Justin Moore – “Back That Thing Up”

Jim Malec | July 15th, 2008

Justin Moore Songwriters: Jeremy Stover and Randy Houser

It is a rare gift indeed when an artist can record a song that is completely centered around obvious sexual innuendo and still sound charming rather than sexist or simply obnoxious. That, however, is the feat Justin Moore has accomplished on his debut single, “Back That Thing Up,” an extremely suggestive song that nonetheless paints the Valory Music Co. (Big Machine) newcomer as an exceptionally likable personality.

To be fair, Moore owes a great deal of credit to the song’s writers, Jeremy Stover and Randy Houser, who exhibit significant artistic discipline by not over-baking a concept that would be easy to carry to an extreme. Yes, “Back That Thing Up” is blatantly sexual right from the spoken opening line (I know you’re scared of that cock-a-doodle-doo/Don’t worry, he ain’t gonna hurt you), but Stover and Houser have carefully, and smartly, separated (at least semantically), the inherent innuendo from the song’s story itself.

Literally, this song is about a young woman who goes to work on a farm. And although there is aggressive sexual allusion (Back that thing up/Throw it in reverse, let Daddy load it up), no sex or physical contact actually takes place between the singer and the subject, nor does the singer actually directly suggest sex to the subject.

That’s an important distinction, because it allows Moore to play two sides of a single coin. If the writers had allowed the song’s innuendo to morph into the actuality of sex, or even into the suggestion of sex (see: Keith Anderson’s “Pickin’ Wildflowers”–”Let’s buzz around, maybe do some pollinating“), our perception of the singer would immediately become dominated by a stereotype of his self-perceived masculinity. In Anderson’s case, “Pickin’ Wildflowers” was centered around the idea that the singer literally (and overtly) wanted to have sex with the subject, a fact which rendered both the the song and the narrator (the singer), relatively one dimensional.

“Back That Thing Up” allows Moore to avoid such a problem because although the words he sings are suggestive, his actions themselves are not. While Anderson (as narrator) knew exactly what he was referring to in that song’s sexually coded language, it’s not clear that Moore (as narrator), does. Surely we the listeners understand, but we’re left to question whether the singer himself is actually in on the joke.

We believe that he must be in on the joke, but the separation of the literal and the implied is a literary technique that affects the way our mind interprets the story, and, thus, our emotional response to it. On one side of the coin, Moore is able to play up a sexual, masculine persona by the implication rendered with innuendo–but the fact that he’s not directly (literally) talking about sex also allows him to maintain the perception of at least a limited veil of innocence.

And what further accentuates all of this is that when we arrive at the song’s bridge, any expectations we may have built up about the singer’s motivation are shattered as he essentially rejects the innuendo–when discussing the work that still needs to be done on the farm, Moore sings, “Ain’t no time to play today/No rollin’ in the hay.”

It’s really a brilliantly balanced piece of songwriting, and proof that uptempo, “fun” songs can still maintain a standard of artistic quality despite the fact that they are not particularly deep.

As intriguing as “Back That Thing Up,” may be as a lyrical study, however, it is the singer’s compelling performance that makes it work as a single.

With a twang situated somewhere between Tracy Lawrence and Chris Cagle, Moore’s voice is both very good and instantly identifiable, engaging because of the personality that shines through it; young, confidant, and most importantly, unfiltered.

Country music has witnessed a flood of so-called soul-influenced male singers in recent years, most of whom posses big, deep, sometimes raspy voices that are so full they often sound artificial. Moore, on the other hand, is a capable singer with a voice that makes him sound like he could be your cousin or your next door neighbor. And there’s a certain attraction to that element of closeness.

More than anything else, this authenticity is what sets Moore apart. He’s real–or at least has the appearance of being real–in a format that is consistency growing more and more detached from its origins.

This single is a winner, and is particularly notable for the fact that it should appeal to a sector of the audience that has been typically (and strategically) ignored in recent years–young males.

That was a group that Garth Brooks was able to strike a resonating chord with, and his ability to appeal outside of the generally female-dominated core country demographic was one of the things that helped catapult him to superstardom.

I don’t know if Moore can reach those same heights. “Back That Thing Up” isn’t as good as the material that launched Garth into the stratosphere. But the newcomer has a voice and a personality that positions him as a unique player in the current format.

