View Full Version : Staind's Aaron Lewis is a Country Boy

09-01-2010, 04:03 PM
I've used to like the band Staind quite a bit, but then they got all acoustic-y and whiny, so I stopping listening. But my radio station just played this new son by Aaron Lewis and I thought the lyrics were great.

Check it out:

Well I grew up down an old dirt road in a town you wouldnít know.
My Pops picked the place up for fifteen hundred bucks back in 1964.

My grandfather was a drinker back in the day *he* put em down
but a war is known to change a man and the whiskeys known to change the man
but no thatís not me.
I rarely drink from a bottle
but Iíll smoke a little weed.

I still live in the sticks where you wouldnít go in a town of 1200
down an old dirt road Ďcause a country boy is all Iíll ever be.

Now itís been 12 years since Iíve sold my soul to the devil in L.A.
He said sign your name here on the dotted line and your songs they all will play.
He set up shop on Sunset strip he put me up at the Marquee
he said you want to sell a million records boy you better listen to me.

He said change your style whiten your smile you could lose a couple pounds
if you want to live this life you better lose that wifedo you need your friends around?
And I saidno thatís not me.

The biggest things in life are my friends and family.
And I like my jeans and my old t shirt and a couple extra pounds never really hurt
Ďcause a country boy is all Iíll ever be Ď

cause Hank taught me just how to stay alive
youíll never catch me out the house without my 9 or 45.
I got a big orange tractor and a diesel truck
and my idea of heaven is chasing white tail buck
donít cha know I know can survive

now two flags fly above my land and really they sum up how I feel.
One is the colors that fly high and proud
the red the white the blue
the other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made
Donít Tread on Me is what is says and Iíll take that to my grave

because this is me proud to be American and strong in my beliefs.
Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again because i never needed Government to hold my hand
Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again because my familyís always fight and died to save this land and a country boy is all Iíll ever be.