"Never Been To Spain" as written by and Hoyt Wayne Axton....
Well I never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it
They don't abuse it
Never gonna lose it
I can't refuse it

Well I never been to England
But I kinda like the Beatles
Well, I headed for Las Vegas
Only made it out to Needles
Can you feel it
It must be real it
Feels so good
Oh, feels so good

Well I never been to heaven
But I been to Oklahoma
Well they tell me I was born there
But I really don't remember
In Oklahoma, not Arizona
What does it matter
What does it matter

Well I never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it
They don't abuse it
Never gonna lose it
I can't refuse it

Well I never been to heaven
But I been to Oklahoma
Well they tell me I was born there
But I really don't remember
In Oklahoma, not Arizona
What does it matter
What does it matter


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"Never Been to Spain" as written by Hoyt Wayne Axton

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    General CommentThis song is awesome. It's full of those funny connections people make with places they've never visited: Oh, I've never been to Hawaii, but I went a luau once . . . I've never been to Japan, but I really like sushi. It's great. As a personal bonus, I'm from Oklahoma, so I always have a funny connection with it. Comparing it to Heaven, that's great stuff . . . LOL
    LittleBriddieon May 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentto me, its a pretty simple message...

    what does it matter if ive never been there? does that mean i cant appreciate what it has to offer? so what if i've never been to spain or england? i've never been to heaven, either, but i certainly like what i hear about it....
    sdragon1984on August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSince I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma I hear this song on the local classic rock station ALL THE TIME. I figured there would be more comments on this one...

    Do they not play it heavily in any other states?
    Clark3934on September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt gets played a lot on the classic rock stations in Arizona.
    samurai.night.feveron July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThree dog night gets played alot on the classic rock stations here in Tampa, Florida. Anyways i think the songs simply about a guy who has never been to any of these places, but still appreciates the stuff those places have to offer, pretty easy to relate to actually.
    MasterCrackeron July 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love hanson's cover of it! Their harmony is awesome and of course the oklahoma part, was three dog night from okla?
    I'd never heard it before until I heard Hanson's version
    countrysoulon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI live in Tulsa too, hear this all the time. Great music!
    ifamericansknewdotorgon August 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe song writer, Hoyt Axton, was from Oklahoma. He also wrote "Joy to the World".
    mmeziereon March 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJust a fun song to listen to...

    I believe the general idea of the song is simply that your happiness/life doesn't have anything to do with where you are or where you live. Where you are born doesn't matter either.

    I get a kick out of the comment that he tried to go to Las Vegas, but only made in to Needles. Either he must have been lazy, or his car broke down.. I dunno.

    He doesn't even remember anything about Oklahoma. The song's narrator is most certainly not comparing Heaven to Oklahoma (that's ridiculous anyways...)
    raiderroadtrip00on January 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOf course the author is comparing oklahoma to heaven. The author is saying that oklahoma is second only to heaven. That there are a lot of spectacular places in the world (Spain, England, Vegas)...but none compare to his home of oklahoma besides heaven. That he has been gone for so long that he has forgotten all but that oklahoma is most certainly second only to heaven. The closing of the chorus indicates that he has given up on ever returning to his home but will always remember nonetheless.
    onetwomanyon November 28, 2013   Link

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