew not their faces
    And he knew not the how nor the reason for why
    You could ever wake up and wanna keep on livin'
    In a place where a friend is such a hard thing to find
    And for everyone you meet there's a whole mess of people
    Tryin' like hell to pull you on down
    To the level they're on and the trouble they're tendin'
    In the mess that they've made, in the gutter they found
    And he'd rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When he was a kid
    Lord, he'd never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down
    Some fellas do drugs and things of that nature
    Some fellas chase girls to hang on their arm
    Some fellas get by on practically nothin'
    Some fellas get pissed in a small corner bar
    And they'd rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When they were all kids
    Lord, they'd never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

  5. snydesy

    I love Tyler as yall know if you read the comments of his vids her eon youtube for the last 8 years....But, The album versions just aren't doin it for me, give it to me live

  6. Todd Henderson

    Has any of you seen his older stuff, he looks like he's 12 . . . What a voice . ! .

  7. Melissa Maynard-Batson

    How do mainstream “new country artists” keep doing what they are doing after hearing something like this. How do they not just hold their heads in shame.. Tyler gets it. Well done sir..

    Ryan Ralph

    Because the masses like shitty music. And they are in it for the money nowadays

  8. Casey Culver

    I dig the rank strangers parallel

  9. Tim Criswell

    The Johnny Cash of 2020

  10. Justin Myslive

    This is a hell of a lot of more country that the mainstream shit they try to pass off as country. This beats the hell out of this modern bro country shit

  11. Reg Nadeau

    Can't wait to see him in Toronto. EH! !

  12. Will E

    Drove from Oregon to Wyoming and back with my love and listened to this album the whole time. It was nice then, and it's nice now. Think of it whenever I'm in a city

  13. Reg Nadeau

    Wow is the best

  14. Jason Stacy

    Rank Stranger Redux.

  15. Norma Atchley

    Nominee for GRAMMY

    I adore this you man.....
    So glad to see him getting hid due
    Save music and I will be buying it up.

  16. Jack Holmes

    Gassed up for the concert in Toronto and the next one too with sturgill at coca cola Coliseum

  17. Bbeast

    "some fella's get pissed in small corner bars." which one of you's is that?! haha

  18. mma 1st

    Damn this is a tear jerker reminds me of Guy or George Jones dude can write

  19. John Allen

    I'm in one of those places 😥😂🤣 DAM

  20. Kelly Myers

    Just can’t argue about this mans talent!

  21. Tyler Morris

    It’s hard to stay sober listening to this. It’s a great whiskey tune. I’m proud of myself but y’all drink up🤘🏼

  22. Kenny Juto

    Man this albums a grower

  23. Brian Courtney

    Pay attention kids, this is talent. Learn from it.

  24. Cliftyman

    My goodness, this Childers boy went and wrote a modern version of Rank Stranger!

  25. Chad E

    Man this song brought memories of Ralph Stanley, Rank Strangers.

  26. ffhgu 07

    In a small corner bar he sits there a-drinkin'
    Lost as a ball in a field full of corn
    Further away than he ever imagined
    That he'd ever end up from the place he was born

    Now no more forlorn as the Creeker drank whiskey
    Than the one that you see outside of your eye
    Drinkin' alone as he looks out the window
    At all of the strangers on the corner outside

    He'd rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When he was a kid
    Lord, he'd never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

    Now they knew not his name and he knew not their faces
    And he knew not the how nor the reason for why
    You could ever wake up and wanna keep on livin'
    In a place where a friend is such a hard thing to find

    And for everyone you meet there's a whole mess of people
    Tryin' like hell to pull you on down
    To the level they're on and the trouble they're tendin'
    In the mess that they've made, in the gutter they found

    And he'd rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When he was a kid
    Lord, he'd never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

    Some fellas do drugs and things of that nature
    Some fellas chase girls to hang on their arm
    Some fellas get by on practically nothin'
    Some fellas get pissed in a small corner bar

    And they'd rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When they were all kids
    Lord, they'd never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

  27. markshfr1

    This song is a huge nod to Ralph Stanley

  28. Evil Leprechaun

    When he says "all the ways the city can bring a country boy down" it hits me hard cause I'm a cowpoke stuck out here with them city slickers

  29. Zwiebelkuchen

    I just love that nice little reference to the Stanley Brothers.

