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Country Music Song Titles
June 9, 2003 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Laugh as much as you like: I still think there's a certain intensely dramatic and lyrical redneck technique behind these country music song titles. I like a song title that says everything upfront. It's not as easy as you think, either. [Via Bifurcated Rivets]
posted by Carlos Quevedo (12 comments total)

 
The Beat Farmers' version of "Are you drinking with me Jesus?" beats all comers hands down. You ain't heard nothin' until you heard THAT bass voice waxing poetic on metaphysical matters.
posted by xena at 7:00 PM on June 9, 2003


Of course you know that, if you play a country song backwards, you get your truck back, don't you?
posted by dg at 7:14 PM on June 9, 2003


Who could forget "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot"?
posted by sharksandwich at 7:28 PM on June 9, 2003


I just wish I knew what it meant, exactly, to "hairlip the Pope".
posted by padraigin at 8:09 PM on June 9, 2003


"Don't Mess With My Toot Toot" isn't really a country song, though. For that matter, neither is anything by Richard Friedman, Weird Al or Mel Torme. Mr. Friedman sang "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed" under the stage name Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys.
posted by faceonmars at 8:55 PM on June 9, 2003


Why exactly doesn't Kinky Friedman count as country?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 9:15 PM on June 9, 2003


Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys.

There's just something all kind of wrong with that bandname. Belongs in a Coen Brothers movie- maybe the opening act for the Soggy Bottom Boys or something. Or not.
posted by konolia at 9:19 PM on June 9, 2003


Not.
posted by squirrel at 9:37 PM on June 9, 2003


No Pop you in the Pooper? No bad country list is complete without it!

My chain of ass related posts continues.
posted by qDot at 10:00 PM on June 9, 2003


I know far more of those than is probably good for me.

If they're going to count the Austin Lounge Lizards, I claim Tammy Faye Starlite's “God Has Lodged a Tenant in My Uterus” and the old standby, “Get Off the Stove, Grandma--You’re Too Old to Ride the Range.”
posted by hippugeek at 11:03 PM on June 9, 2003


Sorry about taking so long to answer -- I had to go to work.
Anyway, I always thought of Kinky as more of a "novelty" type musician, along the lines of Weird Al. Kinky's tunes were country, but the lyrics and titles were comedy.
posted by faceonmars at 7:58 AM on June 10, 2003


"All My Exes Live In Texas" is the song that converted me to country. Yee-Haw.
posted by sodalinda at 11:28 AM on June 10, 2003


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