Thumbs Up

  1. leeann
    July 15, 2008 at 7:21 am

    As Dan mentioned over at his blog, this has John Rich production stamped all over it. I don’t know if Rich actually produced it, but the sound is there.

    I like the song fine, but I guess my enthusiasm for it doesn’t match this review.

  2. Dan M.
    July 15, 2008 at 7:21 am

    I’m so glad we agree on how utterly great this dumb song is. I’m addicted.

  3. Matt B.
    July 15, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Here’s a connection for you. Houser also wrote “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” with Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson and also is the singer/writer of “Anything Goes.”

  4. Kelly
    July 15, 2008 at 8:34 am

    I agree with Jim that one should appreciate the way the lyrics are employed so as not to completely discuss the action of sex, thus retaining the ability to “play both sides” and i can even agree that requires talented writing, but I just dont think that elevates this song to anything more than joke or novelty status. He may end up becoming a decent artist, but i dont hear anything whatsoever distinctive in his voice, delivery or the song as a whole. It’s funny that Jim mentions Chris Cagle, cuz this song as a whole package seems like it fits nicely right next to “Chicks Dig It”….

  5. Bobby
    July 15, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Matt B. Close but no cigar. Houser sings “Anything Goes”, not Davidson (although both did write “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”).

    Suddenly I’m reminded of “Too Wet to Plow” by Dusty Drake.

  6. Stormy
    July 15, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I have residual Juvenile related issues that will forever keep me from enjoying this song.

  7. Chris N.
    July 15, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Ah, but is it better than Spinal Tap’s “Sex Farm”?

  8. Kelly
    July 15, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Me too, i just didnt want to get into a whole “holler/holla back” kinda thing…..joking aside, that lack of originality is another reason i had a hard time taking it seriously…

  9. Jim Malec
    July 15, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Just for clarification, Juvenile’s song was called “Back That Azz Up.” ;-)

  10. Kelly
    July 15, 2008 at 9:24 am

    good point and I am officially clarified, but its still rippin’ Juvenile off to a crazy extent…

  11. Dan M.
    July 15, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I don’t hear the similarity to “Back That Azz Up” at all, beyond the similarity of the titles.

  12. Kelly
    July 15, 2008 at 9:54 am

    ya got me there, Dan. Along with the title, and the fact that he does use the title many times in the song, there isnt any musical similarity, i agree. Although we havent mentioned that Moore is attmepting some very bad white boy rap during the verses ;-)…ok, thats about all i can handle dissecting this song, y’all enjoy….

  13. Matt B.
    July 15, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Bobby, here’s what I said above:

    Here’s a connection for you. Houser also wrote “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” with Jamey Johnson and Dallas Davidson and also is the singer/writer of “Anything Goes.”

    you wrote:

    Matt B. Close but no cigar. Houser sings “Anything Goes”, not Davidson (although both did write “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”).


    Where did I say Davidson sang that song? you can see what I wrote in bold. “Also is the singer/writer of”

  14. Rick
    July 15, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Wow, a cross between Chris Cagle, Chris LeDoux, Craig Morgan and Big and Jackass! Just what I’ve been waiting for with baited breath for all these years…. (lol)

    Pounding rock drums and distorted and slashing electric guitar. Now that’s what I call country music! I will admit to liking the song and would love to hear it with traditional country instrumentation, which of course will never happen.

    If radio plays this new artist I could see the song doing well as it has spades of Airhead Country Appeal Factor in spite of having actual musical merit as well. What’s a shame is that a similar ripping country rocker like Bomshel’s “Hillbilly Love Song” never made it out of the CURB Label barn. Oh well…

  15. Sam G.
    July 15, 2008 at 10:23 am

    A cheesy song that beats a stale catchphrase into the ground, references stereotypical rural life experiences and has only a vague notion of what a country song is supposed to sound like. How did this song slip away from Toby Keith and Trace Adkins and end up with some newcomer?

  16. Chris N.
    July 15, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Just for further clarification, the radio version of the Juvenile song was called “Back That Thang Up.” The only thing separating that song from this one is a thin veneer of metaphor.

  17. leeann
    July 15, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Wow, Rick, you described this song perfectly!

