It is not just a stereotype that country songs are all about dirt roads and trucks; many of them actually are. But thanks to the current administration, gas prices are through the roof and do not show signs of even plateauing anytime soon.
The ole squarebody that gets 12mpg is no longer your best friend… And dirt roads are about as appealing as the plague at the moment.
Any good country song makes you want to drive around dirt roads with the windows down for hours. This form of therapy, however, is becoming increasingly more expensive.
Rednecks everywhere are having increased difficulty coping with heartache. The silver lining to record high gas prices is it makes it easier to stay on your side of that county line.
This economy is especially unfortunate for the many country anthems about trucks and dirt road drives, including the ones below:
Beer or Gasoline by Chris Young
An iconic country lyric made obsolete in less than half a presidential term:
Two dollars shy of a five dollar bill ... It's a gallon of gas, or a cold six pack One goes in my tank, one comes in a sack Makes life complicated when it costs the same
Make ‘Beer or Gasoline’ Applicable Again should be the slogan for 2024.
Pickup Man by Joe Diffie
Joe Diffie said it best: “there’s something women like about a pickup man”. At least that used to be the case.
A pickup man used to be attractive. Now that gas guzzler just looks like red dollar signs.
No matter how much money their hardworking drivers bring in with a good blue collar job, the truck will have no problem spending that extra cash just getting to and from work.
Big Green Tractor by Jason Aldean
Gas is way too expensive to be spent on a tractor date. Next.
Tank of Gas and a Radio Song by Travis Denning
Once again, no date is worth a tank of gas. Just stay in. Order Chinese food. No one will blame you.
When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs
Well I won a hundred bucks on a scratch off ticket Bought two twelve-packs and a tank of gas with it
You are smoking crack if you think you can buy a tank of gas and twenty-four beers with a hundred bucks in this economy. Or you drive a Prius. Both are equally unappealing.
Damn I Need A Dirt Road by Muscadine Bloodline
No, no I don’t.
She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy by Kenny Chesney
Take A Back Road by Rodney Atkins
A back road is the last thing I want to take at the moment, thank you.
Don’t get me wrong, there are few things I love more then long drives down quiet roads blasting my over-forty-hour-long country/rock playlist. But this is not something I am inclined to do at the moment.
This is more of a “map-it-even-though-I’ve-been-there-a-hundred-times-to-make-sure-I’m-taking-the-fastest-route” economy than a “mosey-on-over” one.
For your convenience, we’ve made an ever-growing playlist of the song Biden’s economy has ruined: