"Can't Tell Me Nothin'" as written by and Steve/giles Bogard....
I been caught sideways out here on the crossroads
Tryin' to buy back the pieces I lost of my soul
It's hard when the devil won't get off your back
It's like carryin' around the past in a hundred pound sack

Today, I'm gonna keep on walkin'
I'm gonna hold my head up high
Gonna leave it all behind
Today, I'm gonna stand out in the rain
Let it wash it all away, yeah, wash it all away
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah

Skeletons and ghosts are hidin' in the shadows
Threatening me with all the things that they know
Choices and mistakes - they all know my name
I'm through holdin' in and holdin' on to all that pain

Today, I'm gonna keep on walkin'
I'm gonna hold my head up high
Got no more tears to cry
Today, I'm gonna stand out in the rain
Let it wash it all away, yeah, wash it all away
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah

I know, I know, I know, I know I been forgiven
I know, I know, I know, I'm gonna start livin'

Today, I'm gonna keep on walkin'
I'm gonna hold my head up high
I'm gonna leave it all behind
Today, I'm gonna stand out in the rain
Let it wash it all away, yeah, wash it all away
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah
I'm gonna let it go, oh, oh, oh yeah

Oh, oh, oh yeah


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"Can't Tell Me Nothin'" as written by Bill Luther Tom Douglas

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    General Commenti agree with mtu.


    really good song too.
    this is Taylor Swift's favorite song that she talks about in her song "Tim Mcgraw"
    mysweetoctoberon February 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented this song. I love the way he's ignored everything anyone's ever said to him, and now he's happy.
    "They say be careful what you wish for
    I wanted to be her man
    Two babies and a trailer later here I am
    Can't tell me nothin"

    I guess the moral is to go with your instinct and not to follow orders, cos if it makes you happy, then who cares?
    nutty dolphinon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree. I don't think the moral is 'go with your gut feeling and you'll be happy'. I think it's the opposite of that. The moral is 'told you so..', 'we warned you'. It's about a young man ignoring advice from his elders, thinking he knows what's best for himself and ending up making decisions that he later regrets:

    "I had to find out for myself the hard way".

    Mistakes he made:

    - Blowing a load of money fixing up a motorcycle that breaks down instantly.
    - Ending up stuck with a girl who wasn't right for him in the long term.
    - Becoming dependant on drink and tobacco to make him happy.

    He realises he's made bad decisions in his life, However he ultimately remains the same, stubborn in his ways and continues to refuse to listen to good advice. His excuse is, 'It's the way I am - I can't change because my nature". He feels he is unreachable. He has a belief in God, but won't let God help him out, thinking that even God couldn't change the person that he is.
    mtuon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song sometimes... i know what people are tellin me to do is right but i jus do what i want.
    goldengramm15on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely looove this song!!
    I heard about it through Taylor Swift's song "Tim McGraw." There's a line, "When you think Tim McGraw/ I hope you think my favorite song/The one we danced to all night long." It turns out that song is this one. It's a great song, I think about ignoring what everyone else tells you to do and doing what you know is best for yourself, just being happy being who you are. It's not much of a song to slow dance to, though...
    anniewashere123on March 16, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningquestion what does the line ''I got a little hitch in my get-along now'' means
    dickface007on May 06, 2010   Link

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