well I grew up down an old dirt road
in a town you wouldn’t know
my Pops picked the place up for fifteen hundred bucks
back in 1964

my grandfather was a drinker back in the day
put em down, but a war is known to change a man
and the whiskeys known to change the man
but no that’s not me
I rarely drink from a bottle
but I’ll smoke a little weed

I still live in the sticks
where you wouldn’t go in a town of 1200 down an old dirt road
‘cause a country boy is all I’ll ever be

now it’s been 12 years since I’ve sold my soul
to the devil in L.A.
he said sign your name here on the dotted line
and your songs they all will play
he set up shop on Sunset,
he put me up at the Marquee,
he said you want to sell a million records boy
you better listen to me

he said change your style, whiten your smile
you could lose a couple pounds
if you want to live this life you better lose that wife
do you need your friends around

and I said, no that’s not me
the biggest things in life are my friends and family
and I like my jeans and my old t shirt
and a couple extra pounds never really hurt
‘cause a country boy is all I’ll ever be
‘cause Hank taught me just how to stay alive
you’ll never catch me out the house without my 9 or 45
I got a big orange tractor and a diesel truck
and my idea of heaven is chasing white tail buck
don’t cha know I know can’t survive

now two flags fly above my land and they sum up how I feel
one is the colors that fly high and proud, the red the white the blue
the other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made
Don’t Tread on Me is what is says
and I’ll take that to my grave because this is me
proud to be American and strong in my beliefs
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again
I don't need a government to hold my hand
because my family’s always fought and died to save this land
and a country boy is all I’ll ever be


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Country Boy song meanings
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    General Commentthe biggest things in life are my friends and family---- god I love that!!! This song is pretty self explanatory ;) Staind is the real deal!!!!
    Jessicaxoxoon May 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are completely wrong, might leave another comment since I guess I haven't found anyone else yet that actually knows the meaning of this song. It's actually a big deal..
    Kepleron August 28, 2013   Link

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