Gosh Darn Country Music!

By Yvelise Moreno

Contributing Writer


When I decided to come to the University of New Haven, I knew I was giving myself up to disgustingly cold weather, crappy college food and a life of no sleep. But what I didn’t sign up for was the gosh darn country music that EVERYONE here listens to.

Totally not saying that I don’t I have a good variety of music on my iPod, but I mean c’mon! Every time I turn my head people are playing Keith Urban or Hunter Hayes… To be completely honest, that type of music totally irritates me. In a totally diverse college, you would expect totally diverse music preferences, but no. That is not the case. Let us take my own room for example; I have roommates from New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California. Well, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are a given to country music—yes, I know I am being biased and stereotyping people, but can you blame me? Back to the point. ALL of my roommates listen to country… 24/7. Why? How did I get stuck with people that are musically challenged? I am pretty sure it is a requirement to listen to country music to get accepted into the University—I was just a fluke.

Let us dissect a country song now… this is going to be so much fun. I have decided to go with: “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney. Why? Well because I need to show people the stupidity. I need to open their eyes. Let’s begin with the title: the thought of a female actually thinking a man’s farming equipment is attractive is pretty asinine and kind of hysterical. It also makes no sense at all. It slightly aggravates me. Now lyrics: the fact that a beautiful woman could look past the farmer’s tan and still bring a man “a basket full of chicken and a big ‘ol jug ‘a sweet tea” just because he’s ridin’ high on a tractor… that is just an insult to women everywhere! There is a line that goes: “Well she ain’t into cars or pickup trucks”. Why isn’t she into a nice BMW or a Porsche? At least she has good taste in cars and a good taste in men with some spending money.

Well now that we saw the literal meaning of this, I don’t want to mention more songs because people listen to songs to get some enjoyment… so I am just stopping here. We have the literal meaning, now for the figurative meaning. Basically the whole song is a metaphor for sex. But what song nowadays isn’t a metaphor for sex? If you say this song isn’t about sex, then sorry. You have problems. She wants “one more teeny weeny ride before take her home.” Please try and tell me that isn’t about sex. But what I do not understand is if someone is going to talk about sex, why use a tractor and such? My mind cannot fathom how that is even close to being sexual or able to bring a sexual feeling to females.

Country music in general just confuses and exasperates me. The gosh darn country music needs to end. Sorry, but it had to be said.


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11 Comments on "Gosh Darn Country Music!"

  1. Jonathan Martin | February 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm |

    I grew u p on a farm and quite frankly find this post insulting. Country music isn’t about sex its an expresion of a way of life. Its a culture in which the only way to understand it is to live it. Also you can’t take a couple songs to judge an entire genre of music much less a couple of lines ,try listening to ” red dirt road” by brooks and dunn ,” live like you were dying” by kenny chesney, and “three wooden crosses” by travis randy. Truely embrace these songs and there meanings then look at your post again your own words may surprise you.

  2. Yo, fuck you

  3. You don’t hear me complaining about pop music, especially Justin beiber and one direction. You think they write their own music? I think not. All that is is computers. You try writings songs and playing guitar… And Justin beiber can barely play guitar. All he plays is four chord songs.

  4. You don’t hear me complaining about pop music, especially Justin beiber and one direction. You think they write their own music? I think not. All that is is computers. You try writings songs and playing guitar… And Justin beiber can barely play guitar. All he plays is four chord songs that he doesn’t write.

  5. You’re obviously very ignorant and superficial…or at least that’s how you’re coming off suggesting that a woman should be more attracted to a BMW and Porsche?! Because that IMPLIES a man makes money? You sound like a gold digger you should like a man because he has fancy things…in fact a lot of farmers do make a good amount of money but don’t flaunt it by buying flashy things. A tractor/farmer implies a hard working man who can get through any challenge that may come their way. You’re not just belittling country music in this article but you are also belittling a huge portion of society’s way of life. You’re also belittling women by saying we should want a man that obviously makes money. I actually hated country music before I took the time to actually listen to it, and now it’s my favorite genre of music because its real and from the heart. When it comes to sex? Every other song you gear in pop culture is about sex and relationships so you can’t judge a genre based on the fact that it has songs that include sex in it. This is a completely over the top opinionated article written by someone who has done no research to back up her points, and that peeves me. If you don’t want to hear country music then just put your head phones in and listen to something else. If you can’t do that than be a big girl and suck it up. Considering you’re in college you should at least know how to act, and in this case, argue like an adult.

  6. Maybe you should make friends with someone who is not a country listener. That would be the logical way to go about your problem instead of writing a shitty article in The Charger Bulletin. The fact that you chose such a widely known song to “dissect” just shows the readers that you are too incompetent to do ANY research whatsoever about country music. Try listening to a different song instead of making a generalization using a single song that you think is stupid. Didn’t your mother ever teach you not to judge something before you know anything about it…? Also, if you’re going to continue with the shitty articles it might be a good idea to take a journalism class so that you can seem at least somewhat professional.

    P.S. You look and act like you’re about fifteen. You’re seriously insulting Kenny Chesney when you have fucking One Direction as your Facebook banner..? Let us know when you get your braces off cause maybe by then you’ll be able to write an actual article..

  7. Alright. 1st place you’re wrong. Not everyone here listens to country music. Almost none of my friends do. 2nd MA is not a given for country music. I don’t know where you got that idea. Look at our sports teams. All their theme songs are rock music. AC/DC, Ozzy, Dropkick Murphy’s. the last thing you’ll here going into Boston or Worcester is Country music. People should really check these articles before they are published.

  8. Miss Moreno… you should go to the country 92.5 Facebook page. The morning show DJ’s would like you to contact them.. your so firm on your opinion you should have no problem going on air with them.

  9. People like you should be euthanized

  10. And your a terrible writing and your opinion absolutely sucks

  11. This isn’t an opinion so much as a rant about how much you think country music ‘sucks’. If “that type of music totally irritates you”, too bad. That’s what headphones were invented for. Your type of music probably irritates other people, but do they complain to you about your music? No, probably not because that is INCREDIBLY rude. I have found that people here have very diverse taste in music.
    Also, please explain to me how Massachusetts is a given to country music? Most people from Massachusetts that I know (myself included) completely ignore or can’t stand country music and there are maybe two or three country radio stations in the entire state. Yes, I can blame you for being biased and stereoytping people because you are hating on people’s music choices for absolutely no reason. Besides, maybe your roommates think that you are “musically challenged”. You should ask them sometime.
    Yes, most ‘twangy’ country music is stupid. That’s the point of it. It is supposed to be humorous and funny and making fun of rednecks. While we’re dissecting the meaning of songs, I am going to assume from your Facebook page (they invented Privacy Settings for a reason) that you like pop music. What kind of meaning does pop music have? None. Sometimes people just like to listen to music because it sounds nice, which is most of the appeal of pop music.
    Also, you are such a hypocrite if you think that a girl liking a guy because he has a tractor is “an insult to women everywhere”, but it is perfectly OK for a women to be “into a nice BMW or a Porsche”. Your logic is hilariously flawed, and I sincerely hope that you are trolling us all and aren’t this much of a close-minded dimwit.

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