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TCU’s Gary Patterson Releases New Country Song: “Take a Step Back”
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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak, everyone had to find new ways to pass the time. Since getting out was not much of an option, many took the moments at home to take a deep dive into new projects. That includes TCU head coach Gary Patterson.

Patterson took a break from college football this offseason to write a country song in Fort Worth, Texas. He released the song and music video for “Take a Step Back” on Twitter on Friday night, June 12.

“This song was written back in April during the peak of COVID,” he wrote on social media. “I wanted to remind people to enjoy the time with their families, get to know their neighbors, and be kind to each other through it all.”

Needless to say, Patterson scored a pretty big preseason touchdown, especially with Horned Frogs fans and football players.

TCU’s Gary Patterson: “Take a Step Back”

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According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU coach Gary Patterson teamed up with TCU alum JT Hodges for 2 minutes and 18 seconds of a fun country song and music video that shows true Texas pride and many football-related activities everyone is ready for again this fall.

Patterson can definitely sing, too. Here are the lyrics for his new, trending single:

Take a step back
Take a look at your life
Hug your children
Kiss your wife

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Know your neighbor
Leave the keys in your truck
Do yourself a favor
And try your luck

Take a step back (take a step back)
Take a step back (take a step back)
Everybody stop where you’re at
Take a step back

Take a step back
To the way it was
Where people were crazy
And love was enough

A little more old soul
A little more lay low
Give me just a little more of your heart
I say, ‘Ready. Set. Start.”

Take a step back (take a step back)
Take a step back (take a step back)
Everybody stop where you’re at
Take a step back

No more tomorrows
No more the day got away from me
Come on and bring it on home
1, 2, 3…

Take a step back (take a step back)
Take a step back (take a step back)
Everybody stop where you’re at
Take a step back

You know it

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Take a step back (take a step back)
Take a step back (take a step back)
Everybody stop where you’re at
Take a step back

Take a step back (take a step back)
Take a step back (take a step back)
Everybody stop where you’re at
Take a step back

Everybody stop where you’re at
Take a step back

Everybody stop… yes, sir

Take a step back

TCU football coach Gary Patterson can now focus on the upcoming NCAA season with voluntary workouts starting up, and there’s no doubt that song will be blared during tailgates for years to come.

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Brett Regan About the author:
With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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