"Country Boy" as written by and Aaron Lewis....
Now, I grew up down an old dirt road in a town you wouldn't know
My pop's picked the place up for fifteen hundred bucks back in 1964
My grandfather was a drinker, back in the day, he put him down
But a war is known to change a man and the whiskey's known to change a man, but

That's not me
I rarely drink from the bottle but I'll smoke a little weed
I still live in the sticks where you wouldn't go
In a town of twelve hundred off an old dirt road
And a country boy is all I'll ever be

Now, its been twelve years since I 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 can lose a couple of 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
Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
And I like my jeans and my old t-shirts
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 whitetail bucks
And as a country boy, I know I can survive

Now, two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel
One is the colors that fly high and proud, the red, the white, the blue
The other one's got a rattlesnake 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
I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs
And I've said it before but I'll say it again
'Cause I've never needed government to hold my hand
And I've said it before but I'll say it again
'Cause 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" as written by Paul Jay Lewis Donald Gallacher

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    General CommentWhoever posted these lyrics apparently haven't heard the lyrics to this song. It's white tail buck WTF is wild tail buck, really wild tail really n I pretty sure whiskey changes the man not a man
    1thegreatone1on December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNow, I grew up down an old dirt road in a town you wouldn't know
    My pop's picked the place up for fifteen hundred bucks back in 1964
    My grandfather was a drinker - back in the day, he put him down
    But a war is known to change a man and the whiskey's known to change a man, but...

    That's not me
    I rarely drink from the bottle but I'll smoke a little weed
    I still live in the sticks where you wouldn't go
    In a town of twelve hundred off an old dirt road
    And a country boy is all I'll ever be

    Now, its been twelve years since I 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 Marque
    He said "you want to sell a million records boy, you better listen to me"
    He said "change your style, whiten your smile, you can lose a couple of 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
    Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
    And I like my jeans and my old t-shirts
    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 whitetail bucks
    And as a country boy, I know I can survive

    Now, two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel
    One is the colors that fly high and proud - the red, the white, the blue
    The other one's got a rattlesnake 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
    I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs
    And I've said it before but I'll say it again
    Cause I've never needed government to hold my hand
    And I've said it before but I'll say it again
    Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land
    And a country boy is all I'll ever be

    "I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
    Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
    - Charlie Daniels
    streetcarp6650on December 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen aaron is talking about selling his soul to the devil, this, in my eyes as a fellow musician, is symbolism of a record company. Signing contracts, they try to change ur whole life so they can make a quick dime. And in my opinion this is aarons way of telling just how harsh the record compainies really can be.
    rodneyjr7on February 07, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis sums up what it means to be a country boy, and really a true American. We aint perfect, but it's the way we are. We can stand on our own two feet.

    That's not me
    I rarely drink from the bottle but I'll smoke a little weed

    This shows we all have our faults and vices, but we shouldn't be to ashamed to admit our shortcomings.

    I agree that he may be talking about selling his soul, so to speak, to the record company, but it can also mean listening to those around us we think are our friends, but are just another part of society.

    And I said... No, that's not me
    Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
    And I like my jeans and my old t-shirts
    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 whitetail bucks
    And as a country boy, I know I can survive

    This shows he's true to who he really is and how he sees what is really important in life and shouldn't have to change. He is proud of who and what he is.

    And as for the two flags, it goes the first is a no brainer, loyalty to his country and the true ideals of the founding fathers. The second goes with teh famous statememnt "Speak soflty and carry a big stick."

