Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Funny Country Songs

I have a confession to make. I LOVE country music. I always have. Sure, people like to make jokes like, "What happens when you play a country song backwards? You get your wife back, your dog back, etc. etc. etc." However, the things I love most about country music are:
  • It's simple.
  • You can understand the words.
  • Almost everyone can relate to the message.
  • There is usually a sense of humor involved . . . and I love to laugh.

My dear husband does not share my love of country music . . . so since we've been married, I don't listen to it as much. Not because he won't LET me, but because when we're together, I want us BOTH to enjoy the time. . . not just me. I've tried (sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much) to get him to understand why I love this type of music. He does like certain artists, and I can be grateful for that.

This month, I started a new aspect of my job and I'm back to working in an office again (one of my excuses for not posting every day on my blog . . .) - and the great part about it is, I have about a 20 minute drive where I CAN LISTEN TO COUNTRY MUSIC, if I want to.

This morning, I found a 'Young Country' station that sounds like it is being run by local high school students, but the music was good - so I stuck with it through the extremely slow and icy drive (it took me 40 minutes longer today, so I got a lot of good country listening in.)

Well - there were three songs in a row that evoked significant emotion for me, so I thought I'd share them with you here.

The first one caused me to laugh out loud (or LOL for you abbreviators). The chorus goes like this:

"You say I should stay with you
That Jesus forgives you
You pray I will, but I won't
The difference is
Jesus loves you . . . I don't"

Okay, so I don't necessarily agree with the sentiment, but it caught me off guard and made me laugh. If you are interested, the song is called "I Don't" and it's by Danielle Peck. You can watch the video here.

Right after that, there was another song that was really catchy and again made me laugh. I'll copy all of the lyrics here, because they are really funny . . .

She got her daddy's tongue and temper
Sometimes her mouth could use a filter
God shook his head the day he built her
Oh, but I bet he smiled.
She loves and lives her life unruly
Tears up that dirt road up in a dualy
Dangerous, absolutely.
And in a little while...
She'll be roundin' that corner on three wheels
Ain't slowin down, yellin "Come on, jump in"
Always up to somethin, crazy got nothin' on her

Chorus:She ain't right,
she ain't right
She ain't right,
but she's just right for me

She says she wants to meet my momma
I said, I don't think you oughta
Be like mixin' oil and water
But by midnight she had
momma on the coffee table dancin'
Comin' unwound
Good God I swear,
can't take her anywhere
What's the girl gonna do next

She ain't right,
she ain't right
She ain't right,
but she's just right for me

Every once in a while
she'll give me that smile and say,
I just don't see somebody like you
lovin' somebody like me

She ain't right,
naw she ain't right
She ain't right
She ain't right,
she ain't right

She's just right,
she's just right,
She's just right for me
Mhhmmm she's just right,
she's just right.
She ain't right,
she's just right for me.

I mean seriously . . . didn't that make you laugh? I am beginning to wonder if my husband wrote that song about me . . . well, not the whole song . . . just the 'she ain't right' part. Ha ha.

Again, if you're interested, that song is by Lee Brice and the song is "She Ain't Right" and you can watch the video here.

Finally, we'll end on a serious note. I had heard about this final song, but had not had the chance to listen to it. It was very sentimental, because it made me think about my children growing up, and how their Daddy is going to handle it.

This song is called "Stealing Cinderella" and it is by Chuck Wicks.

Here's the video for you to enjoy.

I challenge all of you today to listen to some music that you can connect with - laugh, cry, and sing really loud!!


Barry Pike said...

Okay, some of the lyrics were funny, I'll give you that.

But, like your wise and knowledgeable husband, there are only a certain, select few country artists that I like.

All I can do is pray for you. :)

Beneath the Shadowed Trees said...

Recently the song I have connected with most is "Stand My Ground" by Within Temptation, and "We're Not Gonna Take It" By Twisted Sister.

Yeah, the hospital makes me angry. Haha

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