I’d like to check you for ticks

Some country songs are so good! I was driving in the car this week and I had the radio on a country station. I sort of go through stages of music, and can really get into the narratival aspect of country. In fact, if I were to start my English Ph.D. all over again, I’d be a cultural critic with a focus on American country music because it is so revealing about American lifestyle.
Anyway, I was driving along and a Brad Paisley song came on. The basic gist of it was that he is in a bar and there’s a beautiful woman and he knows everybody else is going to hit on her, but he believes he can be more original. Here is the chorus:
‘Cause I’d like to see you out in the moonlight
I’d like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I’d like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
and I’d like to check you for ticks.
That is just a great chorus.
I just today discovered that nobody says “country western” music any more. It’s just “country.” I feel really stupid, because apparently Liz told me that about 3 dozen times and it didn’t sink in! But old dogs sometimes can learn new t(r)icks.

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One response to “I’d like to check you for ticks

  1. Did you just make that up?

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