"What About Georgia" as written by and Miranda Lambert....
You draw it out like a highway
With every word that you say
Excuses for the answers that you lack
Your mama's still the steady ground you walk on every day
And your daddy's still the monkey on your back
Did you find all you thought you'd find out in the wild, wild west
You took a little piece of home and you threw away the rest

You say you're livin' on the edge and I think you're hangin' from a ledge
Too scared to hold the hand that wants to help you up
Are you the man you thought you'd be by the time that you turned thrity three
Are you still a bullet in your daddy's gun
Don't forget boy you're your mama's only son
She's at home and she's been praying for you
Hey what about Georgia

Saw your sister yesterday
Austin's five and on his way
Looking for some shoes that he can fill
He said that he'd be just like you, the coolest guy he ever knew
And he'd find you when he lost his training wheels
I looked in his big blue eyes and I saw you again
He's hungry for a life that he ain't ready to begin

You say you're livin' on the edge and I think you're hangin' from a ledge
Too scared to hold the hand that wants to help you up
Are you the man you thought you'd be by the time that you turned thrity three
Are you still a bullet in your daddy's gun
Don't forget boy you're your mama's only son
She's at home and she's been praying for you
So what about Georgia

Guess you didn't realize it'd take you quite this long
To figure out that being free is right where you belong

You say you're livin' on the edge and I think you're hangin' from a ledge
Too scared to hold the hand that wants to help you up
Hey! Are you the man you thought you'd be by the time that you turned thirty three
Are you still a bullet in your daddy's gun
Don't forget boy you're your mama's only son
She's at home and she's been praying for you
Hey want about Georgia
What about Georgia, yeah
What about Georgia Georgia, yeah
What about Georgia


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"What About Georgia?" as written by Miranda Lambert

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    General CommentWhen she sings the part:

    "Are you still a bullet in your daddy's gun"

    what is that suppose to mean?
    MusicQueenon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a friend of Miranda's who killed themselves after several years of joking about it...
    phillyt23on December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI found this at countrymusic.about.com, from Miranda herself:

    "That's about [fellow 'Nashville Star' contestant] Travis Howard. Travis wrote a "dating" song about me. It was called "Train Wreck." It says, "You're just a train wreck and I'm a penny on the tracks." He sent it to me from L.A. That was like a shock to my heart. I thought, "OK. All right." I was so angry about him writing a song like that about me. I thought, "You know what? He's the one who left home and forgot about everyone. What about that?" My mom and I were on the way to Houston. On the way, I got out my guitar and wrote "What About Georgia" in, like, an hour. That's my favorite of all my songs."

    On her website she has an 'Ask Ran' section and I remember once someone asked her that same question about the bullet and the gun and she said it means do you still do everything your dad tells you to do like how a bullet goes wherever the gun points it. Hope that helps!
    Reveilleon January 19, 2007   Link

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