"Backwards" as written by Marcel Francois Chagnon and Tony Carl Mullins....
I was sittin' on a bar stool
In a barbecue joint in Tennessee
When this old boy walked in
And he sat right down next to me

I could tell he'd been through some hard times
'Cause there were tear stains on his old shirt
And he said, you wanna know what you get
When you play a country song backwards

You get your house back
You get your dog back
You get your best friend Jack back
You get your truck back

You get your hair back
You get your first and second jobs back
Your front porch swing

Your bling, bling, bling and a diamond ring
You get your farm, and the barn
And the boat, and the Harley
And that old black cat named Charlie

It sounds a little crazy
A little scattered and absurd
But that's what you get
When you play a country song backwards

Well, I never heard it said quite like that
It hit me in the face 'cause that's where I'm at
I almost fell flat out on the floor
He said, wait a minute, that's not all
There's even more

You get your mind back
You get your nerves back
Your achy breaky heart
You get your pride back

You get your life back
You get your first real love back
You get your big screen TV, a DVD
And a washing machine

You get the pond, and the lawn
The breaker, and the mower
You go back where you don't know her
It sounds a little crazy

A little scattered and absurd
But that's what you get
When you play a country song backwards
Oh play that song!

We sat there and talked
About how it would be
If we could turn it all around
And go back T-I-M-E

You get your house back
You get your dog back
You get your best friend Jack back
You get your truck back

You get your hair back
You get your first and second job back
Your front porch swing

Your bling, bling, bling and a diamond ring
You get your farm, and the barn
And the boat, and the Harley
And that old black cat named Charlie
You get your mind back

You get your nerves back
Your achy breaky heart
You get your pride back
You get your life back

You get your first real love back
You get your big screen TV, a DVD
And a washing machine
You get the pond, and the lawn

The breaker, and the mower
You go back when life was slower
It sounds a little crazy
A little scattered and absurd

But that's what you get
When you play a country song backwards


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"Backwards" as written by Tony Carl Mullins Marcel Francois Chagnon

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    General Commentwell this ones tricky :P...
    so basically, the stereotypical country song is about everything going wrong. Now if you play a country song backwards (in other words, reversing the song) you get it all back and pretty much "live the life". This song (backwards) is obviously a country song being flipped around, resulting in a happy theme.
    chinotinoon June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti despise country to no end, but my mom loves this one, and it's catchy and witty.
    rangelon August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've heard some of the hardcore country fans basically slagging this off, but I think it's just a tongue-in-cheek pop at traditional "my wife left me, my dog died" country songs
    nutty dolphinon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFunny song:]
    Just poking fun at the sterotypical "girl left me, in jail, got drunk" country song.
    Liverpool7on July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand this at all, but I like it!
    liljojo204on June 30, 2011   Link

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