  18. Stormy
    July 15, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Chris: Have you seen the vidoes of Spinal Taps lead singer explaining Stone Henge? If you haven’t HILARIOUS.

  19. Drew
    July 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Sheesh… this song is almost disgusting with how suggestive it is. Disagree with the review here, the artist just went too far. “Let daddy load it up” ?!! Wow…

  20. Matt B.
    July 15, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Hmmm,

    Is this a ‘good’ trend for country music artists to be heading? Using tired hip-hop cliches?

  21. Chris N.
    July 15, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Stormy: I have now. Thanks for the tip.

  22. Jim Malec
    July 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I fully expected that many of you would disagree with me about this song. You’re not unjustified in your opinions.

    What I would say to you is this: I don’t pander to anyone. Sure, I’m willing to take Jessica Simpson to task, but I’m also willing to stick up for artists who do something very well, even when that “something” falls outside certain boundaries.

    Maybe some people expect me to consistently hammer on certain types of songs, but I simply refuse to do so. Every time I review a song, that song must stand on its own merits and in its own context.

    I will not pick sides in the battle about what is or isn’t country music. Very, very rarely you will hear me refer to something as “not country.” When I do, you better believe I think it’s a pop record through and through.

    Further, I’m generally not willing to discredit a song on concept alone. There are many concepts I don’t personally care for–and this may or may not be one of them. But the question I’m asking during the review process is whether or not a given concept is well executed.

    Likewise, I’m not willing to discredit a song based on production aesthetic alone. It makes no sense for me to sit here and comment negatively on every song that has “John Rich sounding production.” I don’t inherently dislike John Rich sounding production, and I don’t believe that John Rich sounding production inherently negatively affects a given recording. The only thing I’m concerned with is whether or not that production works well, again, in the context of the song in question.

    The point is this: I don’t cheerlead, and I don’t bully. I’m willing to call artists out, and you love me for that. But I’m also willing to give credit where credit is due, even when that credit goes to someone outside your preferred circle.

    Is this record audacious? Yes. Is this silly? Yes. Is this pointless? Mostly. Is it well executed? You bet.

  23. Chris N.
    July 15, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    “I’m willing to call artists out, and you love me for that.”

    I just like you as a friend, Jim. Let’s take it slow.

  24. Jim Malec
    July 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Sorry, I’m a very emotionally needy person.

  25. Chris N.
    July 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    And I’m emotionally cold and distant, with a heart as black as coal. I just don’t think this is going to work out.

  26. hairandtoenails
    July 15, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    This is one of those songs that is so dumb, its hard not to like. Its not a classic, but its worth a few listens. And I agree that wondering if Justin Moore is in on the joke is part of the fun.

    There’s an old Merle Haggard song called, “Sam Hill,” where the Hag describes an old man who goes to a mountain everyday. Haggard purports to be confused as to what this old man is doing, but the listener’s know he’s having an affair with a scandalously younger woman. Its not a classic song, but its fun wondering, “Can the Hag really not know what’s going on?” And Haggard turns in a really charming performance, more so than Justin Moore does.

  27. leeann
    July 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I don’t necessarily dislike all John Rich production either, by the way. In fact, I have all three of their albums, along with both Big Kenny’s and Rich’s solo efforts. It just gets somewhat tiring after awhile…and I don’t think that it’s so cool that it needs to be replicated by so many other artists, which seems to be the case these days. I’m willing to admit that I’m no expert (like you are, Jim), but I really don’t think this sound will become legendary.

  28. Jim Malec
    July 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I agree that it isn’t going to become legendary.
    By the way, how do you feel about Kenny’s solo record?
    I prefer his LuvJoi music.

  29. leeann
    July 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I love his solo record. I don’t know if anyone would agree, but it kind of reminds me of Cake.

  30. leeann
    July 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    …the band, not the dessert.:)

  31. Rick
    July 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Jim Malec said: “Is this record audacious? Yes. Is this silly? Yes. Is this pointless? Mostly.”

    Congratulations Jim, you’ve identified important factors that help to define what partly constitutes “Airhead Country Appeal Factor”! You get four gold stars today…..

  32. Stormy
    July 15, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Is this record “audacious” though? What is less risky than a song like this in today’s market?

