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Jason Aldean – Fly Over States lyrics
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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    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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    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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    Was in the military for 5 years and I still say farmers and truckers deserve the most respect. They move and run America. Nothing you eat wasn't somehow touched by a farmer or trucker. We would starve without them. God Bless the farmers and truckers and the USA. And quit taking it for granted.
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    The meaning of my fly-over states is oklahoma. That s the place the I have lived for the past two years of my life. Although, I live much farther away than that, I went there and began to truly understand what it meant to have a family. To be loved by people you never thought could. I truly got what it meant to drive on the back road, and walk to the creek. To live in a small town with big dreams :)
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    Pretty much people don't think twice when they see crops from the plane. People everyday wake up bright and early just to do what is necessary to provide a healthy crop but people don't see how hard, back breaking labor it takes. I know how this is since my dad is a dairy farmer, and has been part of the industry for over 25 years, and I am damn proud I can say that.
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    Simple, it's implying that most people sitting first class flying from city to city to make the next "deal" or for whatever reason have very little of a clue what it takes to really provide and make this country operate. The real work gets done in those fly over states. Places where you find real american pride. True americans pulling from the heartland to produce for their families and the rest of us. So if your flying first class just know that you ain't squat in the eyes of those keepin their eyes on the real tasks at hand and enjoying the true beauty in a job well done.
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    I was born and raised in new york city, and now I've moved out to montana. Everyone I know back home always asks me "why are you going out there, there is nothing out there? " and I look at them and tell them that's the point. I get away from all the manicured beauty, concrete buildings, I get to see real trees, I get to see rivers and mountains, both of which I had never seen before I went out there. I get to see the beauty of our wonderful country. I know I'm never going back to new york, it is still special to me but its not what america should be known for. I love my country and the people in it, those states remind me of everything I've always wanted to live for.
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    A song like this brings a true meaning to our beatiful country. I'm a true american to heart and I love this country more than anything I could think of, when I hear a song like this it makes my heart skip a beat. We should be proud to live in a country that allows us to plant our crops and let us hold our guns and have our freedoms. The beautey of our country goes along with some of the beautiful people that live hear and fight for it. God bless america.
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    Fly over states means a lot more to me than people would think. I'm from nebraska so I'm kinda from one of those states people just look over, and don't think about. The song describes how important these "fly over states" really are, and maybe we aren't as big as those other states but we have just as big of a purpose. This song makes a statement to my family since my dad is a farmer and a truck driver. My family comes from a long line of hard workers, and this song shows people we do it for them not just for a income. Thank you to jason aldean.
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    This song means a lot to me I grew up in kansas and went to high school in texas, graduated in 09 and now reside in pennsylvania. Every day I miss being out in kansas, cruising down the highway, being able to see for miles, and listening to ur favorite song without a care in the world, is the best feeling of freedom you can feel. Up here in pensylvania, there are so many hills, tees, traffic, and people, I feel like I'm closed in and limited all the time. Every time I hear this song it almost gives me that feeling of freedom.
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    My meaning to fly over states would be we sometimes take what we have and what god had created in this beautiful world for granted. Sometimes we don't realize what we truely are blessed with and how lucky we truely are to have what we have and how amazing mind blowing it really is. We often should slow our lives down to realize that life isin't always beautiful but it's a beautiful ride.
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    Personally can say that even dough I'm not an American by birth I been in this country for to long, there for l consider Oklahoma my home. And every time I hear this song my heart beats so fast, I can't even explain. It is a beautiful song and this an awesome country. Therefore Oklahoma is for me anyway the best!
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    I am almost 42 and my daddy is 70. I have had the most wonderful opportunity in 2010 and again this year to leave out of florida and tour most of the midwest and west coast on a motorcycle trip with him. We traveled through these states mentioned and more. I have been blessed to see these "flyover states" two times now and the experience has been breathtaking. Unbelievable how much land is out there and how beautiful it is. We are so lucky to have this. I have "taken a ride across the badlands" and I am unable to explain what my experience has been like. These word are a blessing to me and those who don't have the talent to write this way.
