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Posted: 12/8/2006 9:27:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 9:33:23 PM EST
I'm surprised that more suicides aren't attributed to country music.
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 9:36:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
I'm surprised that more suicides aren't attributed to country music.


It's a silent epidemic.
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 10:10:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
I'm sitting here listening to some different Country music and it got me to thinking.

In 1994 the first girl I was going to marry broke up with me and I remember that the sad country songs gave me comfort but it was the happy ones that talked about people being in love that hurt me.

I thought it was supposed to be the opposite.

Also things that you think you can't live through are just memories 10 years later.


In '77 the love of my life broke up with me. I got in my car, fired it up, and slapped the 8 track in the radio. Love Hurts came on next, I pulled the tape out of the radio, and thru it out the window. I miss that tape.
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 10:11:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By blacklisted:

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
I'm surprised that more suicides aren't attributed to country music.


It's a silent epidemic.

Ban it!!!!! For the children, of course
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 10:16:10 PM EST
All I know is, as I left that cunt in my rear view mirror on a rainy day, Garth Brooks "The Dance" came on the radio. That tubby redneck (millionaire) hit the nail on the head for me that day.
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 10:36:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2006 8:45:57 AM EST by HardShell]
Link Posted: 12/8/2006 10:40:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By blacklisted:

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
I'm surprised that more suicides aren't attributed to country music.


It's a silent epidemic.


Link Posted: 12/11/2006 8:44:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2006 8:46:49 AM EST by HardShell]
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 8:49:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
I'm sitting here listening to some different Country music and it got me to thinking.

In 1994 the first girl I was going to marry broke up with me and I remember that the sad country songs gave me comfort but it was the happy ones that talked about people being in love that hurt me.

I thought it was supposed to be the opposite.

Also things that you think you can't live through are just memories 10 years later.


are you saying that they actually make happy country songs?
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 9:20:22 AM EST
oh brother hearin Kathy Mattea sing " Life as we knew it" and Patty Loveless sing " Don't toss us away" when you're goin thru a break-up will riiiiiiiip your guts out !!!! but as far as happy songs ? listen to Hank Williams sing " Settin the woods on fire " or Hank Snow sing " Would you mind? ".
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 9:22:16 AM EST
Its the stories man. Thats why country music is popular. Bluegrass is even more sad than country. Actually listen to the words in a bluegrass album.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 9:22:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
I'm sitting here listening to some different Country music and it got me to thinking.

In 1994 the first girl I was going to marry broke up with me and I remember that the sad country songs gave me comfort but it was the happy ones that talked about people being in love that hurt me.

I thought it was supposed to be the opposite.

Also things that you think you can't live through are just memories 10 years later.


are you saying that they actually make happy country songs?


Yup but you have to play them backwards!
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 9:34:49 AM EST
There are plenty of happy country songs...

David Allen Coe - Take this Job and Shove it

Brad Pasily - I'm Gonna Miss Her

Alan Jackson - 5 o'clock somewhere


All have a positive message
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 9:47:22 AM EST
man when I listen to hickory nut music, it makes me want to fight, drink and smoke cheap cigerrettes, gotta say though, theres a lot of chicks that like to listen to it, and they all like to play cowgirls and nden.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 10:02:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
I'm sitting here listening to some different Country music and it got me to thinking.

In 1994 the first girl I was going to marry broke up with me and I remember that the sad country songs gave me comfort but it was the happy ones that talked about people being in love that hurt me.

I thought it was supposed to be the opposite.

Also things that you think you can't live through are just memories 10 years later.

are you saying that they actually make happy country songs?

One of our local country stations has a radio show where they only play happy country songs. Wish I could remember what it's called.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 10:05:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Flakchak:
I'm surprised that more suicides aren't attributed to country music.


