Sexually blunt country lyrics

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Over the last few years I've listened to a lot of "classic country" radio, and they have in their rotation several songs that are kinda bracingly blunt in their sexual explicitness. I'll give a few examples. Maybe you know others. I'm not sure I have anything analytic to say about these, but who knows.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

From Conway Twitty's "Tight Fitting Jeans" (1981, Billboard country #1)

We danced every dance, and Lord the beer that we went through.
I'm satisfied I did my best to make her dreams come true.
As she played out her fantasy before my eyes it seemed,
A cowgirl came alive inside those tight fittin' jeans.

In my mind she's still a lady, that's all I'm gonna say.
I knew that I'd been broken by the time we parted ways.
And I know I held more woman than most eyes have ever seen
That night I knew a lady wearin' tight fittin' jeans.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

From Kenny Rogers and Dottie West' "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (1978, Billboard country #2)

When you made love to me tonight
I felt as if I'd died and gone to heaven
And if that's how it feels to die
Then lay me in your arms, I'm through with livin'

You got the kind of body
That was made to give a man a lot of pleasure
But what you're giving me tonight
Is more than anything on earth can measure

Every inch of you that's woman
Makes me that much more a man
I've just about enjoyed all I can stand

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

From Mel McDaniel's "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" (1984, Billboard country #1)

Down on the corner, by the traffic light,
everybody's lookin', as she goes by,
they turn their heads and they, watch her till she's gone.

Lord have mercy, Baby's got her blue jeans on!

Up by the bus stop, and across the street,
open up their windows, to take a peek,
while she goes walking, rockin' like a rollin' stone.

Heaven help us, baby's got her blue jeans on!

She can't help it if she's made that way,
she's not to blame if they look her way,
she ain't really tryin' to cause a scene,
it just comes naturally, nah , the girl can't help it.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's a good start. I recommend the Kenny Rogers line above next time you're out: "You got the kind of body that was made to give a man a lot of pleasure." Women love that. The detail that every inch of her that's woman makes him that much more a man, would make a good spam line.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

also in the McDaniel song, he sings that "she can't help if she's made that way, she's not to blame if they look her way", as if it would be reasonable to think that yeah, she is to blame for their looking.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

everything conway twitty ever recorded is like this, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V1fX-FvKW8

caek, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh man that's another good one!

"I don't know what I'm saying
As my trembling fingers touch forbidden places"

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.cyberschroeder.com/albums/images/julie161.jpg

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've always thought the opening of Loretta Lynn's "Wings UPon Your Horns" was pretty racy for country music:

Before you first made love to me
You called me your wife-to-be
And after that, I saw the devil in your eyes
With your sweet smooth talkin' ways
You turned a flame into a blaze
The night I let you hang my wings upon your horns

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, those are both pretty direct. That's a...great...album cover.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do not pass go, go directly to the album Country Porn by Chinga Chavin with full DL hosted by WFMU. Titles:

talkin matamoros first piece of ass blues
asshole from el paso
cum stains on the pillow
head boogie
sit sit sit (sit on my face)
dry humping in the back of a 55 ford
get it on the run
tit stop rock
4 am jump
cum unto jesus

Biodegradable (Derelict), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Not exactly country, but Patrick Sky's folk album "Songs That America Famous" is glorioulsy lewd and hysterically unPC.

And then there's Peter Grudzien, an NYC gay country artist who released an album titled The Unicorn in the early '70s. The song "White Trash Hillybilly Trick" is quite raunchy as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17S9yufI8SM

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 17:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

From Mel McDaniel's "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" (1984, Billboard country #1)

heard this for the first time on the radio last night!

could a kind mod add the ammended closing date to the title (wanko ergo sum), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 18:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

That song kinda gives me the creeps for the reason I gave above: he's leering at her, and considers whether it's her fault that he's leering, before deciding that no, she's not to blame, she's just made that way.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 19:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

fyi: "you've never been this far before" inspired jimmy buffet to write "why don't we get drunk (and screw)"

