11 Puzzling and Explicit Country Music Lyrics

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Is there anything better than singing along to a song while doing some other activity you love? It’s no doubt that music makes everything better and amplifies our experiences. But, what about when you actually listen to the lyrics of some your favorite joints? Turns out– some of those lyrics are so spicy they should probably be regulated to cable TV– maybe even after hours. Or some of them just seem downright unexplainable and we’d need a “CSI” episode to help us figure them out.

It’s not just Jay-Z and Rihanna producing these hits, sometimes our favorite artists produce some awkwardly timed and just plain weird lines: 

1. “We’re burning down the night shooting bullets at the moon, baby…”

Florida Georgia Line // “This is How We Roll”

I don’t know many pseudonyms for bullets, so one can assume that the bullets talked about here are bullets. What gives? Does this mean you “roll” around shooting guns at the moon, or nah? Is this a humble brag?

“So, what’d you do last night?”

“Just shot some bullets at the moon, baby.”

“What?! No Way!”

Seems reckless and wasteful.

2. “We can roll ’em down, fog ’em up.”

Chase Rice // “Ready Set Roll”

Is this a multiple choice question, because I don’t think it’s possible to do both at the same time.

3. “Every tailgate way out there was like yeah, yeah.”

Joe Nichols // “Yeah”

Wait. The tailgate was talking? Like a Disney movie?

4. “Tryin’ to pour a little sugar in her Dixie cup…”

Luke Bryan // “Play It Again”

If a random guy came up to me and tried to pour “sugar” in my cup (Dixie or not), we’re probably going to fight. Typically, I drink water or beer out of a Dixie cup when my legs are swinging off of a tailgate. Why would either of those need sugar? This is why there’s an obesity epidemic happening in America right now.

5. “If I die young, bury me in satin.”

The Band Perry // “If I Die Young”

Satin is a poor representation of someone’s life. Also, feels like a cheap option. Also, what an unpleasant thought. I wonder if this person died young because of too much sugar in a Dixie cup.

6. “Every time you kiss me it’s like sunshine and whiskey.”

Frankie Ballard // “Sunshine and Whiskey”

Speaking from mostly personal experiences– sunshine AND whiskey are a recipe for disaster. Whiskey is a nighttime drink. I can only imagine that these kisses, and the relationship, likely ended just like a day full of actual sunshine and whiskey would: bad.

7.  “And the only line I can think to say is, ‘Hey girl.'”

Billy Currington // “Hey Girl”

I hope not! There have been books written on conversation starters. None of them mention the approach, “Hey, girl.”

8. “Hold my dreams in her blue jeans, oh my.”

Tim McGraw // “Lookin’ For That Girl”

Figuratively? Literally? Not sure how to make sense of either option. Other than: blue jeans often have pockets for storage and if you write your dreams down, you could literally store them in a pair of blue jeans.

9. “I may not be in love. But let me tell you, I’m in heat.”

Dolly Parton // “Romeo”

This is a phrase I’ve really only heard when discussing dogs, so not a great line for a song. Or any conversation ever. Ever.

10. “Laying right here naked in my bed, I’m just doing my thing.”

Jason Aldean // “Burnin’ It Down”

I think this is supposed to be interpreted as sexy, but it comes off more like a bad news text message from a politician that’s going to end with him resigning amid a media firestorm.

11. “Gonna ride that cow with a Dallas bull.”

Jerrod Niemann // “Drink To That All Night”

Any insight into this would be met with a listening ear and an open mind. One can only assume that a certain lady is a cow and a certain male is the Dallas bull in question and then, well, there you are. These lyrics take country to a whole new level. This image is not something you could drink all night to, right? Or maybe we’re over thinking it and there’s a cow in the club hangin’ with her ladies.