    Norma Atchley

    Makes me think if him as a thoughtful young man.

  30. Devin Sibiski

    I used to think country was dead, all I listened to was the outlaws of yesterday. But I've been lucky enough to find some gems like Tyler & Sturgill and they've given me faith to keep on searching for more. I cant get enough of this music. They may not be the most popular but their music will stand the test of time where these pop country artist will fade quick because the real country artist have talent that will stand the test of time. I look forward to what comes next.

  31. Hunter Bourn

    This right here is one of my new favorites! Keep gettin better Tyler!

  32. Jacob Dees

    I leave the city and run to the creek

  33. Jeff Poe

    im a country boy from maysville forced to live in Louisville for work and i feel this one right down to the ground. it never gets dark in the city it never smells fresh after rain, plp dont pull over for funerals they wont feel another mans pain they just pass that hearse in the in the ever faster fast lane

  34. Josh Murray

    Damn this is good

  35. Talisa Swanson

    "Lost as a Ball, In a field full of corn. Further away than he ever imagined that he'd ever end up from the place he was Born"

  36. Justin Chermak

    I'm from NY (yeah I know I'm a Yankee! Fuggedaboudit) but lemmie tell you, all the soul in the 5 boroughs can't compare to the soul of this sole Kentuckian.

  37. James Hasty

    Another great tune, keep em coming.

  38. Raymond Ossevoort

    O Yeahhh . Wonderful . Just great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Justin Kral

    Every day listening material and # 1 artist in my book shout out to "tyler childers" from this Minnesota plumber.

  40. Tom Hassani

    What's up with the leviathan cross in the cover art?

    rom rom

    It looks cool

  41. Zeb Martin

    Favorite song on the new album. It doesn't seem as overproduced as the rest and has a classic country sound to it. Don't let Nashville bring a country boy down!

  42. Chad Malugin

    Well done T

  43. Blake Ricketts

    I account for atleast a thousand views in a couple weeks. Have done learned the whole album word for word, note for note. And many other songs. This is what should be playing on counteu radio everywhere not luke bryan and his other disgraceful counterparts. Tyler is the motherfucking truth

  44. James Watkins

    Suck this Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia line

    Ryan Ralph

    Funny thing is...those pop country guys probably listen to shit like this. Lol

  45. Whit Brown

    I love the fiddle in this song!

  46. Don A

    You are AMAZING Tyler.

  47. William Duffy

    Here's to you Dickinson, North Dakota! GFY!

  48. Darren Hill

    Outta the gate @ # 1 !

  49. arborist460

    We love ya on the creek in floyd co...run up n see us sometime

  50. Joey Reid

    This is one hits home with me harder than I’m comfortable admitting. living in Appalachia and moving to the city for work has long been my biggest regret in life. Glad I got to meet this man in Knoxville a couple years ago

  51. bigguybruce3

    I love the sneaky pioneer logo at the bottom

  52. David Gebhardt

    Rank strangers to me

  53. Thomas Coburn

    I just discovered this guy

  54. gettit right

    cant get over how awsome this young man is. City boy hear who loves country and southern culture.