  33. Bobby
    July 15, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    “Where did I say Davidson sang that song? you can see what I wrote in bold. “Also is the singer/writer of”"

    My bad. I misread what you wrote.

  34. Dan M.
    July 15, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    “What is audacious”? Not only does the song scarcely attempt to have a point; a good deal of it is basically spoken-word. I think it’s a good deal more outrageous than even the dumbest mainstream single, and that’s part of its polarizing charm.

  35. Dan M.
    July 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Uh, I just realized that Stormy didn’t actually say “what is audacious,” but it was supposed to respond to his comment. My bad.

  36. Matt B.
    July 15, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Leeann, I agree w/you w/r/t Big Kenny’s record. It’s quirky and I like it for what it is. :) I also own all the B&R stuff and their solo stuff. I even don’t mind John Rich, except when he makes ignorant remarks about stuff.

  37. CF
    July 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I gotta say: I extremely disagree with the thumbs up for this song because it’s so stupid. But, I’ll admit, it’s not too too bad. He’s got a nice voice and I like the steel used in it. Too John Rich-sounding and I hope radio does not embrace it. Based on what I read of the review, I was expecting something else. It’s almost as bad as “Bob That Head” IMO, but at least tolerable.

    Just doesn’t work for me, but I’m willing to give Moore another chance.

  38. leeann
    July 16, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Because I didn’t hate “Back That Thing Up” I looked Justin Moore up on Amazon and found that they had “I Could Kick Your Ass” available for download. I’m pretty sure I recall Jim mentioning it on his round up of new faces, so I took a chance and downloaded it. I really like it. I like Moore’s voice, the production and the fun lyrics.

  39. Matt B.
    July 16, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I’ve had “I Could Kick Your Ass” since it came out. I knew the first time I heard it that radio wasn’t going to play it.

  40. CraigR.
    July 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    This song is immature, sexist in some ways, and smug- but I really liked it! Moore seems to understand the difference between wit and ego. Toby Keith and Trace Atkins could learn a lesson from him.

  41. Hollerin' Ben
    July 17, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Should we really give these guys that much credit for just being able to use innuendo? That’s the whole entire point of innuendo right – plausible deniability? Being able to play “both sides of the coin”, except you can’t really because someone who uses blatant sexual innuendo that isn’t either clever or intelligent is sleazy and lame. Everyone still thinks that right? That unfunny, stupid innuendo is kind of offensive?

    Is that how low the bar is for songwriting these days? Is being able to execute innuendo well enough that the speaker retains even the smallest amount of plausible deniability a notable achievement now?

    Unless this innuendo is exceptional (as opposed to merely effective) in some way that I’m not seeing, I don’t see how we can give the song credit for being good on account of it.

  42. Chris N.
    July 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Remember, kids: Love walks out the door when lust flies innuendo.

  43. hairandtoenails
    July 17, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Hollerin Ben is right. Maybe we are a bit quick to hand out praise for innuendo that is really just competent and not outstanding.

    But with the sour taste of “Bob That Head” in our mouths, we are so desperate for something better that we’ll take this.

  44. Lucas
    July 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    As a young male, this song strikes a chord with me… but it’s an out of tune chord.

  45. LKJ
    July 18, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I read through these comments and I must say that although this is not my favorite Justin Moore song, I have heard Justin live and he has some really GREAT songs coming on his first album. I know you only have one chance to make a first impression, but just wait. Better things from Justin Moore are right around the corner. He is a very talented young man. very down to earth, and just a country as cornbread. Listen for great songs coming like Grandpa and Heaven Ain’t That Far Away.

  46. Trysha
    July 19, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I love this song. I think it’s a fun introduction for the “rest of the world” to a fabulous up’n'coming talent. I love the other songs I’ve heard of his as well, and look forward to the album!

  47. Sarah
    July 19, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says the song “Back that thang up” is AWESOME!! Justin has such a FUTURE with his talent. I have seen him perform twice and it only gets better. CANNOT wait to see him again! Love ya Justin.

  48. Rosy
    July 20, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Hey Justin, you just remember back home in that little town that you grew up in, we love you. And we think your doing a dang good job. As for the rest of you haters, you just aren’t willing to give a southern boy a chance. Everybody is so quick to judge. That sucks. Justin Moore is awesome. And if you guys can’t see that, then maybe you need to go listen to rap or something!!!

