Thursday, June 24, 2004

Okay. Time for an education. Following are two examples of Canadian country songs. See if you can discern the fun one from the idiotic, ridiculous one.

Exhibit A:

Tough as a Pickup Truck
by Jim Witter

I need a love tough as a pickup truck
And two arms that are strong enough
To hold on tight through a Texas wind
Stick around til the end

I need a kiss sweet as honey from a bee
A touch as soft as a summer breeze
I need a love, love - ou - ove
Tough as a pickup truck

Life is a long long road
Sometimes you can't carry the load alone
Nobody could be that strong

I've learnt that the hard hard way
You only bend so far before you break - I tried
I couldn't carry the weight

So I need a love tough as a pickup truck
Two arms that are strong enough
To hold on tight through a Texas wind
Stick around til the end

I need a kiss sweet as honey from a bee
A touch as soft as a summer breeze
I need a love, love - love - ou - ove
Talk about your love


Exhibit B:

Happy Girl
by Martina McBride

I used to live in a darkened room
Had a face of stone
And a heart of gloom
Lost my hope, I was so far gone
Cryin' all my tears
With the curtains drawn
I didn't know until my soul broke free
I've got these angels watching over me

CHORUS
Oh watch me go
I'm a happy girl
Everybody knows
That the sweetest thing that you'll ever see
In the whole wide world
Is a happy girl

I used to hide in a party crowd
Bottled up inside
Feeling so left out
Standing in a corner wearing concrete shoes
With my frozen smile
And my lighted fuse
Now every time I start to feel like that
I roll my heart out like a welcome mat

REPEAT CHORUS

Laugh when I feel like it
Cry when i feel like it
That's just how my life is
That's how it goes

Oh watch me go
I'm a happy girl
And I've come to know
That the world won't change
Just 'cause I complain
Let the axis twirl
I'm a happy girl

REPEAT CHORUS

Oh, yeah Oh, yeah
I'm a happy girl


Could you tell? I certainly hope so. The answer, in case you don't know, is that Exhibit B is clearly one of the most absurd songs ever written, and should be prohibited by law. Exhibit A, on the other hand, is a great song.

2 comments:

Sparkala said...

um, why is he singing about Texas?

Diana said...

They all do. It's country. So what if it's Canadian country? If he'd said "to hold on tight through an Alberta wind" do you think any Americans would have been able to understand? Nope. ;)