“A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr, Mixed with, “Country Boy” by Aaron Lewis

“A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr,

Mixed with,

“Country Boy” by Aaron Lewis

by Ian R. Shirm

ed. note: All the words, from both songs, used once. Lyrics mixed to turn two songs into one. The words in quotes are Aaron’s and the rest Hanks.

The preacher man says it’s the end of time
And the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry
The interest is up and the Stock Markets down
And you only get mugged
If you go down town

“Well I grew up down an old dirt road in a town you wouldn’t know
My pops picked the place up for 1500 bucks back in 1964” -Aaron

I live back in the woods, you see
A woman and the kids, and the dogs and me
I got a shotgun, a rifle and a 4-wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

“I got a big orange tractor and a diesel truck
And my idea of heaven is chasing whitetail bucks
And as a country boy you know I can survive” -Aaron

I can plow a field all day long
I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn
We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
Ain’t too many things these ole boys can’t do
We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

“Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel
One is the colors that fly high and proud
The red, the white, the blue
The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made
“Don’t tread on me” is what it says and I’ll take that to my grave
Because, this is me
I’m proud to be American and strong in my beliefs” -Aaron

Because you can’t starve us out
And you cant makes us run
Cause one-of-’em old boys raisin ole shotgun
And we say grace and we say Ma’am
And if you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn

“Now it’s been 12 years since I sold my soul to the devil in L.A.
He said “sign your name here on the dotted line and your songs they all will play” -Aaron

“He set up shop on sunset, he put me up at the marquee
He said “you wanna sell a million records boy you better listen to me” ” -Aaron

“He said “change your style, whiten your smile, you could lose a couple of pounds
And if you want to live this life, you better lose that wife, do you need your friends around?” ” -Aaron

“I said, no that’s not me
Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
And I like my jeans and my old t-shirts
And a couple extra pounds never really hurt
Cause a country boy is all I’ll ever be” -Aaron

We came from the West Virginia coalmines
And the Rocky Mountains and the and the western skies
And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

“My grandfather was a drinker back in the day he put ’em down
But a war is known to change a man and the whiskey is known to change a man” -Aaron Lewis

“But, that’s not me
I rarely drink from the bottle but I smoke a little weed
I still live in the sticks where you wouldn’t go
In a town of 1200 off an old dirt road
And a country boy is all I’ll ever be” -Aaron

I had a good friend in New York City
He never called me by my name, just hillbilly
My grandpa taught me how to live off the land
And his taught him to be a businessman
He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights
And I’d send him some homemade wine

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
For 43 dollars my friend lost his life
Id love to spit some beechnut in that dudes eyes
And shoot him with my old 45
Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

“Cause Hank taught me just how to stay alive
You’ll never catch me out the house without my 9 or 45” -Aaron

Cause you can’t starve us out and you can’t make us run
Cause one-of-’em old boys raisin ole shotgun
And we say grace and we say Ma’am
And if you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn

“And I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again
Cause I’ve never needed government to hold my hand
And I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again
Cause my family has always fought and died to save this land
And a country boy is all I’ll ever be” -Aaron

We’re from North California and south Alabama
And little towns all around this land
And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

“I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family
I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it
Has to come through me, that should be all our attitudes
’cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me son” -Aaron

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