  49. Stormy
    July 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    You could listen to rap and hear basically thi same song. Personally, I prefer The Roots to Juvenile, but that’s me.

  50. Tam
    July 20, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Back That Thing Up is a great song and so is I could Kick You Ass.If you all would give the song a chance instead of just hearing the one line maybe you would no that.

    As for all the John Rich sound talk if it was so bad the people would not be making the songs go into the top ten. It is oblivously what people want right now. I am not saying that that wont change I am just saying that for now it is the sound of the times.

    and I agree with Rosey, except for one thing it sounds like they know enough about rap music I think they already listen to it, So of course they wouldnt know GOOD COUNTRY MUSIC if it jusmped up and bit them in the ass!!!!!

  51. Stormy
    July 20, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    You know, it is possible to know both about country and rap music.

  52. Lucas
    July 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I’m not saying Moore isn’t good. I’m just saying this song isn’t.

  53. Matt M.
    July 26, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Heres a link to this song’s video:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=QWq_nWZzlpY
    CMT announced in a blog today that they would have to edit the video before they would air it, which makes me a little angry because they have aired dozens of videos that are much more suggestive than this one.

  54. Trailer
    August 3, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I like the song, on first listen. It will probably get old quickly, but that chorus is really catchy. [sarcasm]It’s a shocker that Randy Houser was involved.[/sarcasm]

  55. Oz
    August 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I saw the video for this song and had to turn it off in the first 30 seconds because it was so bad. I just think he is trying for the gimmicky Big & Rich type sound but doesn’t come off in a fun way it just comes off as trying to be serious with it which is very corny.

  56. Kris
    August 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I think Justin Moore is sensational. After listening to all of his songs, including “Back That Thing Up” I am so excited for his album to be released! I think he is just what country music needs. He has so many different types of songs that will appeal to all different types of people. If you didn’t like this one, I suggest listening to some of his songs that he wrote and co-wrote. I think his original songs that he started out with are his very best. You’ll see a completely different side of Justin Moore and I hope you like it as much as I. As for “Back That Thing Up”, I’ll admit it is not exactly a showcase for his fabulous voice, due to the way the song was written. He actually has a very strong distinctive voice. In regards to the lyrics, he was just merely having a good time and adding a little comedy to a song. Is there any harm in that? Maybe if you weren’t wasting your time being so critical and tearing people’s hard work to pieces, you would see the fun in it too. Thumbs up all the way, to Justin Moore and his new song.

  57. Liss
    August 18, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve read most of the reviews here and most of you are bickering back and forth about what makes a great country song. Maybe you should really listen to the song and watch the video. There’s nothing degrading about women or having sex. It’s about chicks working on a farm and driving machinery. It’s a fun song with a catch-y tune. Maybe you oughta critique these artists that are coming over from the pop world cause they couldn’t make it (Jewel, Jessica Simpson, etc). People must like it if it’s being played on CMT and the radio already. Ya’ll should give the guy and song a chance…you’ll probably end up liking it anyhow.

  58. leeann
    August 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    It’s about chicks working on a farm and driving machinery? Maybe I’m hearing a different song than you? I haven’t seen the video, but we’re talking about the song on this thread, not the video.

  59. leeann
    August 18, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I’m sorry if I came off too harsh in my above comment. My point is simply that the video for a song often does not accurately reflect the actual meaning of the song. So, critiquing the video would be much different than critiquing what one hears on the record.

  60. hairandtoenails
    August 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    This song is about a “chick working on a farm and driving machinery” about as much as Chuck Berry’s song “My Ding a Ling” is about a child’s play toy that just coincidentally happened to consist of “silver bells hanging on a string.”

    By the way, I’m no prude and I like the real topic of “Back that Thing Up” a lot more than the topic of driving machinery.

  61. John Maglite
    August 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I don’t know that you’re capable of being harsh, Leeann. ;-)

  62. leeann
    August 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Me too.

  63. Matt B.
    August 18, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Here is the Video for anyone who’s interested.

  64. leeann
    August 19, 2008 at 3:48 am

    That’s funny, John!

    By the way, my “me too” was directed at Hairandtoenails.

