"My Life's Been a Country Song" as written by and J. Wiggins Mills....
Now I know how Merle Haggard felt when he sang the words "Mama Tried"
And I lived those teenage Friday nights with "a pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight"
And that summer Becky broke my heart, Alabama sang "Old Flame Burning"
Well, I've danced with George Strait, drank with George Jones
My life's been a country song

It's all about falling down and getting back up
Yeah, good times and hard luck
True love and amazing grace
Working all week for a back ache
Raisin' cane on Friday nights
Sunday church to set it right
They can write it on my stone
My life's been a country song

Now I know how Paycheck felt when told his boss to take his job and shove it
And I've had the girl that made me say "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it"
And I'll always remember just where I was "when the world stopped turning"
Through the good and the bad, the right and the wrong
My life's been a country song


It's been the words when I couldn't find 'em, a friend when I've been alone
It's been a toast to the things remembered, the strength for moving on


Oh, my life's been a country song

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"My Life's Been a Country Song" as written by John Wiggins Clay Mills

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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song!! And here's all the songs I heard referenced in it:

    "Mama Tried" by Merl Haggard
    "Chattahoochie" by Alan Jackson
    "Old Flame" by Alabama
    -George Strait's four songs about dancing
    "He Stopped Loving Her" or "Yesterday's Wine" by George Jones
    "Take This Job and Shove It" by Johnny Paycheck
    "I Like It, I Love It" by Tim McGraw
    "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" by Alan Jackson

    The Becky one, though, I don't recognize. Does anybody know that one?
    AngstandPassionon June 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm only 18 and I've only been listening to country for about five, but my short life has been a country song. I've fallen down only to get back up, I've had a lot of good times and bad, and I've had my heartbroken and thought I've found love. It's about the simple things in life everyone wants, and you feel a better connection if you're from the south or are into country.
    YankeeCowboy92on January 21, 2011   Link

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