Me Neither

Album: Who Needs Pictures (1999)
Charted: 85


  • Paisley used a 1968 Fender Paisley Telecaster guitar on this tongue-in-cheek country love song about a persistent guy who keeps striking out with a girl. Paisley, who wrote the tune with Frank Rogers (the album's producer) and country songwriter Chris DuBois, said of the song's origin: "Every guy has been there. You're talking to a girl and realizing that it's going nowhere - but you still keep trying. I know I've been turned down enough to feel like I've really lived this song. Frank, Chris and I wrote it in the car on our way back from Frank's family beach house in Garden City, South Carolina. We'd spent a week there writing, and it was really successful. In fact, that's where we wrote 'Who Needs Pictures.' Anyway, we had this nine-and-a-half-hour drive back home. So Frank sat in the back seat with a guitar. I sat in front with a notebook, and Chris drove. By the time we got to Nashville, we had just about every line done."
  • This peaked at #18 on the Country chart.
  • Cledus T. Judd turned this into the Leave It To Beaver-themed parody "More Beaver" on his 2000 album, Just Another Day In Parodies.
  • This was featured on the soundtrack to the 1999 comedy Happy, Texas, starring Jeremy Northam and Steve Zahn.

Comments: 1

  • Lorenzo from Austin, TxClever song. He's a really underrated guitarist.
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