  65. Sam G.
    August 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    The video for this song contains: girls in bikini tops and the shortest skirts imaginable, a woman pounding a drill into a post and then blowing on the drill bit, another woman giving a bottle of milk to a baby goat while giving the camera a come-hither look, and the singer swiveling his hips whenever he sings “back that thing up.” Nope. No other possible connotations to be had here.

    Incidentally, do all farms have female models for farmhands? If so, I’ve definitely been in the city for way too long.

  66. Chris N.
    August 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I’m still puzzling over how he got away with the “cock-a-doodle-doo” bit.

  67. Matt B.
    August 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Chris,

    I am puzzled as well…Even the audio track has it.

  68. Matt B.
    August 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Oh, by the way, Randy Houser was one of the co-writers for “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” as well. So this subject is near and dear to his heart, eh?

  69. Chris N.
    August 19, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I’ll just note that at one point he announces his intention to “load up” whatever it is that she’s “backing up.” With what, one wonders?

  70. Jamie
    April 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    hey yall i was wandering is justin moore from poyen arkansas? ive been there once and i heard from a friend that thats where that was filmed but i cant seem to find any info on it?

  71. Chris N.
    April 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    He is indeed, and the video was filmed there.

  72. aleasha
    July 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I dont get you guys.1 the cocka doodle doo part is just in the song to be theire thats pritty bad when i know more about it and im 13.I also think that people on the paige before this need to know what the song means before they call justin a sexist or a pervert.The song is about his girlfriend backing his truck up becouse he is showing her what working on a farm is all about.Those bloggers who think they know it all need to grasp the concept of the song better.Who agrees? PLEASE REPLY.

  73. Stormy
    July 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    So Justin isn’t a pervert, he is just incredibly stupid?

  74. aleasha
    July 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    This is to rendy houser.You have the whole concept of the song back tha t thing up wrong.That is not what he means.Read my first comment it tells what the songs about.Now picking wildflowers i will agree with.Ive got a spot way back in the woods.Sneeck away for acouple of hours.That basikly gives hima way right theire.I know you have to agree with that randy.

  75. aleasha
    July 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    No no no justin is not incredibly stupid.He is incredibly hot like JASON ALDEAN you haveto agree with that.

  76. aleasha
    July 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Why are we even saying this about justin. Have you people ever heard rap music? I cant stand that crap.If if you want to talk about sexists and perverts you have a full hand head on pitch there.All they sing and talk about is SEX. To tham what they wright music about is nothing.Thay just dont care.

  77. Stormy
    July 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I do not have to agree that Jason Aldean is hot. Colin Farrell is about as far down the celeb crush list as I will go.

    I don’t have a problem talking with perverts, depending on what their perversions are. There’s this song by Kris Kristofferson called You Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine that is the definition of awesome.

    Yeah, actually I have heard of Rap. Lets look at some rap lyrics:
    As the night close down on the Earth like gray dark rings
    Light of cities in the nights, destination for Kings
    with big dreams, like Castro, overthrew Bautista
    from Cuba, and pointed nukes toward the U.S.
    About to shoot us for revolution; that’s how you gotta move
    A lot of rules, some locked in solitude
    Ghetto Prisioners–NAS

    You hear that?
    What Gil Scott was hearin
    When our heroes and heroines got hooked on heroin.
    Crack raised the murder rate in DC and Maryland
    We invested in that it’s like we got Merril-Lynch
    And we been hangin from the same tree ever since
    Crack Music–Kayne West

    And of course, possibly the most famous rap song of all time:
    I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
    is life worth living should I blast myself?
    I’m tired of bein’ poor & even worse I’m black
    my stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch
    Cops give a damn about a negro
    pull the trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero
    Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
    one less hungry mouth on the welfare
    First ship ‘em dope & let ‘em deal the brothers
    give ‘em guns step back watch ‘em kill each other
    It’s time to fight back that’s what Huey said
    2 shots in the dark now Huey’s dead
    I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
    unless we share with each other
    We gotta start makin’ changes
    learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
    and that’s how it’s supposed to be
    How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?
    I’d love to go back to when we played as kids
    but things changed, and that’s the way it is

    Rap music is, at its essence and when it is good, about most of the same things that country music is about at its best. Besides, when Justin works Munchausen’s syndrome into a rhyme, I’ll be impressed.