  55. Roy Jenkins

    Tyler has more soul in one verse than all of these "country" POP singers have all together. Keep it real brother. God Bless

  56. Brandon Armistead

    In a small corner bar he sits there a-drinkin’
    Lost as a ball in a field full of corn
    Further away than he ever imagined
    That he’d ever end up from the place he was born

    Now no more forlorn as the Creeker drank whiskey
    Than the one that you see outside of your eye
    Drinkin’ alone as he looks out the window
    At all of the strangers on the corner outside

    He’d rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When he was a kid
    Lord, he’d never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

    Now they knew not his name and he knew not their faces
    And he knew not the how nor the reason for why
    You could ever wake up and wanna keep on a-livin’
    In a place where a friend is such a hard thing to find
    And for everyone you meet there’s a whole mess of people
    Tryin’ like hell to pull you on down
    To the level they’re on and the trouble they’re tendin’
    In the mess that they’ve made, in the gutter they found

    He’d rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When he was a kid
    Lord, he’d never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

    Some fellas do pills and things of that nature
    Some fellas chase girls to hang on their arm
    Some fellas get by on practically nothin’
    Some fellas get pissed in a small corner bar

    And they’d rather be dead
    Than alive one more minute
    In this godforsaken town
    When they were all kids
    Lord, they’d never have dreamt it
    All the ways that the city can bring a country boy down

    Katie Caldwell

    OMG that is beautiful! Exactly how I'm feelin.

  57. Don Keyballs

    Us northern boys in Minnesota love ya tyler childers

  58. Richard R

    Anyone else notice the true cross of Lucifer at the bottom center of this image? Looks like he's woke as fuck. Country music for those that respect themselves. Just what I needed.

  59. Taylor Crain

    I suppose Mark Suckenburge, over at Facebook, thinks I give a shit if I'm ban from a bunch of social engineers or not as freedom is felt and not sculpted by the need of greed chief Three Stones, Cherokee, nations!

  60. Aarron Carter

    $150 for General Admission to your show at RRA? TF?!

    Danlovesmakinvids

    Check ticket Master. I just bought tickets for GA in Chicago for $36.

    Tammy Cooper

    Listening to you hundreds of times a day in floyd county

  61. Justin

    Holy. Shit.

  62. Lee Maltz

    I caught him live in Atlanta last year December 7th one of the only concerts I've ever been to that sounds exactly like the album incredible dude

  63. Grey Modoy

    Damn man, your vocals on this track are on point

  64. Chad Nixon

    Love the nod to rank stranger in this

  65. Sarah Larson

    There is a tear in mf*ckin’ 🍺!!!! LOL

  66. Cole Chiles

    Great song and album but this Album artwork is heavily Satanic

    Lisa Sim

    In the words of Tyler himself-"I didn't sign up to be a youth pastor".

    Randy Reynolds

    Good thing satan is just a fictional character

    Jennifer Mullins

    Just don't play the album backwards.

  67. Daniel Helton

    Get outta here with those downvotes, you heathens.

  68. ClayShot

    Your a pure lyrical genius

  69. JanDru Basehart

    Can not stop playing this. Gospel.

  70. Kenny Carson

    This song killed it at pick a thon . Man it was a pleasure to see u play Tyler.. thanks for coming to Oregon.. come back soon

    Thomas Coburn

    Shit he was in Oregon where at?

  71. jself1988

    The 11 people who disliked this must have been so drunk they were seeing double and hit the wrong button on accident. Only possible explanation.

    James Hawks

    ...My bad

    Warren Gooch

    Tried to giver 2 thumbs up 🤪

    Tim Lowenhaupt

    Classic bro!!!

  72. Cameron Prater

    I'm from Pike County and live in Lexington now and damn does this song make me miss the mountains. Proud Creeker.

    Cowboy Gamer 357

    I'm from Laurel county and lived up there for a while, when I heard this one I was reminded of my time up there. Damn glad to be home.

  73. Delaney Bell

    Best song on the album.

    Carl Ramsey

    I cannot disagree m'lady...BUT also LOVE, "PEACE OF MIND"....👋👍???

    joshua etheridge

    Damn straight

  74. The Fishing Ginger

    #^Church

  75. Marcy Melvin

    As a country folk livin in the big city I feel this song in my soul 😭

  76. KC Karns

    "He knew not their name and he knew not their faces" tribute to Rank Stranger by stanley brothers

    Jared Green

    I know where I'm going next lol. Thanks.

