April 23

Justin Moore Pokes Fun at Ex-Lovers on “Bait a Hook”

Justin Moore Pokes Fun at Ex-Lovers on "Bait a Hook" 1Justin Moore/Screen grabbed from Youtube

Not all songs about break-ups are really sad. There are also some that are truly full of fun. They are a solid proof that songwriters are creative beings. An example of such a fun song about failed relationships is Justin Moore’s “Bait A Hook.” 

On his second chart-topper single, If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” Justin Moore sings a song with an emotional writing story. However, on this follow-up hit single, it’s the other way around. In an interview, Moore shared that he and his co-writers Thomas Rhett and Jeremy Stover were laughing out loud while writing the song. In case you’re wondering the reason behind it, it’s the song’s theme. He stated,

“It’s fun. Everybody hates their ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. That’s what it’s about. If a guy leaves you for another girl, you’re immediately going to be on Facebook or MySpace and go, ‘She’s fat and ugly.’ She could be Cindy Crawford and [you] say horrific things about this person knowing none of them may be true. Guys are the same way.”

“Bait A Hook” is a funny song about a man who was left by his former lover for another man. The narrator dislikes the man and described him as unable to do things that he can do. “He can’t bait a hook, he can’t even skin a buck,” says the first two lines of the chorus. Because of that, the man feels pity for the lady and continued with confidence, “No darlin’ I ain’t even worried, you’ll come running back.” However, all the feelings of sympathy were gone at the end of the song and the man decided he’s better off without the girl.

Few Facts of the Song

Released in August 2011, “Bait A Hook” is the second single from his album Outlaws Like Me. It peaked at No. 17 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and reached No. 63 on the Hot 100 chart.  His second top 20 single, the song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Unlike his other songs on this album, “Bait A Hook” has a little more groovy melody and it’s bubbly too. These elements are just fitting to the song’s theme as well as rhythm.

Watch and listen to this music video of “Bait a Hook” by Justine Moore.

Released as the second single of his debut album Outlaws Like Me, the song is about a man left by his partner for another guy. The man, instead of making a brawl to express his heartache responded in a different manner.

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