That Ain't Country

Album: Sinner (2016)
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  • What a sad state of affairs I'm in
    'Cause I'm trying to compete where I just don't fit in
    'Cause the country, if you call it that, from off the road
    Ain't country just be'cause I'm old enough to know that

    That ain't country
    That's a natural fact
    It's full of tails of good times and happy endings
    My life ain't like that
    So I'll keep listening to the old songs that my grandad used to play
    Full of pain and heartache and desperation and the ones that got away
    The ones that speak to me, the way I feel today

    So tell me, whatever happened to the country songs
    Full of truth and consequences, all the things gone wrong
    Someone came and changed it up, made it all a lie
    I'd like to spit a little beach-nut right in that dude's eye

    'Cause that ain't country
    That's a natural fact
    It's full of tails of good times and happy endings
    My life ain't like that
    So I'll keep listening to the old songs that my grandad used to play
    Full of pain and heartache and desperation and the ones that got away
    The ones that speak to me, the way I feel today

    Now listen here
    We got waylon singing songs bout a ramblin' man
    And junior's got a cold one in his hand
    And the possum's gettin drunk again imagine that
    And Charlie Daniels playing fiddle underneath that hat
    And John and June are goin' back and forth again
    And David Allan Coe is singing 'bout his kin
    And Haggard sings the songs that'll save your soul
    And Willie sings the songs about the hearts he stole

    'Cause that shit's country
    That's a natural fact
    It's full of tails of hard times and complications
    Ain't life like that?
    So I'll keep listening to the old songs that my grandad used to play
    Full of pain and heartache and desperation and the ones that got away
    The ones that speak to me, the way I feel today
    The ones that speak to me
    The way I feel today Writer/s: AARON LEWIS
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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