“American Slang” might be The Cadillac Three’s best song to date

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Just over a year has passed since The Cadillac Three released their critically-acclaimed debut album Bury Me In My Boots, but already the Southern rock band has a new record ready for fans. Legacy will arrive in stores this Friday, August 25, and to celebrate the band has released a brand new music video.

“American Slang” takes an ever so slight step back from the country-tinged sound of Boots so The Cadillac Three can deliver a song mainstream audience might embrace. The track still carries the cultural references that first made the band popular, specifically those focused on the importance of family. The lyrics detail the recognition that when death comes, as it does for us all, the only real legacy left behind is the love those closest to you carry in their hearts. You can view the song’s official video above.

We have a pretty good feeling you’ll want to sing along with “American Slang,” so take a moment to read and memorize the lyrics below:

“American Slang”
How did I catch your brown eyes?
How did I get your heart beating with mine?
It’s something I never quite understood
Well I guess I must’ve tricked you good
Well must’ve done something in another life, right

When I’m gone, my name carved in stone
And that dash between the years, is all I left here
It won’t be songs and stages I sang on
Girl, as hall of fame as I wanna be
A lifetime you loving me, hell that’s a legacy

You’re in everything coming off these strings
Baby you’re the lead, I’m just the harmony
Behind every great man they say
There’s a woman that made him that way
Looking at you girl it ain’t hard to see, that

When I’m gone, my name carved in stone
And that dash between the years, is all I left here
It won’t be songs and stages I sang on
Girl, as hall of fame as I wanna be
A lifetime you loving me, hell that’s a legacy

When I’m gone, my name carved in stone
Over husband, friend and father
Survived by son, wife and daughter
It won’t be songs that keep me living on
Girl, as hall of fame as I wanna be
It’s a lot of love and a little family tree
Hell that’s, a legacy

Legacy arrives this Friday. If you somehow missed Bury Me In My Boots you can familiarize yourself with the album review we ran last August.