The next time you get dumped, stay at home all night by yourself and clean your guns while listening to Garth Brooks sing "The Dance".
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 10:13:49 AM EST
Are you a real cowboy?
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 10:15:46 AM EST
Im sitting here and i kicked my dog, and he barked and i hate a barking dog, so i shot him, oh yea, sing along if you like...................
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 1:01:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
The next time you get dumped, stay at home all night by yourself and clean your guns while listening to Garth Brooks sing "The Dance".


Why would I do that? Ak's clean themselves... don't they?
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 1:24:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By CSM:
Its the stories man. Thats why country music is popular. Bluegrass is even more sad than country. Actually listen to the words in a bluegrass album.


+1000

I grew up, and now live, in Chicago (or actually 10 miles outside of the city limits), but I went to school at U of I -Champaign and Indiana Univ. I learned about country from friends from Southern IL and IN, and have been a fan ever since (I also listen to alternative, classic rock, some pop etc), but there is something about the stories in countries that makes it so appealing.

I would suggest people who have not given country a try check out George Strait (I just want to dance with you, Write this down or cowboys like us), Toby Keith - I love this Bar Beer for my horses, how do you like me now (fun songs); I foget who sings it - but Letters from Home (at least to me) is a tear jerker - about soldier reading letters from home - or Darryl Worly - Awful beautiful life.

Everyone in my life after I learned of country and introduced them has made it a part of theirs - I shit you not.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 1:31:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 1:56:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By ralphie14:
There are plenty of happy country songs...

David Allen Coe - Take this Job and Shove it

Brad Pasily - I'm Gonna Miss Her

Alan Jackson - 5 o'clock somewhere


All have a positive message


I thought that was Johnny Paycheck.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:09:04 PM EST
I guess you've all heard what happens when you play country music backwards?

An oldie but goodie ...
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:17:44 PM EST
You know what happens if you play a country record backwards?

You get your woman back, your dog back, your truck back, your house back, your-
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:26:50 PM EST
Lived most of my life in the South and never did like country music...until a year or so ago.

Listening to the Alison Krauss "Live" album right now. Excellent.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:27:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By ralphie14:
There are plenty of happy country songs...

David Allen Coe - Take this Job and Shove it


I thought that was Johnny Paycheck.


It was
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:28:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By VACaver:
Lived most of my life in the South and never did like country music...until a year or so ago.

Listening to the Alison Krauss "Live" album right now. Excellent.


She's classy ... Not bad looking either.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:36:03 PM EST
I've never shed a tear for a movie, cried at a funeral, and barely over a girl, but when I heard Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley I honestly got a little choked up. I'm not really a country fan, but as a songwriter the song was pretty powerful.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 2:56:51 PM EST
wm.allaccess.com/allaccess/jasoalys.wma


Sad song.

"Alyssa Lies" by Jason Michael Carroll

1st Verse

My little girl met a new friend just the other day
On the playground at school
Between the tires and the swing
But she came home with tear-filled eyes
And she said to me, 'Daddy,
Alyssa lies'

2nd Verse

Well, I just brushed it off at first
'Cause I didn't know how much
My little girl had been hurt
Nor the thing that she had seen
I wasn't ready, when I said, 'You could tell me'
And she said,

Chorus

Alyssa lies to the classroom
Alyssa lies every day at school
Alyssa lies to the teachers
As she tries to cover every bruise

3rd Verse

My little girl laid her head down
That night to go to sleep
As I stepped out' the room, I heard her say
A prayer so soft and sweet,
'God bless my Mom and my Dad
And my new friend Alyssa
Oh, I know she needs you bad, because'

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge

I had the worst night 'a sleep in years
As I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
I knew exactly what I had to do
But when we got to school on Monday
I heard the news

3rd Verse

My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
The lump in my throat grew bigger
With every question that she asked
Until I felt the tears run down my face
And I told her that Alyssa
Wouldn't be at school today

Tag Chorus

'Cause she doesn't lie in the classroom
She doesn't lie anymore at school
Alyssa lies with Jesus
Because there's nothin' anyone would do

Tag

Tears filled my eyes
When my little girl asked me why
Alyssa lies
Oh Daddy
Oh Daddy, tell me why
Alyssa lies
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:02:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2006 3:03:27 PM EST by Ohio]

Originally Posted By ralphie14:
There are plenty of happy country songs...