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 19:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

now that we no longer have a proper oldies radio station, been listening to a lot of The Wolf, classic cuntry, and it's full of great WTF moments. now if i can only remember some...

andrew m., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

more conway twitty:

lay you down

There's a lot of ways of saying ... what I wanna say to you
There's songs and poems and promises and dreams that might come true
But I won't talk of starry skies or moonlight on the ground
I'll come right out and tell you I'd just love to lay you down

Lay you down and softly whisper ... pretty love words in your ear
Lay you down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear
I'll let you know how much it means just havin' you around
Oh, darlin' how I'd love to lay you down

There's so many ways your sweet love's made this house into a home
You've got a way of doing little things that turn me on
Like standing in the kitchen in your faded cotton gown
With your hair all up in curlers I still love to lay you down

Lay you down and softly whisper ... pretty love words in your ear
Lay you down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear
I'll let you know how much it means just havin' you around
Oh, darlin' how I'd love to lay you down

When a whole lot of Decembers are showin' in your face
Your auburn hair has faded and silver takes it's place
You'll be just as lovely and I'll still be around
And if I can I know that I'd still love to lay you down

Lay you down and softly whisper ... pretty love words in your ear
Lay you down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear
I'll let you know how much it means just havin' you around
Oh, darlin' how I'd love to lay you down

Lay you down and softly whisper ... pretty love words in your ear
Lay you down and tell you all the things a woman loves to hear
I'll let you know how much it means just havin' you around
Oh, darlin' how I'd love to lay you down

andrew m., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes, that is perfect...saying he's going to "lay you down" gets right to the point.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Save a Horse, etc...

could a kind mod add the ammended closing date to the title (wanko ergo sum), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

lay you down always makes me laugh.

'you're lookin' old and homely, baby, but hey i'd still hit it. you're welcome.'

andrew m., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seems like country was ahead of pop in sexual frankness in some ways, at least as far back as "don't come home a-drinkin' with lovin' on your mind."

Bob Saget's "Night Moves": C or D (WmC), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha yeah. my gf just put that one on a mix. what's she tryin' to tell me?

andrew m., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hope people aren't implying here these are a thing of the past.

Country cunnilungus from Brooks & Dunn:

I can pull the shades and feel your lips they're touching mine again
I can watch the shadows of the moon slow dance across your skin
Hold you in a place where lovers never say goodbye
Every moment comes alive, when I go down to memory town

Toby Keith's Gift In A Box:

Oh, happy birthday baby
Wanna to see you tonight
I got your present waitin
I wanna do it right
I ain't got enough money for a big diamond ring
Let's tie a brand new bow around the same old thing
Yea
Now blow...
Out your candles

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jake Owen (except he doesn't actually seem to be saying "spitting my dip tonight," if you listen close):

And she said hey boy, do you mind takin me home tonight?
'Cause I ain't ever seen a country boy with tires on his truck this high.
I said climb on up but watch the cup where I'll be spitting my dip tonight.
And hold on tight 'cause it's gonna be wilder than any 8 second ride

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

slipping my dick tonight?
sticking my tip tonight?

andrew m., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

First one.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Always numbered Tammy Wynette's "You and Me" among the all-time great sex songs, mostly for the way Tammy sings it, but the lyrics are quite direct with a a great twist to boot:

I can hear the rain, it's falling softly,
As I watch him lying next to me.
I can feel his heart, its beating softly:
He just loved me, so tenderly,
But it should be......
You and me.

When he touches me, I feel your fingers.
And each time we kiss, I see your face.
When he locks the door behind us,
Then he thinks the world can't find us,
But he can't see, no, he can't see,
That it should be......
You and me.

So I'll just close my eyes and dream about you,
'Cos everytime I dream you're always there.
Then you'll lock the door behind us,
And in my dreams the world can't find us.
And it will be, so real to me.
It's finally......
You and me.

