What is it about country songs that make them so “truth-telling?” So often country songwriters say the kinds of things we all know is true, but for whatever reason we just don’t say them or even think about them.
For instance, today I went to a funeral and upon leaving I thought of a line from Lyle Lovett, “I just went to a funeral and Lord it made me so happy (huh?)… to see all those people I ain’t seen since the last time somebody died (oh!).”
Lyle certainly crossed the line of what we may think is socially appropriate, but he told a most certain truth. (more…)