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A couple guys in first class on a flight
From new York to Los Angeles,
Kinda making small talk killing time,
Flirting with the flight attendants,
30, 000 feet above, could be Oklahoma,
Just a bunch of square cornfields and wheat farms,
Man it all looks the same,
Miles and miles of back roads and highways,
Connecting little towns with funny names,
Who'd want to live down there in the middle of nowhere,

They've never drove through Indiana,
Met the man who plowed that earth,
Planted that seed, busted his ass for you and me,
Or caught a harvest moon in Kansas,
They'd understand why god made those fly over states,

I bet that mile long Santa Fe freight train engineer's seen it all
Just like that flatbed cowboy stacking US steel on a 3-day haul
Road and rails under their feet
Yeah that sounds like a first class seat

On the plains of Oklahoma
With a windshield sunset in your eyes
Like a watercolor painted sky
Where like a water color painted sky

You'd think heavens doors have opened
You'll understand why god made
Those fly over states

Take a ride across the badlands
Feel that freedom on your face
Breathe in all that open space
Meet a girl from Amarillo
You'll understand why god made
You might even wanna plant your stakes
In those fly over states, yeah

Have you ever been through Indiana
On the plains of Oklahoma
Take a ride



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    Danny StoneAug 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    I'm getting ready to become a truck driver after lots of jobs and going to college forever and not being able to figure out what to do with my life and this song really hits home.
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    There's a whole country here. And every bit of it is worth seeing, and appreciating. All of our nation's backbone, crops, livestock, oil, coal, railways, two lane highways, and interstates, are what make the freedom of our great country enjoyable, and in the end convenient. Americans are so lucky to live in the united states of america. All citizens should thank a farmer, rancher, miner, oiler, truck driver, and a railway engineer, at least once in this lifetime.
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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 2:56 am
    I have had the honor of serving this great country in many places i would call hell! I will say, it is those fly over states that make me feel at home!
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    UnregisteredAug 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    The only way a person can really understand this song is to live it. Being a country woman, living on a farm and seeing all that the true american worker, the farmer, goes through 7 days a week, 365 days a year, i understand this song. Every last word. This song moves me and brings me to tears every time i hear it. We always hear about the east and west coast states and how wonderful they are and i'm sure they are in their own way. The midwestern states where all the small communities are, where the very foundation of this country lives is rarely mentioned and it is sad. Not a one of us would survive without all of the "flyover states". God bless the farmer. They are these united states. A thank you to the writers of this great song and to jason aldean for putting his heart into it.
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    The meaning of fly over states is that it takes all kinds and all walks of life to make this country great. Some people living in the big cities, some in flyover states, one of which i live in, tend to have an inflated opinion of themselves and overestimate their roles in the grand scheme of things.

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