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Stock Music track: That's How We Say It In The Country

A humorous country song about not understanding certain words when you're a kid. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. T17129 32.95 69.95

Track details

Track ID number: 17129
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Country Music -- Country & Bluegrass
Moods/Emotions: Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Funny / Playful / Whimsical / Comical
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- Outdoorman / Fishing / Hiking
Prominent Instruments: Banjo -- Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Organ -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium -- Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 104
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (BMI - CAE#: 499.731.594)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: Granddaddy made me laugh with the way he used to talk
He’d tell me about tricks, couldn’t teach an old dog
I hear how people get all gussied up
Ladies lookin’ finer than a mess of speckled pups

And I would cock my head (and I would cock my head)
Confused as I could be (confused as I could be)
I asked granddad just what on earth those silly words all mean

That’s how we say it in the country
Can’t help how I was raised
I ain’t had to explain my words in a dad-gum coon’s age
Might think my southern speakin’ sounds kinda funny
Well Sonny, that’s how we say it in the country

Grandpappy kicked the bucket, done-did bought the farm
He taught this pig to dance, and golly, I’ll be darn
Now I’m shacked up in the city, can’t shake my rural roots
Them phrases stick around like cow poop on the boot

What made no lick of sense (made no lick of sense)
Is now so clear to me (now so clear to me)
And somehow grandpa’s silly words became reality

That’s how we say it in the country
Can’t help how I was raised
I ain’t had to explain my words in a dad-gum coon’s age
Might think my southern speakin’ sounds kinda funny
Well Sonny, that’s how we say it in the country

Livin in a world people yapping all around
Ears are bleeding cuz it ain’t the proper sound
Hi-falutin’ words make ya look like a fool
And what up hommie lingo really aint cool
Get your dog in the fight man see the light
Get your manners right

Hey can’t yo use the way it’s supposed to be
Thank you yes sir, yes ma’am
That’s how we say it in the country

© 2008 JD Dohnal, Dave Tough, Craig Winquist
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."