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    It means my heart's deepest longing, which is to be back where I can go under a mile and be surrounded by fields or trees and not see a power pole in sight, it means what I really love, and where I really wish I was! It means the wind in my face after it blows over a field about to be cut for hay with the sun setting the birds singing and me and my dad coming in from a day's work in the garden all lathered up but having fun and spraying each other with the water hose, it means the important things in life.
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    Fly over states. My grandfather lived in indiana for a long time, and if I had a choice to live anywhere different from ohio, I would live there, in indiana, kansas, oklahoma (fly over states). It isn't the fields of corn or even the sweat of farmers, its my heritage that draws me in. It's old america. Ironically, its an america foreign to most americans. He's right, if you haven't gone through, or lived there, well, you just can't understand what a mark they make on your heart.
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    This song means home to me. Iowa born and raised so I know the beauty in this song. Even though I go to school several hours away and out of state, I love to listen to this song, it brings me back home, away from the city hustle and bustle. I will always love this song, for not only its meaning to me, but what it means for everyone else!
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    When you over look something you really don't see or know what it is or could be. We also need ot be thankful for the ones who make living possible. Everyone takes part in one persons life wheter it be by growing their food or making something they have or falling in love with some one. We are all connected in one way and you need to be thankful for what you got.
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    Its meaning to me is that there are people in all walks of life that we never see that make our well being happen. And that some of those people who don't live in all the glamour or even in just a suburb don't understand what it means to see some of the most greatest sights that god created. It also means that without all of america together as a nation couldn't be how great it is and what it means to live here.
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    I am a wildland firefighter for the us forest service. In my travels to fires all across the united states I have seen every fly over state in this song. Truly beautiful, and awesome to see from the windshield of a fire truck. Sadly I would have been like the couple of guys flying from new york to la if it wasn't for my job. I've seen the world through a truck windshield and its awesome.
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    It's a beautiful song and a good reminder for people (like myself) who live in a big city that there's more out there than just tall buildings, fashion, and being surrounded and crowded by people and buildings all the time. People don't think about where things come from, like the food they eat and the people who work so hard to produce it. Makes me want to move out to the county :)
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    I was raised and still live in the suburbs of philadelphia. I was born in a city and into a family in nj not far removed from nyc. However, having travelled down south, there is so much of me that longs for the simplicity that jason is talking about. We get so caught up in climbing the ladder of success without taking time to enjoy the simple things in life like creation and family. I have never been to indiana or any of the states that he has referenced. But I have been to tennessee. Watching a minor league baseball game with the smokie mountains as the centerfield background is amazing. Hope to see more of the "fly over states" in my life, but more than anything get to experience some of that lifestyle.
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    Those big city people don't see what us small town people live. They call 15, 000 people a small town we call 1, 000 a small town. They call dallas, tx a big city we call denton, tx a big city. Some of those big city people have never seen the stars, never been camping, never watched the sun set while working hard out in the yard. I grew up playing outside and not much time on the computer or with the tv. We got dirty and drank from water hoses. The 90's are the last of that generation that does that. And sadly barley half of us have grown up like that.
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    Small town ga girl waves to her roanoak neighbor. Anyway, this song brings tears to my eyes. Even though I am not there now, my roots grow deep in those fly over states. My grandpa was the real deal cowboy that worked the cattle drives and my great grandparents on both sides homesteaded ok, tx, and nm. The lessons learned on the farm are priceless, and absolutely nothing compares to the riches god planted in those fly over states!
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    I was born and raised on the gulf coast of florida, but I had a longtime girlfriend in indiana. And I can truly say that whenever we'd park my jeep out in a cornfield and watch the sun go down and wait for the fireflies to come out, I believe that was so much more beautiful than any sunset over the water I've ever seen. There's something strangely poetic to me about the simple beauty of the "flyover states. " i'll neer forget that girl or those cornfields.
