Eric Church's new single "Some of It" is a humble reflection on how we gather life's lessons.

It's a contrast to the rapid-fire, Southern-rock melody of "Desperate Man" — "Some of It" takes on a quieter tone as a somber Church thinks back on how he has learned lessons throughout his life. Sometimes it was the hard way, sometimes through the written word ... this star knows the struggle of absorbing valuable teachings.

"Some of it, you learn the hard of it / Some of it, you read on a page / Some of it comes from heartbreak / Most of it comes with age / And none of it ever comes easy," he sings gently. Church continues to express humility by claiming that he doesn't know everything yet, and even though you may not be able to use each piece of advice you're given, the most important ones will stick. 

Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson helped Church pen this mid-tempo thinker. Sonically it connects to the blues-rock beat of "Desperate Man" but it's much more of a vocal and lyrical showcase than his album's lead single.

Did You Know?: Eric Church has five career No. 1 hits, the most recent being "Record Year" from Mr. Misunderstood.

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Eric Church's "Some of It" Lyrics:

Beer don't keep / Love’s not cheap and trucks don't wreck themselves / Mama ain't a shrink / Daddy ain't a bank and God ain't wishin' well / Money ain't rich / Everybody sins and nobody wins in a fight / And sometimes wrong is right.

Chorus:
Some of it you learn the hard way / Some of it you read on a page / Some of it comes from heartbreak / Most of it comes with age / And none of it ever comes easy / A bunch of it you maybe can't use / I know I don't probably know what I think I do / But there's somethin' to some of it.

Girls like to laugh / Tears don't last and scared's what praying's for / If it's close, swing the bat / Everybody's gotta pass and love's worth living for / When you dance, hold her close / 'Til it brakes go for broke / Be the first to reach for her hand / No you don't get to do some things again.

When you can take it slow / 'Cause time sure won't / What really makes you a man
Is being true to her until your glass runs out of sand.