"Gone Country" as written by and Bob Mcdill....
She's been playing in a room on the strip for ten years in Vegas
Every night she looks in the mirror and she only ages
She's been readin' about Nashville and all the records that everybody's buying
Says, I'm a simple girl myself, grew up on Long Island

So she packs her bags to try her hand
Says this might be my last chance

She's gone country, look at them boots
She's gone country, back to her roots
She's gone country, a new kind of suit
She's gone counrty, here she comes

Well, the folk scene's dead, but he's holding out in the Village
He's been writing songs, speaking out against wealth and privilege
He says, I don't believe in money, but a man could make him a killin'
'Cause some of that stuff don't sound much different than Dylan

I hear down there it's changed, you see
Well, they're not as backward as they used to be

He's gone country, look at them boots
He's gone country, back to his roots
He's gone country, a new kind of suit
He's gone country, here he comes

He commutes to L.A., but he's got a house in the Valley
But the bills are piling up and the pop scene just ain't on the rally
And he says, honey, I'm a serious composer, schooled in voice and composition
But with the crime and the smog these days, this ain't no place for children

Lord, it sounds so easy, this shouldn't take long
Be back in the money in no time at all

He's gone country, look at them boots
He's gone country, back to his roots
He's gone country, a new kind of suit
He's gone country, here he comes

Yeah, he's gone country, a new kind of walk
He's gone country, a new kind of talk
He's gone country, look at them boots
He's gone country, oh, back to his roots

He's gone country
He's gone country
Everybody's gone country
Yeah, we've gone county
The whole world's gone country

Lyrics submitted by Manderzterz, edited by tsattler

"Gone Country" as written by Bob Mcdill

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentI can't explain this song... it has a way of making me smile :)
    apaintedbarnon December 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song you could say about anything that is the fad of the moment.
    poohblueskyon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCool i dint know this was a song when i made my account
    gone countryon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wish more country fans would write on this site. I really like this song at times, but I don't hear it much.
    kstate08on March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is about three different musicians who decide to feign being country after the success in their current genre has disappeared. A song that is still relevant today, considering the singers like Jewel, Michelle Branch and Jessica Simpson have all made country albums.
    misterclon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree wit apaintedbarn it does the same thing to me so when I am not in a good mood I like to listen to this song and just turn it up
    Pretty Girlon June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSign if you want real country back: petitionspot.com/petitions/fixcountrymusic/
    shadowkats3on July 06, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionMistercl nailed the lyric meaning I think. Here's what I wanted to add:

    This song reminds me an awful lot of a Jimmy Buffet song called, "He Can Either Go Country or Pop". They're two completely different songs, but they have the same message. Give Buffet's song a listen and see what YOU think.
    GeorgePlant061on July 29, 2013   Link

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