Day 54: Southern State of Mind

I know I have already said it a hundred times but, I would like to say it again nonetheless–I so love country music!!!  I love how they tell a story through the words of the song.  I love the tune.  Heck, I love everything about country music!  Really, I don’t get it why people raise an eyebrow at me whenever I tell them that.

Anyways, for the fifty-forth day of our hundred days of music challenge, I chose another Darius Rucker song from his “Charleston, SC 1996” album.  This song is entitled: Southern State of Mind and I personally think that, if people really are like how Darius Rocker said southerners are, then I think I really would like them.  They are, according to this song, gentlemanly.  I mean, that is how a guy should act–opening doors for ladies, letting them in first, etc,..in other words: polite.

I know, my idealism is kicking in again.  But hey, a girl can dream, right?

Anyways, below are the lyrics to this song.  Until the next post, dream on; fly on!

I was up in New York City,
just the other week.
You shoulda seen the waiters face when I ordered sweet tea.
She said “we don’t have that here”
and I apologized, I said “Please forgive me,
I’m in a southern state of mind.”

And those girls out in California,
they don’t understand.
They don’t like it when I hold the door,
when I say yes ma’am.
They act like I’ve done something wrong,
and they give me the evil eye.
I say “honey, I’m sorry,
I’m in a southern state of mind.”

I could be anywhere
in my heart I’m always there.
Where they drink sweet tea and they raise you to be polite.
No changin’ who I am,
that’s they way I’ve always been.
No matter what state I’m in,
I’m in a southern state of mind.

I’m always walkin’ ’round
tellin’ everybody hi.
Justa wavin’ at the strangers
and the cars passin’ by.
Some poeple may look at me
and say that boy just ain’t right.
Hey ya’ll I ain’t crazy,
I’m in a southern state of mind.

I could be anywhere
in my heart I’m always there.
Where you know every body and you don’t think it’s too polite.
No changin’ who I am, that’s they way I’ve always been.
No matter what state I’m in, I’m in a southern state of mind.

You can see it in the clothes I wear,
you can hear it when I talk.
Ballcap boots and jeans and a little southern draw.
I can be up in Ohio or back home in Caroline.
No matter what state I’m in, I’m in a southern state of mind.
Don’t matter what state I’m in, I’m in a southern state of mind.

Yeah, alright.

Southern state of mind.
Come on, come on.
Oh oh.

There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I’m kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel “Winged: The Awakening” and “Winged: The Unraveling”. Also, a YouTuber dealing with video games and gaming.

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