I think this song gives a fairly good representation of what I would like my 4 little girls to grow up to be like. (There are some of the song that I hope they don’t emulate, but then again, most songs are like that.) But I think the Chorus says it the best. “Brother she’s all country (shoot) from her cowboy boots to her down home roots. She’s country, from the song she plays to the prayer she prays. thats the way she was born and raisee, she ain’t afraid to stay country. Nuthin’ but country.” Everyone in the family, except for , now has a cowboy hat. She would also have one, if I could convince her that she does look good in one, and the she would wear it every once in a while. We are trying to bring our family back to the basics, and live a country valued life. And the song has a really good beat to it as well.
Rodney Atkins – Watching You
Since I am a father of mostly girls (4 girls and 1 boy), I am very vigilant on trying to raise my son to be the best man he can be in the future. This song really hits home. My son watches me all the time, and thinks that anything I do is golden. An example of that is when was trying to get him to wear big boy under pants and stop using a diaper. He refused to wear his new boxer-briefs, until pointed out that they are just like dads. At that point, he started wearing them, to be like his dad. This song is a perfect example of that. I like it because it illistrates how your children can pick up bad habbits that you may have, but then also pick up the good ones as well. So even though you may not be perfect, you can give your children the things they need to make it in life and to be a responsible, contributing, adult. “Cuse I’ve been watching you, dad ain’t that cool? I’m your buckaroo, I want to be like you, and eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are. We like fixin things, and holding moma’s hand. Yeah, we’re just alike, hey, ain’t we dad? I want to do everything you do, so I’ve been watching you.”
“I’m just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at ’em bright and early,
I’m all business in my suit,
Yeah, I’m dressed for success from my head down to my boots,
I don’t do it for money, there’s still bills that I can’t pay,
I don’t do it for the glory, I just do it anyway,
Providing for our future’s my responsibility,
Yeah I’m real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
And I can’t call in sick on Mondays when the weekends been to strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I’m solid, hey I’m steady, hey I’m true down to the core,
And I will always do my duty, no matter what the price,
I’ve counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice,
Oh, and I don’t want to die for you,
But if dying’s asked of me,
I’ll bear that cross with an honor,
‘Cause freedom don’t come free.
I’m an American soldier, an American,
Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right,
I’m out here on the front lines, so sleep in peace tonight.”
Line of the YEAR!
This song makes me laugh every time I hear it. He pokes fun a the current mind frame that most Americans have right now. He talks about Global Warming, Reality TV, YouTube, and many other modern society concerns. But the best line in the whole song is this, “Plasma gettin’ bigger, jesus gettin smaller.” I think that is one of the main problems that modern teen age kids and society as a whole has. There is little regard for Jesus and a belief in God. Things have turned so that more people make fun of religious beliefs than uphold religious beliefs. I think this songs makes that statement.