David Allen Coe - Take this Job and Shove it


You don't have to call him Johnny Paycheck...

But it would be more accurate.

ETA:
Leave the room for a few seconds and get beat twice, I swear...
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:22:21 PM EST
To quote David Allen Coe and to all you anti country music asshats out there,

"MOTHERFUCKER, COUNTRY MUSIC IS ABOUT LIFE".


Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:25:05 PM EST

1GUNRUNNER

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:


Originally Posted By ralphie14:
There are plenty of happy country songs...

David Allen Coe - Take this Job and Shove it


I thought that was Johnny Paycheck.



It was



FYI:
Coe wrote it, Paycheck sang it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:28:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By coltcarbine:
To quote David Allen Coe and to all you anti country music asshats out there,

"MOTHERFUCKER, COUNTRY MUSIC IS ABOUT LIFE".




But so is cRAP, G
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:36:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
I've never shed a tear for a movie, cried at a funeral, and barely over a girl, but when I heard Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley I honestly got a little choked up. I'm not really a country fan, but as a songwriter the song was pretty powerful.


Hell, yeah I love that song. It's one of those top 10 that gets played everytime I'm listening to music.

That and "When I Get Where I'm Going"

Anything by Brad Paisley is fantastic.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:39:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2006 3:40:20 PM EST by Flakchak]

Originally Posted By coltcarbine:
To quote David Allen Coe and to all you anti country music asshats out there,

"MOTHERFUCKER, COUNTRY MUSIC IS ABOUT LIFE".



Could you please make your text bigger, I can barely read what ya got there.

As for being about life, that's a wonderful thing. But if life is that depressing, ya don't need to be reminded about it on the radio. I can listen to an AM station for that.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:44:26 PM EST
There are some good rocking country songs, but it seems like every artist always has to have a few sad ones too..
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:49:31 PM EST
Southern rock, kinda related to country.

After one of my friends got married, the first song that came on the radio when I left the church to go to the reception was this:

I been run down, I been lied to,
I dont know why I let that mean woman make me a fool.
She took all my money, wrecked my new car.
Now shes with one of my goodtime buddies,
Theyre drinkin in some crosstown bar.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like I'm dyin.

My friends tell me, that Ive been such a fool,
And I have to stand by and take it baby, all for lovin you.
Drown myself in sorrow, and I look at what youve down.
But nothin seems to change, the bad times stay the same,
And I can't run.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like I'm dyin.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like I'm dyin.


--Whipping Post, by the Allmann Brothers Band
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:51:04 PM EST
I hate country ballads.
Link Posted: 12/11/2006 3:52:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/12/2006 2:05:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By ralphie14:
There are plenty of happy country songs...

David Allen Coe - Take this Job and Shove it

Brad Pasily - I'm Gonna Miss Her

Alan Jackson - 5 o'clock somewhere

All have a positive message

I thought that was Johnny Paycheck.

They both done it. Depending on a lot of factors, at any one time, sometimes I prefer the Paycheck version, other times the DAC version.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:23:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2007 6:28:28 PM EST by Glock_10mm]
99% of the crap they play on country radio is NOT country music. It's disgusting cookie cutter bullshit pop music. Rascall Fags, your assortment of tramp hos, Queef Urban, Hack Ingram, it makes me sick.

If you want some country music, turn that shit shit off.

Hank Williams
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams III
- He's apparently quite hoarse in the video
early George Strait
early Garth Brooks
Clint Black, usually
Dwight Yoakam
Waylon Jennings
Merle Haggard
David Allan Coe
Willie Nelson

Johnny Cash (trendy and cliche to like him nowadays)
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:35:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By FDC:
wm.allaccess.com/allaccess/jasoalys.wma


Sad song.