  78. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Who the heck is collin?I m not talking about the same rap your talking about ive never even herdd of that stuff.FYIthe only rap i like is nickleback and disturebed and poison guns n roses.PLEASE REPLY.

  79. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Oh yeah and my apinion saying you dont mind talking to a pervert im gonna think your loose if you know what i mean.

  80. Stormy
    July 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    The rap you like is all rock. And of course Poison had tons of half-naked women in their videos. They had to have something to distract from C C Deville’s guitar work.

    Collin Farrell is the former teen idol bad boy who has gone through rehab and made In Bruges, which was charming and funny. I think the rough translation into current teen age-eese would be Shai LeBoueff.

  81. Chris N.
    July 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    This is a fascinating exchange, I must say.

  82. Stormy
    July 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I tries to edumacate ‘em.

  83. Lucas
    July 8, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Why isn’t Shia LeBeouff a country singer yet? Everybody else can be, why not “even Steven”?

  84. Stormy
    July 8, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Because Collin Farrell didn’t already do it first.

  85. Lucas
    July 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Hey, there’s always room for knock-offs.

  86. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Hey stormy what the heck is your point anyway.You should really watch what you say about talking to perverts.some online rapist could read that and email you using one of our names.Thats just not smart.I think anyone on here would agree with that becouse i know darn good and well that its the truth.Why would you say that on the enternet wher anyone could see it.No affense but DUHHHHHHH if you ask me that is pretty dumb.

  87. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    OK honestly i dont think any of you guys know what your talking about becouse just becous he wrote a song that sounds perverted and or sex related does not mean he is sexist or perverted I think you guys just need to get your heads out of the sky and listen better becouse that song has nothing to do with sex at all you guys really need to look the lyircks becouse it means something totaly differnt than what yall think.I will even tell you were to go.Go to e lerics .com /justin moore back that thing up.Try it it really works becouse the first time i heard the song i thought the same thing but just to be on the safeside i looked up the lyics.

  88. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    WTF stormy

  89. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    hey lucas i read something alittle while ago.why do you think justin would be better off sitting on the beach in abercrombie cloths.I dont i think his country boy image is just fine.What do you mean by theres always room for knockoffs? i dont know what you mean.

  90. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    chris what the heck are you just fasinated by arguments

  91. Stormy
    July 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Hey stormy what the heck is your point anyway.

    My point is that you need to listen to a lot more music. And possibly take an English class.

    Even the whole concept and title of this song has been used before.

  92. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    lucas i dont know why shilo labuff isnt a country singer. i do know that he is a good actress in transformers.I love that move.I dont even think he sings.Or does he?

    PLEASE REPLY

  93. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Hey stormy little tip for you BITE ME

  94. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Oh stormy what do you mean collin didnt alreadydo it first. And i do not need to take speech classes mlittle miss i will talk how i want GOT IT becouse thats how we do it in the country. And if you dont like country then deal with it becouse you shouldnt judge a book by its color or a persohn becouse of the way they speak and if i want to say YALL i will.HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPles?

  95. Stormy
    July 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I mean Shia apes Collin’s career arc.

  96. Leeann Ward
    July 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hmmm…How did I miss this?

  97. miley
    July 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    hey idk who u think u r but u need leave my older sister alone bc i have a mother that will call the cops and to let u know just bc i am little doesnt mean u can bossy me around so back off of my older sister or i will beat the crap out of u and i am stronger then u think i am and just bc my age is 7 doesnt mean i am not strong and i have a dad that is a pro kick boxer and my sisters bf is on the hs ftball , backetball and hitball so i would back off if i were u and the way u like to talk to bad guys is making me and my sister thionk u r a HOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Well leann basikly it all started last night when we were all talking about justin moore and stormy and i have been arguing since. please reply

  99. aleasha
    July 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    No he doesnt shilo is a way better actress prabaly and he is kinda hot.

  100. Sam G.
    July 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Aleasha had become my new favorite poster on this blog way before I found out her boyfriend plays on the high school hitball team.

  101. Chris N.
    July 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I’d like to see her do a recurring column.

  102. Jim C
    July 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I think we now know who writes those letters found in the 9513 mailbag!