    Nick Kyler

    That is awesome. I am really good at hearing things like this usually and picking them out. I wasn't familiar with Rank Stranger. Most Recently, My wife was listening to a moron marris song and I said: This is 9 to 5 by Dolly. Then I played it and it was spot on.

    mbrittain18

    Glad I'm not the only one who knows this

    Andrea's MS World

    Rank Strangers and Ralph Stanley, my favorite song

  77. Larry Peters

    You and colter wall saving country music

    Tim Lowenhaupt

    @Quinten Christiansen I can't get into him

    Klint Eastwood

    So is Sturgill Simpson.

    GlokkXO

    Larry Peters Cody jinks

    James Harner

    Hell yes!!

    Nick Bloom

    The holy trifecta -

    Colter Wall
    Tyler Childers
    Sturgill Simpson

  78. DJ Smith

    6 Florida Georgia Line fans I see in the thumbs down section🤦‍♂️

    puggles luv

    It was taylor swaft and her multiple personalities

    Anthony Greenwood

    I almost feel ashamed that I like some of their songs. Dirt is fn awesome.

  79. DJ Smith

    Favorite on the album🔥🤘

  80. Boy Lin

    Mayat met

  81. Justin Eldridge

    I hear a little Ralph Stanely in this song

    Norma M. Atchley

    Justin Eldridge I do too. What a blessing we have here in this young man from, Kentucky. Mountain woman Norma.

  82. bevy bear

    Wholly damn Tyler 💕
    You know ~ you just know

  83. Ndub Golfer

    🙌🏼 bro. Keep rippin.

  84. country boy 67

    This music makes me wanna spit baccer, drink beer, and ccok something on the grill,,o wait my bad I'm already doing that very thing, God bless country folk who sing this type of country and THANK YOU to the people who CAN actually do it

  85. Amanda Schwarz Nelson

    Tyler is the best thing to happen to country music in a long time. #obsessed not a song by him that I don't love

    rico a

    Dude I u have a killer playlist all my faves on there

  86. Josh Lindsey

    UNDERRATED

  87. Ross McMurdo

    I hear Creeker and think of Upchurch. What a killer duo that be! Tyler n upchurch for that outlaw shit

  88. Kyle D

    When will you come to tx

  89. Bloody Chunks

    Thank you so much for continuing the long legacy of REAL country music. All of your fans know the difference, and we ALL appreciate it. Keep them coming. Thanks Tyler, and Sturgill.

  90. Buddy Bowling

    this 1 will take u home to the hollers in the hills of KY.

  91. JDrizzle26

    Real country music is making a comeback

  92. daniel s

    like will be given.

  93. Martin Klubnik

    You are a musical genius..This album is absolutely great!!🔝Your fan from.Slovakia.♥️🎶

    tony gonya

    Clear Creek is playing were tonight??

  94. Robert Kinoy

    Little bit of Willie Nelson in this.

    Chris Settles

    Robert Kinoy nope. A lot of Ralph Stanley Rank Stranger

  95. ꓘalamity Kyles Road Show

    Tyler Childers is my Jesus!

  96. Willbillys

    Some fellas kick ass like Tyler

  97. blaine friedrich

    God damnit Tyler you did it again

  98. Taylor Estep

    You're my favorite. Day in and day out all I listen to is your music. I've been following for years now

  99. Speakin' Easy Podcast

    “And for everyone you meet, there's a whole mess of people
    Tryin' like hell to pull you on down
    To the level they're on and the trouble they're tendin'
    In the mess that they've made, in the gutter they found”

    Unbelievable lyrics

    bevy bear

    Right On Point.

    Matt Pike

    You think that's good, you should hear some of his other stuff. I feel like most of these songs off this album are bubble gum for the brain compared to his old stuff, but I'm starting to warm up to it a little.

    Quinten Christiansen

    The best words ever wrote