HOW WE SAY IT IN THE COUNTRY

GRANDADDY MADE ME LAUGH
WITH THE WAY HE USED TO TALK
HE’D TELL ME ‘BOUT TRICKS
YOU COULDN’T TEACH AN OLD DOG
I’D HEAR OF PEOPLE
GETTING’ ALL GUSSIED UP  
LADIES LOOKIN’ FINER
THAN A MESS OF SPECKLED PUPS

AND I WOULD COCK MY HEAD
CONFUSED AS I COULD BE
I ASKED GRANDAD JUST WHAT ON EARTH
THOSE SILLY WORDS ALL MEAN

THAT’S HOW WE SAY IT IN THE COUNTRY
CAIN’T HELP HOW I WAS RAISED
I AIN’T HAD TO EXPLAIN MY WORDS
IN A DAGUM COON’S AGE
YOU MIGHT THINK MY SOUTHERN SPEAKIN’ SOUNDS KINDA FUNNY 
WELL SONNY….THAT’S HOW WE SAY IT IN THE COUNTRY

GRANDPAPPY KICKED THE BUCKET
DONE DID BOUGHT THE FARM
HE TAUGHT THIS PIG TO DANCE
AND GOLLY I’LL BE DARNED
NOW I’M SHACKED UP IN THE CITY
CAN’T SHAKE MY RURAL ROOTS
THEM PHRASES STICK AROUND
LIKE COW POOP ON A BOOT

WHAT MADE NO LICK OF SENSE
IS NOW SO CLEAR TO ME
SOMEHOW GRANDPA’S SILLY WORDS BECAME REALITY

THAT’S HOW WE SAY IT IN THE COUNTRY
CAIN’T HELP HOW I WAS RAISED
I AIN’T HAD TO EXPLAIN MY WORDS
IN A DAGUM COON’S AGE
YOU MIGHT THINK MY SOUTHERN SPEAKIN’ SOUNDS KINDA FUNNY 
WELL SONNY….THAT’S HOW WE SAY IT IN THE COUNTRY

RAP
LIVIN’ IN A WORLD, PEOPLE YAPPING ALL AROUND
EARS ARE BLEEDIN’ CAUSE IT AINT THE PROPER SOUND
HIGH FLUENTIN ‘WORDS MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL
AND “WHAT UP HOMEY” LINGO REALLY AIN’T COOL
GET YOUR DOG IN THE FIGHT
SEE THE LIGHT
GET YOU MANNERS RIGHT

HEY CAN’T YOU SEE THE WAY ITS SUPPOSED TO BE?
“THANK YOU, YES SIR, YES MAAM”
THAT’S HOW WE SAY IT IN THE COUNTRY

 

Written by JD Dohnal, Dave Tough & Craig Winquist
Contact: Dave Tough * 5801 Tee Pee Trace * Cane Ridge, Tennessee      
615.554.6693        www.davetough.com