“What kind of music do you usually have here?”

“We got both kinds, we got country and western.”

Blues Brothers in Bob’s Country Bunker, 1980.

All she could pay was attention
So all they could take was her time
Proving an ounce of possession
Ain’t worth a piece of your mind.

‘Cause nightmares are somebody’s daydreams
Daydreams are somebody’s lies
Lies ain’t no harder than telling the truth
Truth is the perfect disguise

Kris Kristofferson: Sandy, aus: Spooky Lady’s Sideshow, 1974.

Diese Woche aufgefallen und mit eilig neu angeschafften Kamerabatterien dokumentiert:

Fällt ja sofort ins Auge, nein: sogar ins Ohr, dass es nur ein Liedertext sein kann. In diesem Fall von The Legendary Band aus: Pirates, 2014. Und es erinnert doch stark an eins der frühen Funny Forwards, für das die — oft aus Gründen — anonym gebliebenen Content Provider mehr überlegen mussten, als wie man einen Text nicht über 30 Anschläge Impact bold versal in ein ohnehin überstrapaziertes Filmbildchen photoshoppt.

Wirklich beeindruckt war ich erst diese Woche — nach der Entdeckung eines Aufklebers von 2021 zur Werbung für eine CD (sic) von 2014 — bei der Erkenntnis, dass die Liste gar nicht so frei erfunden ist, wie sie aussieht. Die Lieder gibt’s wirklich, die liebevoll gesammelten Zeilen nicht immer als Überschrift, sondern umso schwerer auffindbar als Zitat — und die meisten lohnen sich sogar aufzurufen. Yeehaw, folks.

The Best of the Worst Country-Western Song Titles

  • Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life
  • Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed
  • Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth ‘Cause I’m Kissing You Goodbye
  • Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure
  • How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?
  • How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You When You Know I’ve Been A Liar All My Life?
  • I Been Roped And Thrown By Jesus In The Holy Ghost Corral
  • I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life
  • I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling
  • I Fell In A Pile Of You And Got Love All Over Me
  • I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart
  • I Keep Forgettin’ I Forgot About You
  • I Wanna Whip Your Cow
  • I Would Have Wrote You A Letter, But I Couldn’t Spell Yuck
  • I Wouldn’t Take Her To A Dawg Fight, Cause I’m Afraid She’d Win
  • I’d Rather Have A Bottle In Front Of Me Than A Frontal Lobotomy
  • I’m Just A Bug On The Windshield Of Life
  • I’m The Only Hell Mama Ever Raised
  • I’ve Been Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
  • I’ve Got The Hungries For Your Love And I’m Waiting In Your Welfare Line
  • If I Can’t Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You
  • If Love Were Oil, I’d Be A Quart Low
  • If My Nose Were Full of Nickels, I’d Blow It All On You
  • If You Don’t Leave Me Alone, I’ll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will
  • If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?
  • Mama Get The Hammer (There’s A Fly On Papa’s Head)
  • My Every Day Silver Is Plastic
  • My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don’t Love Jesus
  • My John Deere Was Breaking Your Field, While Your Dear John Was Breaking My Heart
  • My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, And I Sure Do Miss Him
  • Oh, I’ve Got Hair Oil On My Ears And My Glasses Are Slipping Down, But Baby I Can See Through You
  • Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill
  • She Got The Gold Mine And I Got The Shaft
  • She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger
  • She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart
  • She’s Got Freckles On Her, But She’s Pretty
  • Thank God And Greyhound She’s Gone
  • They May Put Me In Prison, But They Can’t Stop My Face From Breakin’ Out
  • Velcro Arms, Teflon Heart
  • When You Leave Walk Out Backwards, So I’ll Think You’re Walking In
  • You Can’t Have Your Kate And Edith Too
  • You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
  • You Done Tore Out My Heart And Stomped That Sucker Flat
  • You Were Only A Splinter As I Slid Down The Bannister Of Life
  • You’re The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly

Soundtrack ist das aus der Liste, das einem wieder kein Mensch glaubt:
Jimmy Buffett mit den Oak Ridge Boys als Background-Schubiduapdap-Truppe: My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don’t Love Jesus, aus: Havana Daydreamin’, 1976: