Living in the country
Tracy Byrd makes us ever more proud about the place we grew up on in his song, “I’m from the Country.” The track is a product of excellent penning from Marty Brown, Stann Webb and Richard Young, who is the rhythm guitarist for the rock band, The Kentucky Headhunters. The song was officially released in February 1988 as the lead-off single from Byrd’s album, I’m from the Country. To grasp further the content of the song, let us break down the lyrics and digest its message.
Close your eyes, and go back once again to that place where life from day to day are spent with simplicity. The generosity of the nature gives you everything that you may need starting from food to shelter. The natural sense of relaxation covers your being as you walk through the woods or just sit on the grass fields. There is no hustle and bustle. Satisfaction comes from the harmony that starts in the family and spreading it to the community. The neighborhood becomes a part of the good reasons to live, and good reasons to give.
Can you hear the jolly songs of the community that serenade the air during special occasions? They dance the night away without worrying about any danger that may come. They sing their heart out like tomorrow will never come. Together, they plow the fields and rejoice with one heart as the harvest arrives. They treat each other like brothers and sisters that will fight for each other’s sake. Indeed, the bond of the people “from the country” is as tight as metal chains, and nothing can compare to the brotherhood shared herein.
“I’m from the Country”
Way back up in the country, back in the hills
Down in the hollows where the folks are real
Livin’ with the crazzies and the old wildcats
Sawed off shotguns and coonskin caps
That’s where I’m from and I’m proud to say
I’m from the country and I like it that way
Everybody knows everybody, everybody calls you friend
You don’t need an invitation, kick off your shoes come on in
Yeah, we know how to work and we know how to play
We’re from the country and we like it that way
I'm from the Country, Tracy Byrd