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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:06 PM
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I have now heard the *WORST* country song ever.
A Different World
Bucky Covington


We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
No child proof lids no seat belts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we are
We got daddys belt when we misbehaved
Had three TV channels you got up to change
No video games and no satellite
All we had were friends and they were outside, playin outside

It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

School always started the same every day
The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray
Not every kid made the team when they tried
We got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right

No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose
And every Sunday, all the stores were closed


:puke:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:08 PM
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1. That was stupid as an email forward too
Even by modern country standards that's hella lame.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:13 PM
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3. Exactly...
let's turn spam email into a paean to getting whipped as a kid. :P
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:13 PM
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2. there will be a worse one, next week.
same as on the pop stations.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:15 PM
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4. Good point.
It's probably already less annoying than the new Gewn Stefani song.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:21 PM
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5. it boggles the mind
the grist mill of pulp produced :puke:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:22 PM
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6. Thanks for posting. I've never listened beyond the third or forth line before.
My assumption that it could only get worse was justified, I see.

Although, I'm not sure I'd surrender the "worst" title. You have to consider this one:
JOSH TURNER LYRICS

"Me And God"
(feat. Ralph Stanley)

There ain't nothing that can't be done
By me and God
Ain't nobody gonna come in between me and God
One day we'll live together
Where the angels trod
Me and God

Early in the morning talking it over
Me and God
Late at night talking it over
Me and God
You could say we're like two peas in a pod
Me and God

He's my Father
He's my friend
The beginning
And the end
He rules the world
With a staff and rod
We're a team
Me and God

I am weak and he is strong
Me and God
He forgives me when I'm wrong
Me and God
He's the one I lean on
When life gets hard
Me and God

He's my Father
He's my friend
The beginning
And the end
He rules the world
With a staff and rod
We're a team
Me and God

He rules the world
With a staff and rod
We're a team
Me and God

We're a team
Me and God
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:15 PM
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27. Reminds me of Ned Flanders marry Maud and naming his sons Rod and Tod
if it RHYMES with God, it must be profound?

Sod it!
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:38 PM
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7. "Our cribs were covered in lead based paint"
And maybe if they hadn't been you would have had the brain power to actually write something half way intelligent :eyes: :dunce:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:06 PM
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10. LOL! That's exactly what I thought when I read that line!
:eyes:
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Oddball Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:36 PM
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21. Lead Based Paint!!!! Great Comeback!!!!!
:rofl: :applause:

Damn, he didn't mention..cough cough...cigarettes.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:44 PM
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25. Yes, he did. Everyone's mom smoked during pregnancy.
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Oddball Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 11:45 AM
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29. you're right
I was drinking at the time so I read "everyone's mom drank during pregnancy." :beer: :beer:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 01:51 PM
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8. Ugh, actually listening to that was the worst idea I've ever had.
x(
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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 02:00 PM
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9. sad
The sad thing is he is serious. As opposed to this (although not country) song:

All in the Family Theme "Those Were the Days"

Boy the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn't need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 04:38 PM
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12. You are in fact correct about this one however...
It's way dumber than the other one though.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 04:36 PM
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11. If you grew up how I grew up....
This was your life. That is why this guy's popular. There are many more people out there like this. And honestly, they mean well. They're not the most educated people in the world, but they mean well.
You have to have grown up back in the sticks to get it. He's not far off. Sorry you think it is dumb. :shrug:
Duckie
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:06 PM
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17. No, you did not have to have grown up in the sticks to "get it."
I get it just fine. I will never think glorifying things like lack of seat belts and bike helmets is anything but dumb, however.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 04:46 PM
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13. "You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille!"
I don't know what the title is, but it hits all of the victim buttons.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:42 PM
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23. Four hungry children and the crop's in the field.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:44 PM
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24. Ha!
:applause:
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:02 PM
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14. I'm 12 years older than Bucky, and I remember 4 channels on the TV.
Gee, I wonder which one he left out? ABC? NBC? CBS? PBS?
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:05 PM
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16. I'm 11 years older than Bucky. I wonder if he knows that back on the good old 1970s
a kid would have been beaten up at school for being named "Bucky."
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:04 PM
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15. My mother neither smoked nor drank, and her children were born in the 60s and 70s.
No seat belts? No car seats? True, and the five of us kids were damn lucky.

My cousin? Not so lucky. She died in a car crash at the age of 5 in 1974.
Our neighbor? Also not so lucky. He suffered serious brain damage in a car accident at age 1, leaving him severely mentally retarded.

We didn't drink from a hose, we drank from a tap.

I began public school in 1971 and was never subject to teacher-led or school-led prayer.

No, not every kid made the team. They still don't. At least now, there are anti-bullying programs in most public schools, and teachers don't turn a blind eye to the vicious and systematic torture of weaker children.

My parents never, ever "took a belt" to us. We drank water from the tap, not the hose.

Not everybody survived the 60s and 70s. Not everybody turned out "all right" either.