"Alyssa Lies" by Jason Michael Carroll

1st Verse

My little girl met a new friend just the other day
On the playground at school
Between the tires and the swing
But she came home with tear-filled eyes
And she said to me, 'Daddy,
Alyssa lies'

2nd Verse

Well, I just brushed it off at first
'Cause I didn't know how much
My little girl had been hurt
Nor the thing that she had seen
I wasn't ready, when I said, 'You could tell me'
And she said,

Chorus

Alyssa lies to the classroom
Alyssa lies every day at school
Alyssa lies to the teachers
As she tries to cover every bruise

3rd Verse

My little girl laid her head down
That night to go to sleep
As I stepped out' the room, I heard her say
A prayer so soft and sweet,
'God bless my Mom and my Dad
And my new friend Alyssa
Oh, I know she needs you bad, because'

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge

I had the worst night 'a sleep in years
As I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
I knew exactly what I had to do
But when we got to school on Monday
I heard the news

3rd Verse

My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
The lump in my throat grew bigger
With every question that she asked
Until I felt the tears run down my face
And I told her that Alyssa
Wouldn't be at school today

Tag Chorus

'Cause she doesn't lie in the classroom
She doesn't lie anymore at school
Alyssa lies with Jesus
Because there's nothin' anyone would do

Tag

Tears filled my eyes
When my little girl asked me why
Alyssa lies
Oh Daddy
Oh Daddy, tell me why
Alyssa lies


I don't normally get worked up over songs, but this one brought a tear to my eye...also Brad Paisley - "When I get where I'm going" gets me a little worked up too because it was the first song i heard after I got the news that my grandpa passed away.

No matter what mood you're in, country music has a song for it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:50:17 PM EST
Country Music used to be awesome, just about rural life and heartache but good times. The best part is the humor.....(Thank God And Greyhound)
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 9:40:35 PM EST
That take this job and shove it(DAC)song writer verses who You remember making it popular is the same with many CW songs.

Most anyone that ever heard Johnny Cash sing Sunday morning coming down,doesn't think of Kriss K.

Bob
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 12:17:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
(Thank God And Greyhound)


That you're gone
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 1:39:44 AM EST
I'm much like Hardshell in that Country is second to Christian music, though I prefer Contemporary Christian and do not appreciate any type of Gospel.

One of the nice things about working for myself is that I can schedule my hours so my homeowners are gone when I'm working and I can crank the radio. Usually I have rock on to help keep the rythm, but yesterday I was listening to country tiling a tub surround, radio blasting, singing along, much to the annoyance of Beth who was playing helper for me (I can't carry a tune in a bucket. My singing gags maggots).

There was a new song that came on I'd never heard before, and it was just KICK ASS.

It starts with the singer going home and drinking with his buddies, when one of them opines there is "something different" about him. The lyrics continue and are something like, "I've been to a place where they hate me. They hate me for who I am and where I'm from. They try to kill me because I'm one." Something like that.

Anyway, it was about a kid who just got back from Iraq and was forever changed by the reality of war. The song had me thinking "100-yard stare" and PTSD. I love those those songs.

"Have we forgotten" is another great one. "You're leading me" (A small child asking his father to quit drinking because he stumbles and embarrasses the boy when everyone stares and whispers). There's another one about a small girl whose dad is a drunk and mom does drugs, and dad eventually shoots mom and she gets taken away by the state and eventually adopted. She goes to Sunday school for the first time, sees a picture of Jesus on the cross, and says, "I don't know who that man is on the cross, but I know that he got off. Because he was right there holding me as I hid behind the couch the night my mommy died" (paraphrased). If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye you're not human.

Truly some of the country music contains some of the most powerful, emotinally-charged lyrics of any music.

The "honkey Tonk Ba Donk A Donk" crap is NOT country. Never was, never will be. It's junk.

Getting drunk over the loss of a woman is best done to "Yabba Dabba Do" by George Jones. Shared many a night with a fifth of JD, tears in my eyes, misery my company wearing out that song on repeat.

