Monday, September 15

Musical Monday: Girl in a Country Song

Have y'all heard this debut single by Maddie & Tae?


Well I wish I had some shoes on my two bare feet
And it's gettin' kinda cold in these painted-on cut-off jeans
I hate the way this bikini top chafes
Do I really have to wear it all day?
(Yeah baby)
I hear you over there on your tailgate whistlin'
Sayin' "Hey girl," but you know I ain't listenin'
Cause I got a name and to you it ain't
pretty little thing, honey or baby
It's driving me red red red red red red redneck crazy
Being the girl in a country song
How in the world did it go so wrong?
Like all we're good for is looking good for
you and your friends on the weekend, nothin' more
We used to get a little respect
Now we're lucky if we even get
To climb up in your truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along
And be the girl in a country song
Well, shakin' my moneymaker ain't ever made me a dime
And there ain't no sugar for you in this shaker of mine
Tell me one more time you gotta get you some of that
Sure I'll slide on over, but you're gonna get slapped
These days it ain't easy being that…
Girl in a country song
How in the world did it go so wrong?
Like all we're good for is looking good for
you and your friends on the weekend, nothin' more
We used to get a little respect
Now we're lucky if we even get
To climb up in your truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along
And be the girl in a country song
Yep, yep, yep
Aw naw,
Conway and George Strait
Never did it this way
Back in the old days
Aw naw,
We ain't a cliche
That ain't no way
To treat a lady
Like a girl in a country song
How in the world did it go so wrong?
Like all we're good for is looking good for
you and your friends on the weekend, nothin' more
We used to get a little respect
Now we're lucky if we even get
To climb up in your truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along
Down some old dirt road we don't even wanna be on
And be the girl in a country song

Yeah baby
I ain't your tan legged Juliet
Can I put on some real clothes now?
Aw naw


These two girls call several of country music's male artists out big time on objectifying women in their music and videos. Now the girls say that they aren't trying to be a feminist voice in the country world, but they wanted to give a different viewpoint of that girl in a country song.
We love all the artists that we're picking at, and we love their music. We are fans of "bro country." But the thing is, we wanted to bring a fresh and new perspective to country music. Country music is all about telling stories, and we're just telling a little different one.
- Tae Dae, interview with Rolling Stone 


It's hard to believe these girls are only 18 years old.  I can't wait to see what else they create as they mature more as artists...and count down the days until their album releases.



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