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha. nice ones, c. i need to listen to new(er) country radio more often.

andrew m., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

xxx...xp

haha the first verse of "Lay You Down" is great! I could try to say a bunch of sappy things to woo you, but the heck with it: let's fuck.

Is that right about pop vs. country on this? "Lay You Down" is from 1979. But the Loretta Lynn songs like "don't come home a-drinkin' with lovin' on your mind" and "The Pill" are from the late 60s and mid 70s, respectively. So there's something to that. "Let's Get It On", an R&B #1, is 1973, for what it's worth.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

"He just loved me, so tenderly"...very nice.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

And Tammy's voice just drips with post-coital satisfaction and ennui at the same time. A truly remarkable performance!

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh and yeah I'm def. not assuming these aren't happening still. I found myself singing the Kenny Rogers song I listed above, earlier today (don't ask), and so I gave a few more from that era too. The history question is interesting: were the country charts, broadly speaking, more sexually frank than the pop or r&b charts? If so, when, if ever, did that change?

xp yeah! Wynette's "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" is a little less frank but fits the bill.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

And then there's George Jone's "Leaving Love All OVer the Place":

The man who ran the motel
Said we couldn't spend the night there anymore
That it'd take a week to clean the room twenty-three
And put new carpet on the floor.

That we harmed his reputation
And what about the shame and disgrace
But we just never learned to love
Without leaving love all over the place.

The lady asked the rooming house
Served our eviction notice yesterday
While we were pickin' up our cloths
She started screaming somebody's gonna pay.

She said it takes a dozen carpenters
To fix the broken bed and drapes
But we just never learned to love
With out leavin' love all over ther place.

Loving always came to us easy
I know it always will
We don' need nobody to roll us down the other side
When we're over the hill.

The mourners formed a single line
As they filled by to pay their last respect
And they couldn't help but wonder how
Two lovers could break each others neck.

And they wondered why the undertakers
Couldn't take the smiles from off their face
Then a preacher said Dearly beloved
Why that sweet couple they just never learned to love
Without leavin' love all over the place.

No, we never learned to love
Without leavin' love all over the place...

I love songs where people sing from the grave!

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow @ George Jones...so messy!

Yah Kid A (Euler), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpA0oPR_EOQ

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Well I just put a quarter in the jukebox
And it ain't halfway through my favorite song
But if I don't leave right now my whole place might burn down
'Cause I left something turned on at home

It ain't the stove, it ain't the heater
She's hotter and a whole lot sweeter
And all day long she's been there alone
Right now her arms are open, the house is probably smokin`
'Cause I left something turned on at home

--Trace Adkins

President Keyes, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Trace is a total ass-man (as is Toby, when he's not being a xenophobic wiseass just to piss everybody off.) "Let's Do That Again" on Trace's most recent one really smolders, too.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 22:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Joe Ely's Honky Tonk Masquerade left out this verse from West Texas Waltz, but he honors requests for it when he plays live:

I took my baby after dark to the old baseball park
And we sat in the center field stands
I asked her, "How many outs?" She said, "I've got my doubts,
But you can count 'em on one of your hands."
I said, "Baby, I've got much better plans.
I'll kiss you on the strikes, you kiss me on the balls,
And we'll go dance like the dickens to the West Texas Waltz!"

dad a, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

What, no David Alan Coe?

m0stlyClean, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 03:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Charlie Rich with an ode to foreplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X_l1NWyqxM

that's not my post, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 07:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do you think I meant country matters?

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 08:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hilarious thread. I need to listen to more country, apparently.

Cunga, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 08:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Jimmie Rodgers' 1930 version of Mule Skinner Blues:

I smell your bread a-burning
Better turn your damper down
If you ain't got a damper, good gal
Turn your bread around

dad a, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

damn, yeah, that's a great one! Blues songs have traditionally been very good at this.

You don't wear a vagina on your chest....think about it (Euler), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lucinda Williams can get rather saucy.

