Wow. I really thought you were kidding about the ending.
Nope, not kidding. Thank you for verifying though, I found that quite satisfying.
Come on, gang. While there's a part of he in that guy we've seen up there on that screen, Brad is so much more.
I like that song, dammit.
Actually, I like Brad Paisley roughly 80% of the time. It's just that when he misses, he really whiffs it.
You are exactly right about that song, I heard it for the first time on the radio (yes people still use the radio) and thought it was a cute little song. It wasn't my thing but while listening to it I did think it did its job and then came the end where exactly like you say, he spells out the entire freaking song just in case our dumbasses didn't "get it".
This may be unfair to Trace Adkins, but to be honest I initially thought he ad-libbed that dumb thing at the end because HE didn't quite get the metaphor and wasn't confident enough in it to just let it be.
Blake, Miranda, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Sugarland, etc are consistently putting out good stuff.
I like Blake Shelton some and I think Miranda Lambert's the bee's knees--love that she actually sounds like a country singer, unlike Carrie Underwood (for example). I find Sugarland annoying, but I can't quite put my finger on why. Eric Church & Luke Bryan end up lost in that huge mess of 20-something handsome cowboy types who all went to the same college (Belmont University, maybe) and were probably all in the same frat. They all run together in my brain.
And while they have slowed down and got older, George Straight and Alan Jackson still put out good stuff, Garth Brooks voice has not aged well at all though. Hearing him sing The Dance at the ACMs a few days ago, ooof it's bad.
Speaking of country musicians that do well with a metaphor--particularly Garth & The Dance.