six foot town

 

If you’re anything like me, you can’t read a paper anymore without thinking, ‘my God that story is about another mother’s child’. You can’t watch a movie – even the simplest cartoon – without finding yourself or your children in it somewhere.

And God knows you can’t listen to music without finding a whole lot of meaning in nearly every song. OK, maybe it’s because, as we’ve already discussed, most of what I listen to is country and there IS a whole lot of meaning in every song, but one way or the other, I can’t help but see it all differently than I used to. 

I don’t think I need to explain why Big and Rich’s Six Foot Town gets me every time. You tell me.

My brakes are on fire
From trying to slow down
I’m always burning my tires
And my horn is to loud
I catch people staring, looking funny at me
When I step to the window and I toss a TV

Sometimes I get crazy and it makes a big scene
But when I hit 21 I wanna stand up and scream
I’m filthy rich with laughter, I’m too big for the room
You know from two stories up
A Zenith makes a big boom

Oh it’s hard to get around in a six foot town
When you’re ten feet tall everything is so small
I’m always bumping my head
I’m way too long for the bed
Yeah it’s hard to get around
In a six foot town.

Some people live inside a tiny little box
They’re all preoccupied about mismatching their socks
I never been one to worry about much
I just wanna laugh and love
I just wanna live it up

But it’s hard to get around in a six foot town
When you’re ten feet tall everything is so small
I’m always bumping my head
I’m way too long for the bed
Oh it’s hard to get around
In a six foot town.

Sometimes I stumble just because of my size
But hey y’all that’s alright
That’s the way God made me
I am what I am
And I can’t do nothing bout that

 

Yeah, I thought you’d get it.

5 thoughts on “six foot town

  1. Even in the most literal sense, I get it.

    You should try living in a town this size. I have a growing network of people who, like me, are “not from around here.” It’s something like gaydar – picking up the vibes of those not bred and raised in vacuum valley.

  2. Yep, we get it. I love the “filthy rich with laughter” line – makes me think of one precious little girl with decontextual laughter. 😉

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