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    This song really hit me like a "freight train. " I was born and bred in a small town in oklahoma (pop 1500) for 1/2 my life. The red dirt, county roads, and wheat fields as far as you could see. And people that would do anything for their fellow man. I have lived the other 1/2 of my life in amarillo (pop. 200, 000). No trees, no pollution, you can see for 100s of miles. ? The same people--smiles and a "howdy". Jason wants us to remember the "fly over" states are the heart of this country and not only do they hold the country together geographically, but in many other ways.
    I am proud to be from 2 "fly over places" mentioned in this song.
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    I grew up in a fly over state in a little town called vinita in oklahoma we lived 10 miles out side of the tiny town f about 7, 000 people. We grew up chasing lightin' bugs and putting them in mason jars running barefoot in the grass all summer. Cows mooing across the highway. Coyotes howling at night and sometimes running through our yard. I've driven past more wheat and soybean fields than I can count. I've seen a harvest moon so big and bright you could read a book by it and never knew growing up that it wasn't possible to see the stars at night. Now I live an hour west of detroit on lake st. Clair. It's a different kind of pretty here but there aren't very many stars and my kids sure aren't growing up like I did. It's kind of sad. We are hoping to get back down south before long. I've lived in a lot of different states and the fly over states just can't compare. The people are different there than anywhere else. Here they are cold and rude unfriendly. Sure not the kind of people I grew up around. I'm ready to head back home.
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    I'm from oklahoma. Live in a little town with a funny name. . "broken bow". Love it. I have lived in the big city. Dallas, and seatle to name a few. I like this song. Yes we are blessed to live in the fly over states.
    When you from the small towns. You can appriecate. Dirt roads, pine trees. The smell of the air, diving in the pristine lake. The city looses its personal touch in these areas. Yes the city has things to offer but it can't hold a candle to the serenity you feel deep down in the country. We are truely blessed. America is truely blessed. Give thanks. God has been good!
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    I'm from indiana. I'm an only child, my dad worked at ge so every summer the plant would shut down for 2-3 wks. And my parents and I would hit the road! Many times to fl, one summer was the northern route to ca and back the southern route. I'm pretty sure I've set foot in all 50 states. I live in ca now and I sure do miss the corn fields of in.
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    I was born in paintsville ky. My lineage is from the coal mines, the hollow. I know what poor is. I was blessed to get away from that life and move to los angeles and live there for 20 years, raise my son with a life I could only imagine as a child. I have been to new york and los angeles. I have since moved back to the south to be a full time caregiver of my alzhiemers mom. America is the greatest place on earth! I have driven across this beautiful country twice. I know for a fact that everybody is from somewhere. Not everyone is from la or new york, but for some reason they want to be? The heart of america to me are in the words of this song. The forgotten farmer. When you eat the best steak at the fancy restaurant, or drink that milk that tastes so good, or work in that steel biulding that you trust to go to everyday. Those are the fly over states.
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    Those wide open spaces are priceless beauty. Border to border, ocean to ocean, no matter where you live beauty can be found. We have been across this country from washington to maine. Skied in northern idaho, heard the corn grow in iowa. I look out at the sunrise from my home in montana and id never trade the views I've seen in my life. Wind making kansas wheat fields dance. Fish jumping after flies in the missouri. I am one of those people who would want to live in those no-where little towns.
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    Jason is singing about the beautiful land god has created for us but people don't think about that, they think of the cities and forget about us small town people or farmers who give them their food so they won't starve. People also don't think about the jobs that don't have the best pay all they think about is their high society life and their electronics and that is all people care about anymore.
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    People always talk down on us kansans, but I really think that kansas is a beautiful place. Just like the song says "caught a harvest moon in kansas. " and it means that people shouln't judge these places without acctually having been there. They have some of the most beaultiful scenery and no one ever takes the time to come and see it. People just need to stop being judgemental and come hang with this cowgirl.
