A friend told me that he had a hard time believing that I like country music. For those of my readers in the same category, here's why. Besides the beat, a lot of the lyrics genuinely have good messages, avoid talking about bitches and hoes or shooting people, and touch home about life in general. Some of my favorites:
"Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what your made of
You might bend 'til you break
'Cause it's all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe you hands, shake it off
Then you stand, then you stand" -Rascall Flatts, "Stand"
" I ain't settling for just getting by
I've had enough so so for the rest of my life
Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high
Just enough ain't enough this time
I ain't settling for anything less than everything, yeah"
- Sugarland, "Settling"
"I laid in bed that night and thought about the day
And how my life is like a roller coaster ride
The ups and downs and crazy turns along the way
It'll throw you off if you don't hold on tight
You can't really smile until you've shed some tearst
I could die today or I might live on for years
I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautful life" -e" -Darryl Worley, "Awful, Beautiful Life"
"Someday she wants a big o' ring
With a big ol' rock that shines
And a big ol' walk-in closet
With shoes of every kind
Yeah, someday she wants a big ol' boat
She can lay around gettin' a tan
But right now all she wants is a man
With a big ol' heart
Who can love her like nobody can
Big ol' kisses that go on and on
And never end
With a big ol' smile
He'll fill her world with laughter
Size matters, size matters" - Joe Nichols, "Size Matters"