Meaning and Lyrics of Greener Pastures by Brothers Osborne

Song Lyrics meaning of Greener Pastures by Brothers Osborne

About Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne is an American country music duo formed by brothers TJ Osborne and John Osborne. They grew up in Deale, Maryland, and began performing together in the early 2000s. Known for their unique blend of country, rock, and blues influences, Brothers Osborne have gained critical acclaim and commercial success. One of their popular songs is “Greener Pastures,” showcasing their exceptional songwriting and musical prowess. The duo has won several awards, including CMA Vocal Duo of the Year multiple times. Their music often reflects themes of rural life, resilience, and personal introspection, resonating with audiences worldwide. Brothers Osborne continue to be a dynamic and innovative force in the contemporary country music scene.

Meaning of Greener Pastures by Brothers Osborne

“Greener Pastures” by Brothers Osborne is a song that delves into the theme of seeking solace and a fresh start from a difficult situation. The lyrics depict a sense of disillusionment and a desire for a change in circumstances.

In the first verse, the protagonist expresses a feeling of hopelessness and a realization that things may not improve. Packing belongings into a box symbolizes leaving behind the past and moving on. The act of rolling one for the road and heading out signifies a physical and emotional departure from the current distressing environment. The reference to the world going downhill reflects the protagonist’s own personal struggles and state of mind at the moment.

The chorus “I’m movin’ on to greener pastures” is a metaphor for seeking a brighter future or a better place away from the difficulties of the present. The use of getting stoned as a coping mechanism portrays a sense of numbness or detachment from the troubles faced. The attempts at praying and drinking to find solace highlight the protagonist’s desperate search for relief before deciding to leave.

In the second verse, there is a sense of liberation in finally saying goodbye to a toxic relationship. The imagery of being worn out like the evening news suggests the draining nature of the situation. The decision to let go and trade the burden for something simpler like grass signifies a desire for simplicity and ease.

The bridge offers a moment of relaxation, using smoking as a way to unwind and escape from the troubles temporarily. The act of passing the joint symbolizes sharing this moment of relief with oneself, showcasing a sense of individuality and self-care.

The repetition of the chorus reinforces the resolution to move forward towards a more promising future, regardless of the methods used to cope in the meantime. Overall, “Greener Pastures” reflects themes of escapism, finding peace in simplicity, and the determination to seek a better tomorrow despite the challenges faced today.

Lyrics of Greener Pastures by Brothers Osborne

Verse 1
Wish I could say it was gonna get better
But we oughta know better by now
I'm gonna pack my shit into a cardboard box
And get the hell outta this house
Gonna roll one for the road
Hit more than that county line
This whole world has gone to pot
And right now so am I

Chorus
I'm movin' on to greener pastures
Gettin' stoned so it don't matter
I tried prayin' to the Man up high
I tried drinkin' 'til the well ran dry
I'm movin' on to greener pastures
(Yes I am)

Verse 2
I don't know what took so long
To say "so-long" to you
All you do is wear me out
Just like the evening news
So you can plant your garden
Where you used to chew my ass
Yeah I don't want this dirt no more
I'm tradin' it for grass

Chorus
I'm movin' on to greener pastures
Gettin' stoned so it don't matter
I tried prayin' to the Man up high
I tried drinkin' 'til the well ran dry
I'm movin' on to greener pastures

Bridge
Roll it up, light it up, take a little toke
Hit it 'til it all goes up in smoke (up in smoke)
Puff, puff, pass it around, back to myself right now

Chorus
I'm movin' on to greener pastures
Gettin' stoned so it don't matter
I tried prayin' to the Man up high
I tried drinkin' 'til the well ran dry
I'm movin' on to greener pastures
I tried prayin' to the Man up high
I tried drinkin' 'til the well ran dry
I'm movin' on to greener pastures

Discography Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne

Release: 2023-09-15
Label: EMI Music Nashville (ERN)
Popularity: 👏👏
1. Who Says You Can’t Have Everything
2. Nobody’s Nobody
3. Might As Well Be Me
4. Sun Ain’t Even Gone Down Yet
5. Goodbye’s Kickin’ In
6. Love You Too
7. New Bad Habit
8. We Ain’t Good At Breaking Up
9. Back Home
10. Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That
11. Rollercoaster (Forever And A Day)
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Skeletons (Deluxe)

Release: 2022-01-21
Label: EMI Music Nashville (ERN)
Popularity: 👏👏
1. Lighten Up
2. All Night
3. All The Good Ones Are
4. I’m Not For Everyone
5. Skeletons
6. Back On The Bottle
7. High Note
8. Muskrat Greene
9. Dead Man’s Curve
10. Make It A Good One
11. Hatin’ Somebody
12. Old Man’s Boots
13. Younger Me
14. Headstone
15. Midnight Rider’s Praye
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Skeletons

Release: 2020-10-09
Label: EMI Music Nashville (ERN)
Popularity: 👏👏
1. Lighten Up
2. All Night
3. All The Good Ones Are
4. I’m Not For Everyone
5. Skeletons
6. Back On The Bottle
7. High Note
8. Muskrat Greene
9. Dead Man’s Curve
10. Make It A Good One
11. Hatin’ Somebody
12. Old Man’s Boots
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Upcoming Events for Brothers Osborne

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Date: 2024-07-11
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Brothers Osborne & Phillip Phillips: 2024 Furyk Foundation Concert

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Date: 2024-10-01
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Brothers Osborne & Phillip Phillips: 2024 Furyk Foundation Concert

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Date: 2024-08-08
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Brothers Osborne

Release: 2023-09-15
Label: EMI Music Nashville (ERN)
Popularity: 👏👏
1. Who Says You Can’t Have Everything
2. Nobody’s Nobody
3. Might As Well Be Me
4. Sun Ain’t Even Gone Down Yet
5. Goodbye’s Kickin’ In
6. Love You Too
7. New Bad Habit
8. We Ain’t Good At Breaking Up
9. Back Home
10. Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That
11. Rollercoaster (Forever And A Day)
Tracklist Collapse

Skeletons (Deluxe)

Release: 2022-01-21
Label: EMI Music Nashville (ERN)
Popularity: 👏👏
1. Lighten Up
2. All Night
3. All The Good Ones Are
4. I’m Not For Everyone
5. Skeletons
6. Back On The Bottle
7. High Note
8. Muskrat Greene
9. Dead Man’s Curve
10. Make It A Good One
11. Hatin’ Somebody
12. Old Man’s Boots
13. Younger Me
14. Headstone
15. Midnight Rider’s Praye
Tracklist Collapse

Skeletons

Release: 2020-10-09
Label: EMI Music Nashville (ERN)
Popularity: 👏👏
1. Lighten Up
2. All Night
3. All The Good Ones Are
4. I’m Not For Everyone
5. Skeletons
6. Back On The Bottle
7. High Note
8. Muskrat Greene
9. Dead Man’s Curve
10. Make It A Good One
11. Hatin’ Somebody
12. Old Man’s Boots
Tracklist Collapse
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