I had to leave the country
Though there was some nice folks there
Now I don't know where I'm going
All I know is I'll hit the ground running

Lonely cowboys
And Southern gentlemen
Bedding women
That will Never mend
They ride the roads as they bend
As they bend to there dead ends

I had to leave the country
Though there was some nice folks there
And now I don't know where I'm going
All i know is that I'll hit the ground running

I was raised in a pit of snakes
Blink your eyes I was raised on cake
I couldn't memorize a century of slang
Or learn to tell the same story again and again and again, o

I had to leave the country
Though there was some nice folks there
Now I don't know where I'm going
All I know is I'll hit the ground running

Bitterness is the lowest sin
A bitter man rots from within
I've seen his smile
Yellow and brown
The bitterness has brought him down

I had to leave the country
Though there was some nice folks there
Now I don't know where I'm going
All I know to do is hit the ground running
Hit the ground running


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    General CommentFor a while I was thinking country as in the United States, but it is certainly about the rural/southern country.

    It's a great societal critique the lines:

    "I couldn't memorize a century of slang
    Or learn to tell the same story again and again and again, o"

    Definitely captures small town culture.
    dsspenceon February 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot as simple as a criticism of the rural south. In the context of the relationship, he's not leaving the country, he's hightailing it away from the girlfriend.

    He uses lines like "only cowboys and southern gentleman... who bend to their dead ends." to justify why he's leaving.

    essentially, it isn't about them. he started to get so conflicted with his feelings for her that he eventually cheated. now he's saying this country life they decided to escape to is no longer good enough for him.
    figuranton August 20, 2013   Link

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