Hi I am Erin. I am 22 Welcome to my blog hope you like it!
SO you guys are telling me
In america, these things are …. a thing? like you have a place where kids go to see this???? giant robots that look like satan pissed them out??? and you eat there and kids play around these things???? and its a thing an actual thing it happens its normal….
wtf is wrong with you
'Girl in a Country Song - Maddie & Tae'
I know country music might not be your thing and you’d be more than justified in that, but it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. So I was so happy when I stumbled on this. THIS VIDEO IS AMAZING! And the song is excellent too.
In the video they have the usual girls you get in country videos, thin, wearing bikinis, tans, washing cars, swinging sexily on swings, etc. Then juxtapose them with men doing the exact same thing. IT LOOKS RIDICULOUS, therefore it is hilarious. But also makes the point of why do women have to do this stuff?! It’s one of the best examples of this I have seen, because they get it so spot on.
The lyrics also point out the ridiculousness of bro-country songs today.
'Well I wish I had some shoes on my two bare feet / And it's gettin' kinda cold in these painted-on cut-off jeans / I hate the way this bikini top chafes / Do I really have to wear it all day? (Yeah baby)'
'How in the world did it go so wrong? / Like all we're good for is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend, nothin' more … / … Now we're lucky if we even get / To climb up in your truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along / And be the girl in a country song'
My only problem is that the lyrics are all about ‘how it used to be better’ and things, that ‘perfect golden age’ that doesn’t really exist.
I’m in fucking love with this
But also I think the “golden age” they’re referencing is the days of like Loretta Lynn and her country political upheaval with like “The Pill” and shit like that. Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells—women who were about making sure women were respected and got a voice in country and weren’t singing necessarily cutesy songs and OK, they got shit for singing politics (“The Pill” jesus christ listen to it some time and then think about Loretta Lynn’s life story) and I’m not saying these white-as-hell women are necessarily the best revolutionaries, but these women put feminism into country music in the 1960s (‘It wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” is pretty awesome when you listen—it basically calls out men in country songs directly for glorifying male adultery and shitting on women for the same).
So there’s that.
can… can I marry this song?