    And of course Charlie Daniels statement at the end of the official music video sums it up perfectly.
    Rebel37on February 16, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationNow two flags fly above my land
    That really sum up how I feel
    One's the colors that fly high and proud
    The red, the white, the blue
    The other one's got a rattlesnake 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
    And I've said it before but I'll say it again
    Because I never need a government to hold my hand
    And I've said it before but I'll say it again
    Because my family's always fought and died to save this land
    And a country boy is all I'll ever be


    Now I’m from the Swamp it’s self. And I Love that little Pepper-Pot-Knot, even if the population is kinda dense. Also I am a Yank by heritage and some times I’d like to tell the people at the frog that “You don’t,... that’s why you’re so puny”, but it’s all in just, and more heritage type thing.
    Now, my motto is “...CUZS... THERE’S WORSE FATES THEN DEATH”.
    Now if Aaron is trying to pick on someone else’s motto maybe he should come out and pick like a man, and tell us what his motto is. If he really likes two flags over this country and he’s trying to be friendly, it doesn’t quite come across that way.
    SMILES

    This is my song:

    I know a woman who went under the knife
    And these are the very words she used to describe her life
    On a good day, there’s no pain
    On a bad day, I lie in bed and wonder if I’ll have to face the niyk again.

    You could just as easily put it this way

    I know a man who went under the knife
    And these are the very words he used to describe his life
    On a good day, there’s no pain
    On a bad day, I lie in bed and wonder if I’ll have to face the niyk again.

    Comments and back-up and in-put are welcome

    SMILES
    Y.
    Yankee101on May 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa the lyrics are so off.

    My Grandfather was a drinker, back in the day we put him down? So back in the day you guys decided to put ole pops down? LMAO, ya thats what aaron meant.

    Wild tail bucks is a bad one too but not as bad as killing grampa!

    Anyway, the song is awesome. Bringin' in Charlie at the end really makes it that much more patriotic. I'm Canadian and do have the same morals, just not an American. But I like my country music and it doesn't get better then this!
    MuffHawkon July 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAaron Lewis is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the post-grunge group Staind. This is the first single from his debut solo album, which he describes as being somewhere between James Taylor and his Staind hit "It's Been Awhile." When we spoke with Lewis in 2011, he told us: "I'm pretty damn proud of 'Country Boy.' Just because it's my story. And no matter how many of those things that are in there are cliché country things, they're true. And that's the difference. I love that damn song. I didn't go to Nashville and pick out from a catalogue of songs, songs that I felt fit the image that I was trying to portray. I wrote that song. I wrote all those songs. I mean, it is so old-school country, it's awesome. And then there's other flavors of it, too - there's still flavors there that are teeter-tottering. I haven't just completely lost myself in the country thing, if that makes any sense."


    This song features guest spots by Chris Young, George Jones and Charlie Daniels. "I've got to say that 'Country Boy' is definitely in the stylings of 'Country Boy Can Survive' (by Hank Williams jr.)," he told Billboard Magazine. "I'm not going to try and deny that correlation."


    Growing up in rural Vermont, Lewis spent summers with his World War II veteran grandfather hunting and fishing. "Country was the background music to my childhood," said the singer. "My grandfather listened to Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr. and all of the greats. When Staind did our first tour with Kid Rock in 1999, I rode the bus with him on a couple occasions, and we bonded over this music. I haven't been able to let go of it since then.
    George Jones and Charlie Daniels are two of the genre's legends, and Chris Young represents the new regime," he added regarding this song. "It's definitely a personal, autobiographical song, and I'm very thankful that they all participated."


    The video features Jones, Daniels and Young in the studio and draws from Lewis' family archives. "The video really is me. This is probably the most I've ever participated in any video that I've been involved with. I added a lot to the mix to tell the story."


    When this debuted at #59 on the Country Songs chart dated February 5, 2011, George Jones became the first artist to appear on the list in each of the last seven decades. He first appeared on the chart with "Why Baby Why," which peaked at #4 the week of Oct. 29, 1955.


    The song debuted at #100 on the Hot 100 dated March 12, 2011. It marked Charlie Daniels' first entry on the chart, since "Still In Saigon" peaked at #22 in 1982.


    Though Charlie Daniels and Chris Young were in the studio the same time as Lewis, George Jones wasn't well at the time and had to record his vocals on his own later.
    musicrocks13on December 14, 2012   Link

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