Monday, March 16, 2009

Brad Paisley Writes Songs On A Dare

While I was in high school I became a fan of Country Music. It was a good time: a time of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood before they were, well, Garth & Trisha Brooks.

But lately I have been really frustrated with the world of country music. I think that some artists are taking bets, as in, "Bet you cannot write a successful song with the word. . ." or "Bet you cannot write a successful song about . . .". And it's really hurting the world of music.

Case in point: The Brad Paisley song "Ticks" with the loving words "I'd like to check you for ticks". Really, how could this be anything more than a song written on a dare?

Or, what about the also Brad Paisley song "Little Moments" when he sings:

Well I'll never forget the first time I heard,
That pretty mouth say that dirty word and
I can't even remember now what she backed my truck into
But she covered her mouth and her face got red
And she just looked so darn cute
That I couldn't even act like I was mad
yea I live for little moments like that

Insane. What man lives for the moment when his truck gets wrecked?

Brad Paisley, I think you can sing. I just wish you would stop singing about stupid things.


Sylvia said...

He's so darn cute though so it's almost forgivable.

The GruCru said...

I pretty much only listen to the Laurie Berkner Band these days and they only sing about stupid stuff

Tina said...

I think those songs are cute!

Cunningham Blog said...

no, no, no, there is nothing cute about ticks.

Tina said...

You know that isn't what he has on his mind!!! Kind of a shocking song!