What Did They Say In That Song Lyric?
Before the internet, the words you thought you heard in a song were just that. Right or wrong, what words you thought the artist was singing was it. There was really no way to confirm what you heard. I remember a few examples from many years back. Hall and Oates had a song out called "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight." I can recall the debate on Twin Cities radio as to what they were saying. I remember one suggestion was "I'm not washing the linen." The actual line they were singing was "I'm not talking about moving in." Another one I remember was Sammy Kershaw singing "Third Rate Romance." I even got calls about the phrase "low rent rendezvous." A number listeners didn't know what he was singing.
Let's take a look at a few other country songs and what's in the lyrics.
This is the song that got me to thinking. Tyler Farr sings a line about "putting your little casings on." Casings? I was sure he didn't say caseins. Yup, casein is a word, go look it up but it's not what he's singing. Maybe it's like a cowboy boot. To the internet I go and learn he's actually saying "Lucchese." Lucchese is a type of boot. I didn't know that. The folks at Lucchese are probably happy with the free plug.
Car and beer references are pretty common in country music. In George Strait's "Run" he mentions to take a truck, take a Chevy.
While George Strait mentioned taking a Chevy, Alan Jackson went all in with his song titled "Mercury Blues." They quit making Mercs just a few years after the song came out.
I learned another new word in Chris Young's "Aw Naw." He mentions another shot of Patron. I had no idea Patron was a brand of tequila.
Of course there are plenty of references to beer brands. Lee Brice gives a plug to Bud Light in his hit "Woman Like You"
Jason Aldean works in a double plug in his hit "Take a Little Ride." He not only mentions Chevy, but he also mentions Shiner Bock. Ever heard of Shiner Bock beer?