  103. aleasha
    August 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    hEY JIM idk WHAT YOU MEAN BY I THINK WE KNOW WHO LEFT THE LETTERS IN THE 9513 MAILBAG WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

  104. aleasha
    August 7, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    oK AND JUST TO CLARIFY MILEY IS REALY A BOY AND HIS REAL NAME IS DESTIN MILES WE ONLY CALL HIM MILEY WHEN HE GETS ON OUR NERVES AND YES MY BF IS ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM AND I DONT KNOW WERE HE GOT BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL FROM HE IS ONLY 7 BUT FOR ONLY BEING3FT7 IN A HALF AND 45LBS HE CAN TAKE DOWN MY BF WHO IS 5FT10 AND ALMOST 200 LBS AND I MEAN MUSCLE AND CAN LIFT 92 POUNDS WHEN THATS NOT EVEN HALF OF WHAT HE WEYS AND HE DOESNT LIKE TO MIND HIS OWN BISINUSS AND I HAD THIS PAIGE MINIMIZED AND HE SNUCK IN MY ROOM AND SAID HIS OWN OPINION SO IM SORRY IF ANY ONE WAS OFFENDED.

  105. aleasha
    August 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    OH THANKS SAM BT HE ISNT REALY ON A HS HITBALL TEAM HE JUST PLAYS FOOTBALL

  106. aleasha
    August 8, 2009 at 7:49 am

    HEY SAM WHATS YOUR LAST NAME AND WERE DO YOU LIVE BECOUSE YOU SOUND LIKE MY FRIEND SAM BUT IM NOY SHURE WHAT HER LAST NAME IS

  107. aleasha
    August 8, 2009 at 8:12 am

    AND STORMY IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM WITH MY SO CALLED SPEACH EMPEDIMENT YOU SHOULD GO UP TO THE TOP OF THE PAIGE AND READ KELLYS 4TH BLOG BECOUSE SHE SES YALL TO AND IF YOU HAVE ISUSES WITH PEOPLE WHO WERE BORN AND RAISED IN THE COUNTRY AND TALK LIKE THAT THAN YOU HAVE ISSUSES WITH COUNTRY SINGERS BECOUSE LAST TIME I CHECKED MOORE HAD A LOT OF TWANG GOING ON IN SMALL TOWN USA AND BACK THAT THING UP AND SO DOES JASON ALDEAN AND RODNY ATKINS AND RANDY HOUSER AND DERKS BENTLY AND ALSO KEITH URBAN BUT VERY RARLY SO WHATS YOUR ISSUE AND YOU SHOULDNT JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE WAY THEY TALK SO YOU SHOULD STAY OFF MINE AND ANY ONE ELSES CASE WHO WANTS TO TALK LIKE THEIR FROM THE COUNTRY AND SOME PEOPLE LIKE ME FIND THAT VERY OFFENSIVE THAT YOU FEEL SO BAD ABOUT YOUR SELF THAT ALL YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IS MAKE FUN OF PEOPLE AND THE WAY THEY TALK WHAT IF A COUNTRY BOY ASKEAD YOU OUT WICH I HIGHLY DOUBT BUT MY BF ISNT EXACTLY COUNTRY MATERIAL AND IM NOT MAKING FUN OF THE WAY HE TALKS AM I NO BECOUSE I HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE UNLIKE YOU SO YOU NEED TO BACK OFF PEOPLE AND LET THEM TALK HOW EVER THEY WANT BECOUSE LAST TIME I CHECKED YOU DONT RUN THIS SHOW AND EITHER DO I SO JUST BACK OFF OF PEOPLE BECOUSE IF YOU GO DECIDEN THAT YOUR GONNA TALK YOU BEST BE TALKIN ABOUT SOME BODY WHO REALLY CARES WHAT NOW AND JUST LIKE JUSTIN SES IN BACK THAT THING UP I BET YOU AINT NEVER MILKED A COW BEFORE AND YOU PRABALY SCARED OF THAT COCKA DOODLE DO AND YOU SHOULD BE BECOUSE I GOT A MEAN ROOSTER WITH NICE LONG TALLONS BUT HES ONLY NICE TO ME AND ME ONLY SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT.

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