I take off my watch and my earrings
My bracelets and everything
Lie on my back and moan at the ceiling
Oh my baby
Think about you and that long ride
I bite my nails I get weak inside
Reach over and turn off the light
Oh my baby

Unfortunately, by the time of 2008's Little Honey she'd gone just silly:

Oh, my little honey bee
I'm so glad you stung me
Now I've got your honey
All over my tummy
Honey bee, it's heaven
Twenty-four seven
Oh, my little honey bee

anagram, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

In the first Lucinda Williams case I'd say it's more the delivery that's blunt than the lyric: that moaning!

You don't wear a vagina on your chest....think about it (Euler), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Read something somewhere about one of the more recent Hank III's "Straight to Hell" being the first country (or "country") record to get a parental advisory sticker. Could that be true?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

There was a "comedy" C&W duo in Britain in the early '80s, can't remember their name but they did an album called Taking the 'O' out of Country, which gives you an idea of the level of humour involved here. For some unfathomable reason I've never forgotten these lines:

'Cos they're so big and soft and round
And they don't make a sound
But how they look remains a mystery to me
With my hands in my pockets
Just thinking about Dolly's rockets
How I'd love to see that Dolly Parton's tits.

anagram, Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Any of you see this movie about Larry Pierce?

http://www.dirtycountrymovie.com/index.html

dad a, Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Breasts that don't make a sound? Are there people out there with noisy breasts?

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Taking the 'O' out of Country

Shooter Jennings' first album title was Put The 'O' Back In Country, fwiw. (And is that song related to "Dolly Parton's Hits" by Bobby Braddock?)

Noted a couple days ago on Rolling Country:

--Barbara Mandrell's "The Midnight Oil" is even kind of filthy: She stays after work at the office to give the boss "a helping hand," and later she'll feel "kinda dirty 'cause I'll have that midnight oil all over me."

xhuxk, Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

McLean and McLean, that was it...

Mark G, Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

holy smokes @ that Barbara Mandrell lyric; I must hear that song!

You don't wear a vagina on your chest....think about it (Euler), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS8zHoxOFTw

van smack, Friday, 26 March 2010 02:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Bellamy Brothers, "Do You Love As Good As You Look"

Long blonde hair, sky blue eyes
Yeah, that well-bred look is easy to recognize
A tailored dress, a fit so fine
And it adds up to the question on my mind

Honey, do you love as good as you look?
Can you satisfy your man, like your body says you can?
Judging from the cover, I'd love to read the book
Honey, do you love as good as you look?

If you could read my mind, you might blush blood-red
But then again you might come over here instead
I see they brought your check and soon you're bound to go
If I don't make my move right now, I may never know

Euler, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 23:02 (four years ago) Permalink

The Brothers Ween, "...Mr. Richard Smoker, you're a poopy poker..."

bodacious ignoramus, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:20 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVguvNE7qc

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:12 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just heard Chris Young's "I Can Take It From There", which has a lyrical shoutout to Conway & "Lay You Down"!

Damnit Janet Weiss & The Riot Grrriel (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 June 2014 06:03 (three years ago) Permalink

No, we never learned to love
Without leavin' love all over the place...

Eww

paolo, Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:56 (three years ago) Permalink

There was a "comedy" C&W duo in Britain in the early '80s, can't remember their name but they did an album called Taking the 'O' out of Country

MacLean & MacLean, that was, Canadian not British. They were actually arrested in my town for using "obscene language" during a performance. (LOL '70s Ontario prudery)

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Neal McCoy - "Wink" because he pronounces it like "wank" every time

macklin' rosie (crüt), Wednesday, 11 June 2014 18:24 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Somebody wrote about '70s songs like this:

http://musicweird.blogspot.com/2014/06/skin-songs-controversial-sexy-country.html

xhuxk, Friday, 27 June 2014 20:14 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Hearing Gary Allen's "Nothing On But The Radio" at a Whataburger rn.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 14 July 2017 22:57 (two months ago) Permalink


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