About the song

Ah, yes, George Strait’s “It Just Comes Natural”. Now that’s a song that takes you back, a quintessential slice of Strait magic from the mid-2000s. Released in October 2006 as the title track for his twenty-fourth studio album, it wasn’t just another song; it was a statement. Here was Strait, already a country music icon with a trophy case full of awards and a voice that could melt butter, still delivering music that resonated with his core audience.

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“It Just Comes Natural” wasn’t a flashy, trend-chasing tune. It was pure, unadulterated Strait. Written by the talented duo of Marv Green and Jim Collins, it embodied the effortless cool that’s always been a hallmark of the King of Country. The song’s easy groove and familiar themes resonated with fans who’d been following Strait’s career for decades, but it also had a timeless quality that could draw in new listeners.

This wasn’t Strait’s first foray into exploring the idea of natural ability and comfort within his music. Tracks like “The Cowboy Rides Away” and “Workin’ Man Blues” explored similar territory, celebrating the unpretentious, blue-collar spirit that country music thrives on. But “It Just Comes Natural” felt different. It was a celebration of Strait himself, a testament to his enduring connection with his audience, and a subtle reminder that his brand of country wasn’t manufactured – it simply was.

Let’s delve a little deeper. The song opens with a gentle guitar strumming pattern, instantly setting a relaxed and inviting mood. Strait’s signature vocals soon take center stage, as smooth as ever, delivering lines about a man who doesn’t overthink things. He talks about his love for a simple life, working with his hands, and finding joy in the everyday. The lyrics are full of uncluttered imagery – a dusty road, a worn-out pair of boots, a well-worn guitar – that paint a picture of a life lived authentically.

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The beauty of “It Just Comes Natural” lies not just in its laid-back feel but also in its subtle complexities. It’s a song about confidence, yes, but it’s also about the wisdom that comes with experience. The narrator isn’t just someone who’s good at what he does; he’s someone who understands the value of hard work, dedication, and staying true to oneself. There’s a quiet pride in his voice, a sense of accomplishment that comes from a life well-lived.

“It Just Comes Natural” wasn’t just a hit song; it was a critical darling as well. The album itself was nominated for a Best Country Album Grammy Award in 2008, a testament to Strait’s enduring influence on the genre. But for many fans, the song’s true legacy lies in its ability to capture the essence of Strait himself. It’s a song that feels effortless, timeless, and utterly genuine – much like the man who delivered it. So, the next time you hear those opening guitar chords, sit back, relax, and let “It Just Comes Natural” wash over you. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the greatest music comes from the simplest truths.

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Lyrics

“It Just Comes Natural”

Sun shines, clouds rain
Train whistles blow and guitars play
Preachers preach, farmers plow
Wishes go up and the world goes round

And I love you, it just comes natural
It just comes natural
Seasons change rivers wind
Tumble weeds roll and the stars shine
Wind howls, dawn breaks
Cowboys riding’ time slips away

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And I love you, it just comes natural
It’s what I was born to do
Don’t have to think it through
Baby, it’s so easy loving you
It just comes natural

It’s what I was born to do
Don’t have to think it through
Baby it’s so easy loving you

Fire burns waves crash
Seeds grow and good things last
Ships sail dreams fly
Night falls and full moons rise

And I love you, it just comes natural
And I love you, it just comes natural
It just comes natural
It just comes natural