However, many people forget about his hilarious protest of the commercially attractive, watered down, pop country songs that were hoggin’ up the airwaves at the time (and still are today unfortunately).
“Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Up-Tempo Love Song”
Written solely by him for his 2000 album, When Somebody Loves You, it was a smartass critique on the current state of country radio.
Check out these brilliant lyrics:
“It’s a little bit edgy, but softer than spaghetti Weak yet redundantly strong It’s a three minute positive not too country up-tempo love song
You won’t hear four-letter words, just me tellin’ her That she’s the every breath I draw And how I can’t live without her And I could never doubt her ‘Cause she could never do no wrong
It’s a way for me to tell her that I love her but it can’t be too long There’ll be no drinkin’, no cheatin’, no lyin’, no leavin’ That stuff it just don’t belong In a three minute positive not too county up-tempo love song.”