Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Country Lyrics!

My husband makes fun of country music all the time. I like it, but I see his point in some of it. I thought I'd share some of his antics...

Have you heard that song, "I Need You" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill? (The video is here.) Anyway, the lyrics go, "I need you like a needle needs a vein..." My creative husband likes to sing the next time as "like an addict needs cocaine!" I'll have to admit, this line makes lame lyrics (of course that may be my hate of needles). Of course the lyrics, "like the Father and the Son need the Holy Ghost" make it better!

How about the song, "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood? (Video is here.) It's about a woman who is extremely bitter at an ex for cheating on her and decides to destroy his truck as revenge. My husband likes to note how it encourages rage in women and cracks up as I sing it at the top of my lungs. Of course, he'd never cheat on me, but just in case he gets any funny ideas... *;o) (I think it would be hilarious if the video ended and her ex goes to a different truck, pointing out that she had destroyed the wrong one...oops!)

Then there's the Sim's version of country with the song, "I'm My Own Grandpa". Sad times...

I'm My Own Grandpa

Of course he's sorta fond of the song "Ticks" from Brad Paisley where he quotes, "I'd like to check you for ticks!" I think the song is lame (and immoral), but my husband has grasped the phrase as a husband's great excuse...need I say more?

These aren't the only songs he mocks, just the ones I can remember...

I find it humorous because when we were dating I'd email him lyrics to country songs and he'd be all for them until I dropped the bomb on him that they were country songs. No renigs!

This includes Van Zant's song, "Help Somebody" where the lyrics state, "if you wanna hear God laugh, tell Him your plans." He also fell for our wedding song, "From This Moment On" - Shania Twain and Bryan White. I'm not sure I understand the video, but the lyrics were perfect! My husband totally shocked me as he knew and sang every word during our first dance as husband and wife. Romantic!

2 comments:

The Homeschool and Etc. Blog said...

LOL!

I know little about country music. What I do know is that it's played at our bread store. They really do have songs about cheatin' and lyin' and stuff. Probably the only reason people make fun of country more than rock though is the lyrics are more understandable in country, even with the twang...

One time I heard this horrible song about Jolene. The lady singing it is begging the woman who is stealing her man to please let him go. (Like, yeah, that'll stop him from thinking of straying again!!) Right after we left, we went to get Patrick his allergy shots and there was a lady there named Jolene! I tried to tell her about this amazing coincidence but she just rolled her eyes and said EVERYONE sings her that song.

Hm. Guess that would be along the lines of being named "Delilah" but Jolene is a pretty name despite the song.

Mrs. C.

Mrs. and Mama Knifton said...

I grew up with country so I guess it's partly nostalgia...