"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 " as written by Ross Copperman, Shane Mcanally and Josh Osborne....
I'm a 45 spinning on an old Victrola
I'm a two strike swinger, I'm a Pepsi Cola
I'm a blue jean quarterback saying "I love you" to the prom queen
In a Chevy
I'm John Wayne, Superman, California
I'm a Kris Kristofferson Sunday morning
I'm a mom and daddy singing along to Don McLean
At the levee

And I'm a child of a backseat freedom, baptized by rock and roll
Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden, never grow up, never grow old
Just another rebel in the great wide open, on the boulevard of broken dreams
And I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

Hey, hey
Everything I needed
That's right

I'm Mark Twain on the Mississippi
I'm Hemingway with a shot of whiskey
I'm a TV dinner on a tray trying to figure out the Wheel of Fortune
I'm a Texaco star, I'm a Gibson guitar
I'm still a teenage kid trying to go too far
I'm a jukebox waiting in a neon bar for a quarter

I'm a child of a backseat freedom, baptized by rock and roll
Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden, never grow up, never grow old
Just another rebel in the great wide open, on the boulevard of broken dreams
And I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

I spent a lot of years running from believing,
Looking for another way to save my soul
The longer I live, the more I see it, there's only one way home

I'm a child of a backseat freedom, baptized by rock and roll
Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden, never grow up, never grow old
Just another rebel in the great wide open, on the boulevard of broken dreams
And I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

I'm a child of a backseat freedom, baptized by rock and roll
Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden, never grow up, never grow old
Just another rebel in the great wide open, on the boulevard of broken dreams
And I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

(John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16)
Everything I needed
(John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16)
Everything I needed
(John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16)
That's right


Lyrics submitted by amirbe

"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" as written by Shane Mcanally Ross Copperman

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    General CommentReleased this morning, the country superstar's new single, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" is the first we've heard from his upcoming album, a still-untitled record that will follow Fuse by roughly two years. Like "Little Bit of Everything," Fuse's kickoff single, "John Cougar" swirls country and modern pop into the same package, hinting at another album's worth of genre-jumping songs.

    Guitar nerds: this isn't the tune for you. Backed by DJ scratches, drum loops and an active bass line, Urban sets down his six-string for most of the song, focusing instead on lyrics that barrel their way through more than a century's worth of American popular culture. Along the way, he namechecks John Wayne, compares himself to the lead character from Tom Petty's "Into the Great Wide Open" and pays tribute to Kris Kristofferson. The song's title comes from the rapid-fire chorus, where Urban insists, "I learned everything I ever needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere and John 3:16."

    Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, “John Cougar" made its unofficial debut last February, when Urban played a solo, seated version of the song during a private luncheon at the 2015 Country Radio Seminar. This Wednesday night, it'll be unveiled in more proper fashion with a live performance at the CMT Music Awards.
    amirbeon June 10, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about how people named John can teach you everything you need to know about life.
    seeingon August 02, 2015   Link

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