Country Music Don't - Collab?

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Country Music Don't - Collab?

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Liner Notes: 

Maybe a little harsh but that's the way I see it......for this song! Needs music and vocals,,,,,???

Lyrics: 

COUNTRY MUSIC DON'T

Verse:
Hacky tacky lyrics delivered in a drawl
Full of homespun hokum, don't say anything at all
All the heartbroke whining
And alcoholic haze
Country music... it don't ever seem
To promise better days

Verse:
Patriotic nonsense backed by twang and drums
Soulful invocations of the bible's hit and run
Steel guitars are shining
quivering and bright
I don't think that country music's
Saving me tonight

Chorus:
Sing a catchy slogan, throw in some gospel quote
Makes it seem important to hear the words they wrote
Asking for salvation
Or praying for good luck
Truth is country music's
Always
Written for the buck

Bridge:
We watch in TV spaces
Those sweetly smiling faces
Country roads and fast cars feel so free
They all pretend they're you and me
In torn up jeans and fancy tees
Telling us just how our stories end

Verse:
Country music never listens, country music never cares
Just the same old faces singing... like this time they really care
Country music sells the records, let's the companies decide
While you close your eyes completely
As it takes you for a ride,

Chorus:
Sing a catchy slogan, throw in some gospel quote
Makes it seem important to hear the words they wrote
Asking for salvation
Or praying for good luck
Truth is country music's
Always
Written for the buck



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Comments

Unkept's picture

Fantastic writing! I completely understand your viewpoint here. Smile
"Country roads and fast cars feel so free,They all pretend they're you and me, In torn up jeans and fancy tees"
Great lines!

cindyrella's picture

Great! I have written about this very thing (but nearly so well!) I cannot stand to listen to most of it. They all sound the same (except for Zac Brown). Truck, girl, beer and repeat. Ugh. Nice job!

sph's picture

"Truck, Girl, Beer and repeat" makes a good songtitle too.

RalphCarl's picture

Ouch! Your pen is like a scalpel.Well written and sharply pointed song here.It hurts me admit this,because there are still exceptions with great beauty in their words and music, but it's just the sad truth.Three chords and the money.The country music algorithm.

colgoo's picture

I like country music. (And most other genres). But, I do not like country music that fits the formula outlined here. I like the kind of songs that point out injustice. Reba McIntyre and the Dixie Chicks come to mind. I think that there are certain songs in every genre that rise above the rest and have staying power and value because they are so good!

I think this would be great done as a country song, lightly mocking bad country music. Male voice in the baritone/bass range. Put in some slide guitar or banjo, maybe even a harmonica bit.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Some very astute observations here, but delivered with fluid and rollicking phrases. This song is a triumph, and utterly sings off the page. I hope you find a collaborator.

(I think you might be able to do better than rhyming 'cares' with 'care', though Smile )

Acousticmaddie's picture

I felt the same way until I got asked to write some country for a fellow musician this spring and got the essence fof it.'great song structure though and nice rhyme in the setting.