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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aaron Watson - Hey Y'all

Oh.  My.  God.  This song is awesome.  You'll love it if you hate Country Music.  You'll double love it it you love Country Music but hate the over-packaged Country Pop that dominates the airwaves.  
How many clichés can you compress into a single song before it becomes dangerously explosive?  I guess we're fixin' to find out in today's hilarious Saturday Redneck song.

Sabra (you do read her every day, don't you"  Srlsy.) is wont to bring Teh Smart, which is why she's a daily read.  She also brings teh snark, like this:
What can be said of such brilliance?  Besides, "Poor Aaron Watson; I'm sure he's still trying to feel clean again"?
Brilliance, indeed.  The "New Nashville" of boring, over-produced pop clichés includes a school of "I'm more Country than you" (read Sabra's post for the definitive putdown of this execrable style) that Aaron Watson positively skewers in this song.  It's Country Music inside baseball, but such marvelous inside baseball.  Savingcountrymusic nails this:
When you’ve been writing real, heartfelt country music for the last dozen years, switching gears and going the other way and doing it with such wit and insight on how the other side of the music world works takes quite a measure of creativity and fortitude. Stupid bloggers like me can peck away at keyboards all day preaching to choirs, but the artists that fans look up to have the power to persuade, or in this case, point out the obvious that what is being sold to many country folks is a false bag of goods.


Aaron Watson is one of the good guys. Writing and performing a song like this takes guts.

Well played, sir.  So very, very, very well played.



Hey Y'all (Songwriter: Aaron Watson)
I say 'Hey y'all, look at me!'
I'm the name of the game and they call me Country.
'Cause I can rattle that buck, hook a big cat.
My girl is skinny but my rhymes are phat.
I'm a gun-totin' big mouth bass boatin'
and my granny likes a chew and chaw.
I've been saved from sin, can I get an 'amen'
and then can I get a 'Hey, y'all!'?

You know I got a jacked up pickup truck
with mud flaps and a 4-wheel drive.
I got it decked out like a Country pimp
I'll even let you twirl my fuzzy dice.
'Cause I'm a blue collar redneck
crazy white boy from the south
And if you see any folk got a problem with that
Sweet Potato Pie shut your mouth!

I say 'Hey y'all, look at me!'
I'm the name of the game and they call me Country.
'Cause I can rattle that buck, hook a big cat.
My girl is skinny but my rhymes are phat.
I'm a gun-totin' big mouth bass boatin'
and my granny likes a chew and chaw.
I've been saved from sin, can I get an 'amen'
and then can I get a 'Hey, y'all!'?

If you like Lynyrd Skynyrd on the radio
let me know and I'll sing you 'Free Bird'.
I like Johnny Cash Grand Master Flash
I'm name droppin' like you never heard.
I won't try it unless you fry it
put the Crisco in the pan.
I love fresh fried red hot hush puppies.
I got gravy running down my chin.

I say 'Hey y'all, look at me!'
I'm the name of the game and they call me Country.
'Cause I can rattle that buck, hook a big cat.
My girl is skinny but my rhymes are phat.
I'm a gun-totin' big mouth bass boatin'
and my granny likes a chew and chaw.
I've been saved from sin, can I get an 'amen'
and then can I get a 'Hey, y'all!'?

Now all these hot senoritas want to ride with me
I got 'em crawling up the side of my GMC.
Country Boys got my back,
Country Girls on my hook.
My 30-30 shined up and she lookin' good.
An' someone flyin' on my redneck roots,
knocking my gold belt buckle and my snake skin boots.
But I'm in it to win it so place your bets
and tell the whole world that I'm the Honky Tonk Kid.

I say 'Hey y'all, look at me!'
I'm the name of the game and they call me Country.
'Cause I can rattle that buck, hook a big cat.
My girl is skinny but my rhymes are phat.
I'm a gun-totin' big mouth bass boatin'
and my granny likes a chew and chaw.
I've been saved from sin, can I get an 'amen'
and then can I get a 'Hey, y'all!'?
My girl is skinny but my rhymes are phat.  LOL. And the name drop reference to Grand Master Flash will go over 80% of Country Pop's listener's heads.  LOL, again.  This is so filled with win that it's fixin' to collapse into a Black Hole of country mockery win.  Leave your comments on which songs you think are mocked here.  Be specific, and no fair mentioning Eric Church - all his songs are mocked here.  I am so buying this album.

I think that this is the most enjoyable Saturday Redneck post I've ever done, and it's all thanks to Sabra.  You are reading her every day, right?  Thought so.

8 comments:

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

What's being mocked? Pretty much everything Justin Moore's ever released, for one...

Sabra said...

I'm impressed you managed to get the lyrics for that! I'm going to need to dig up some more Aaron Watson for tomorrow, just to prove he's more than a novelty act.

Ruth said...

Oh thats awesome, that one gets added to the "BUY!!" list!

Borepatch said...

Jason Aldean's in there. Kellie Pickler's "Small Town Girl" too (confession time: I like that album of hers).

Sabra, I just listened to it and typed the lyrics down. Took about 15 minutes.

Ruth, sure is.

Six said...

That whole post is so far over my head I got a nose bleed. In my defense I do not listen to Country. The closest I get is 38 Special.

Chris said...

No offense, but I still don't like country music; and you'd hate the (heavy metal) stuff I listen to. Although I also like the classical music you often link to - my favorite types are Russian romantic and baroque. And bagpipes and Caribbean pan (steel drum). But not country.

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Lol Chris. I like both country and heavy metal too...

TJIC said...

Those three notes from the Skynyrd intro lick are hilarious!