Gone Country
Words:Bob McDill
Music:Bob McDill
Performed By:  Alan Jackson
Copyright:© 1994 PolyGram International
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Album: Everything I Love (Arista, 1998)


She's been playing in a room on a strip
for ten years in Vegas
Every night she looks in the mirror
but she only ages
She has read about Nashville and all
The records that everybody's buying
She said "I'm a simple girl, myself
grew up on Long Island."
So she packs her bags to try her hand
Says "This might be my last chance"

She's gone country, well look at them boots
She's gone country, goin' back to her roots
She's gone country, got a new kind of suit
She's gone country, here she comes.

Well, the folk scene is dead
but he's holding out in the village
He's been writing songs speaking out
against wealth and privilage
He says "I don't believe in money,
but a man can make him a killin'
'Cause some of that stuff don't sound
much different from Dylan."
I hear down there it's changed, you see
They're not as backward as they used to be

He's gone country, well look at them boots
He's gone country, goin' back to his roots
He's gone country, got a new kind of suit
He's gone country, here he comes.

He commutes to L.A.
but he's got a house in the valley
But the bills are piling up
And the pop scene just ain't on the rally
He says "Honey I'm a serious composer,
schooled in voice and composition.
But with the crime and smog these days,
This ain't no place for children."
Lord it sounds so easy, it shouldn't take long
Be back in the money in no time at all"

He's gone country, well look at them boots
He's gone country, goin' back to his roots
He's gone country, got a new kind of suit
He's gone country, here he comes.
Yeah, he's gone country, got a new kind of walk
He's gone country, got a new kind of talk
He's gone country, well look at them boots
He's gone country, gone back to his roots

He's gone country
He's gone country
Everybody's gone country
Yeah, we've gone country
The whole world's gone country.

Oh yeah, they're gone
Yeah, we're gone.
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