"Very Last Country Song" as written by Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles and Tim Owens....
Today is my Birthday
And all that I want
Is to dig through this big box of pictures in my Kitchen
Till the daylights gone

This one here is my momma
With the long brown hair
I'm 40 yrs older today than she was in that picture there

But if life stayed it was
And lovers never fell out of love
If memories didn't last so long
If nobody did nobody wrong
If we knew what we had before it was gone
If every road led back home
This would be
The very last country song

These are all my babies
Lord knows how we survived
The first one was hard and last was unplanned
What a big surprise
That him with his daddy's eyes

I loved the man in this one
It's faded but I don't care
There are nights when I wake up and know that he's beside me I swear
Sometimes I still feel him there

But if life stayed it was
And lovers never fell out of love
If memories didn't last so long
If nobody did nobody wrong
If we knew what we had before it was gone
If every road led back home
This would be
The very last country song

If we knew what he had before it was gone
If every road led back home
This would the very last country song


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"Very Last Country Song" as written by Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, Tim Owens

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    General Commenti love how you can hear her smile when she sings about the baby being a big surprise.
    shadowkats3on April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAs so very well put on Sugarlands website....
    Aptly named, the last song on the album is a look at what would happen if nothing ever went wrong again. “If life stayed the way it was, if those conditions weren’t in our lives, then this would literally be the last country song,” says Nettles. Everything is as it should be was the impetus and inspiration behind this song. Co-writer Tim Owens told the duo that someone had once asked him why country music was always so sad. Owens’ answer was that if bad things never happened, then what would we have to write about? The ethereal tones underneath this song stay quiet enough so the insight into the human condition can be felt. Like when you can hear Nettles smile as she sings the verse that looks back on the unexpected joy of an unexpected child.

    I love this song, it is perfect, just like Sugarland!
    lilwad1323on September 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsuch a great song.
    Jennifer Nettles completes me<3
    MegDizzleon July 23, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is so beautiful, it almost makes me cry when I hear it. It's just about the idea that if everyone knew 'the way home', we wouldn't need country music!
    Simplethings18on September 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song..x
    Its amazing and so well written.x
    Its perfect.x
    deedee38on November 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a great song. sugarland, instead of complaining about the bad things that happen in life, embrace them because they are the inspiration behind an amazing genre of music. they are basically saying that pain inspires greatness, so give thanks for it. amazing.
    balletbrit1992on April 28, 2010   Link

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