Patty Loveless' "Here I am" is powerful. "Letters from home." Too many good ones out there to mention.

For feel good, "Bubba shot the jukebox last night." "I'm going to miss her" (choosing between the wife and going fishing, LOL).

And no one has mentioned Kenny Rogers yet!

The 80's country was definately the best!

Link Posted: 1/3/2007 1:49:27 AM EST
I don't dislike Country music, but darn there are some sad songs.

Christmas before last, I was listening to the radio in the car and this song came on about a little boy who went into a shoe store to buy his mommy some shoes because she was so sick and he thought she was going to be seeing Jesus very soon and wanted her to look nice for Him. Something about a man in line helping him buy them because he didn't have enough money... I cried like a little baby, had to pull over.

Damn, I'm tearing up as I'm thinking about it.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 1:58:11 AM EST
I cant listen to country, its irritating and some is depressing.

Thats just me
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 2:17:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2007 2:22:40 AM EST by pv74]
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You are on my lonesome mind
Into these last nine beers
I have shed a million tears
You are on my lonely mind
I'm gonna keep drinkin' until I'm petrified
And then maybe these tears will leave my eyes
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You were on my lonely mind
Last night I walked the floor, and the night before
You were on my lonely mind
It seems my life is through and I'm so goshdarn blue
You were on my lonely mind
I'm gonna keep drinkin' till I can't move a toe
And then maybe my heart won't hurt me so
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You were on my lonely mind
Lord, I've tried and I've tried
But my tears I can't hide
You were on my lonely mind
All these blues that I've found
Have really got me down
You are on my lonely mind
I'm gonna keep on drinkin' till I can't even think
'Cause in the last week I ain't slept a wink
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You were on my lonely mind



I've got a good woman at home who thinks I do no wrong
But sometimes lord, she just ain't always around
And you know that's when I fall, I can't help myself at all
And I get whiskey bent and hell bound

Play me some songs about a ramblin' man, put a cold one in my hand,
'cause you know I love to hear those guitar sounds
Don't you play 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' cause I'll get all balled up
inside
And I'll get whiskey bent and hell bound

Sure enough about closing time, (I'm) about stoned out of my mind
And I end up with some honky-tonk special I found
Just as sure as the morning sun come, thinking of my sweet girl at home
And I need to get whiskey bent and hell bound

Play me some songs about a ramblin' man, put old Jim Beam in my hand
'cause you know I still love to get drunk and hear country sounds
But don't you play 'Your Cheatin' Heart' cause that'll tear me all apart
I'll get whiskey bent and hell bound

Yeah, old Hank's songs always make me feel low down


Link Posted: 1/3/2007 2:27:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:
I cant listen to country, its irritating and some is depressing.

Thats just me


For me, music is about ambience and mood. I can't listen to only one type, and there are days I can't stand some of what I would otherwise enjoy if my mood was just a little different.

I like soft jazz when reading with the lights down low and the oil lamps lit, or when I'm studying/researching/writing.

I like country when I'm slightly meloncholy and just not into the rock and roll beat.

When I'm happy to the point of slight euphoria, I'll crank 7-Dust as loud as I can get it.

If I just feel like crying, The Carpenters or The Kingston Trio. Sometimes Jim Croche, such as "Time in a Bottle."

If I'm being silly, I go with the silly music like King Missle's "Detachable Penis" or Eminem's "Without Me."

If I want to get drunk, put in a big dip, and shoot some darts, I listen to -80's country.

When Beth and I are riding around in the truck, it's usually on Contemporary Christian - and mostly KLOVE, which I also listen to on the computer via streaming audio.

Thanks to this thread, I just turned off the news and put on some country. "Start Living" is on now, which is good song about priorities. Begins with, "Under an old brass paperweight... is my list of things to do today..." And it goes on how he forgoes all that to spend time with his kids, take a walk, say a prayer, etc. Good morning music, IMHO.
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