I liked my childhood. In many ways, it was a simpler and freer time. I have good memories I wouldn't trade for the world, but I also have bad and unhappy memories. I do get nostalgic. Often. But I am getting sick and tired of the idea that it was somehow better not to have car seats, seat belts, bike helmets, or the ability to shop on Sundays.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:24 PM
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18. Yeah, that's pretty bad...
Edited on Sat Aug-04-07 05:33 PM by last_texas_dem
I like my fair share of cheesy country songs, but I can never stomach these kinds of songs. They stink so badly of pandering to certain segments of the artist's target audience. It's hard for me to believe this dude even believes in the things he's singing.

For one thing, looking back nostalgically at lead-based paint and pregnant moms smoking and drinking is just asinine. Including the bit about the pledge and the prayer (and also getting all nostalgic about your dad busting you in the ass with a belt!) sound like the most obvious pandering; besides, at least in my state, school children are still forced to pledge and take part in a "moment of silence" which was obviously put in there by our right-wing legislature to promote prayer.

FWIW, I was born in the mid-eighties, which was obviously when this dude thought everything had turned to shit, and I took part in a number of things he didn't think still occurred, such as riding my bike w/o a helmet, drinking from the garden hose, and I wasn't a video game player. And I don't think having stores closed on Sunday is a bad idea, though not for religious reasons. But feeling nostalgic about some of the things this guy is getting all weepy about is hard to believe, and I have a feeling a majority of the folks who grew up "back then" don't look back at all of these things as positive things.

ON EDIT: "Bucky" was born in 1977?! Now I really have a hard time believing he believes any of this. He grew up in the eighties: the height of when parents were freaking out about what their kids were doing and making many of the changes regarding them that he is deploring in this song. A child of the eighties would have very few of the experiences he describes in this song; I can attest to this because I am one, and I definitely wasn't growing up in one of the most forward-looking areas of this country! Unless he's displaying his love of folk music and is incorporating the device of singing the song as a guy born twenty years earlier, he's definitely full of shit.

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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:26 PM
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19. they turned out alright?
i would disagree :rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:27 PM
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20. Back then, I believe that country music was a little less "Bucky Covington" too.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 05:42 PM
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22. Bucky's a 28percenter...
:P I think the lead paint got to his brain way back when... :rofl: :yoiks:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 08:08 PM
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26. Line-by-line analysis of Bucky's godawful song...
This is predicated on Bucky's year of birth, which is 1977. He would have been six years old in 1983.

We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
IIRC they were warning pregnant women not to smoke or drink in the 1970s.

Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
The EPA banned lead-based paint in 1978. This one's possible, and it would explain a lot.

No child proof lids no seat belts in cars
Wrong on both counts.

Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we are
There's a reason they HAVE helmets for bicycles now: too many kids fell off their bikes and were killed.

We got daddys belt when we misbehaved
A paean to child abuse. How touching.

Had three TV channels you got up to change
Plus HBO, ESPN, CNN...

No video games and no satellite
Wrong on both counts, except it was "cable" not "satellite."

All we had were friends and they were outside, playin outside

It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

School always started the same every day
The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray
Engel v. Vitale (which ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose official school prayers and require their recitation in public schools) was handed down in 1962. Abington School District v. Schempp (which declared school-sponsored Bible readings in public schools to be unconstitutional) was handed down in 1963.

Not every kid made the team when they tried
Still don't...unless you're talking about the Smear the Queer team, but a North Carolina boy really shouldn't play that.

We got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right
Which explains why, every time someone gives you two shiny pennies for playing your shitty song on their radio station, you have to give Simon Cowell one of them.


No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose
And y'know, kids in Rockingham still DO drink from garden hoses. But Bucky...I have bad news for you, son. They've been bottling water and selling it long before your mama was ever born.

And every Sunday, all the stores were closed
Possible. Bucky comes from Rockingham, NC, and there may have been a Blue Law in Rockingham in the early 1980s.

- - - - -

This is like that piece of trash e-mail I keep getting that talks about the Good Old Days. Well...in the Good Old Days ol' Jeb's boy was just slow, too damn skinny and twitched all the time. Today, we know those are the symptoms of lead poisoning and we know how to keep it from happening.
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 09:00 PM
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28. hard to pick just one
think most country songs suck
fingernails on a chalkboard.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 01:40 PM
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30. There is a chain email to that effect and IMO the sentiment is so ignorant
Every generation idealizes its childhood years, but if this is our generation's way of doing it, then we're a generation of assholes. It is the same generation that is raising the kids today, so if they think not having technology and having fewer safety concerns is better, than why aren't they doing it that way?

And they did not turn out all right. Apparently the parents of the kids who died from lead paint or the other causes that have since been eliminated should not complain. If that's the way he feels, he did not turn out "all right."

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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 01:46 PM
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31. I actually think Bucky has a great voice for country and country/rock
But he just sounds old on this cliched nostalgia song. It isn't the worst country song I've heard, though.
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