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    It means a lot to me because I live in the beautiful fly over state of oklahoma. We do have the miles and miles of back roads and highways connecting little towns with funny names. Oklahoma is one of the most beautiful states I've been to. I'm from colorado and most would say how could you give up those mountains for flat oklahoma? Let me tell you, were I live oklahoma is anything but flat. It's beautiful rolling hills of green and numerous rivers, streams, creeks and lakes. Oklahoma is one of the most beautiful fly over states you could ever hope to call home.
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    It is great all the interpretations. It can mean something different for everyone. My take on it is that we all have our own space on this earth. Poking fun of different towns and wondering how can anyone live there. We take so much for granted in our busy lives that we just don't take time to see the beauty else where. But if for one moment you went to the "badlands" (as we so think of them as) we would see they beauty in it, feel the sense of freedom, open space. I guess in short. Live life, explore, be open.
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    There's a quiet, simple lifestyle that exists in between the highly populated and more popular areas at each end of the us. The place most people fly over when getting from one "important" city to another. Most people don't realize everything they eat comes from these small seemingly insignificant towns. People live in these places and the work they do sustains the rest of us. They're founded on hard work, honesty, credibility, integrity, a hand shake, community, sharing, love for the land, love for the country. They support one another, they don't believe in "dog eat dog", but rather neighbor helping neighbor. It's the type of work and lifestyle that america was founded on, has kept america alive and without it america doesn't have a prayer.
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    I grew up in inner city dallas but as a college student came to west texas almost 30 years ago and have never left. I had internships on the coasts but always came back here. I can go to work in jeans and life is laidback and friendly. When it does get stressful, I'm less than a half hour drive from all the peaceful nothing and nature and things he sings about. Wouldn't change a thing.
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    To me, this is somewhere I want to live. I grew up in a little town called greenbeaver. It's in canfield, ohio. That is how I picture the flyover states. Little country towns full of hills and farming. Livestock, poultry, statefairs and bonfires. Where houses are sometimes miles away but you still know everyone's name. The flyover states, to me, say 'this is home. This is where you belong"
    alikay 14 april 23, 2012.
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    I live in very small texas, among the corn fields, wheat fields, and cotton farms. We have more head of cattle than people in my town. I grew up here and now in my fourties my kids are growing up here also. I have been in the navy and around the world, but the little things makes us happy. My kids have been to the big city and just like alot of us, wouldn't trade small town texas for anything.
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    This song brings to mind the vast and varied beauty of our beloved nation, outside city limits. It makes me sad that I can't live in every setting. Being in the marines, I've been fortunate to live in three of the four corners, and travelled everywhere in between, I've also been overseas, to beautiful places and horrible places. It may be gq to be a world traveller, but the reality is a european would have to cross a dozen countries to experience the cultural and geographic variation an american can enjoy while travelling coast to coast the slow way. The sad part is so few of us take the time to do it.
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    This song is giving you an insight to the beauty of gods creation through the eyes of hard working average americans. In addition, it appears as though the songwriter is expressing the comparison between the blue collar and upper class american or the difference between the fast & slow pace life. Encouraging you to stop "take a ride," you never know you might find your beautiful creation god made for you, "a girl in amarillo" that you'll want to "plant your stakes. " amazing song! Touches my heart and makes me feel thankful to be and american. If a picture paints a 1000 words, "like a watercolor painted sky" says freedom. Again, "feel that freedom on your face breathe in all that open space. "
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    The rich people don't know what they are missing with the overpriced cost of living they choose. I'm a very simple person don't care who gets mad at me and takes a lot for me to get pissed off. Every time I went on leave from the army, all I wanted to do back home was drive the backroads of east texas and see the beauty of the country and sunsets hitting natural land. Not concrete filled lots with skyscrapers and more buildings and people living on top of other people. I really don't see the attraction and glad to be born and from where I am.
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    It means the two guys flying in first class, probably rich businessmen, don't have a clue what they are missing. The majority of our country is made up of people like you and me that are hard working individuals that originated from humble beginnings, but are by far, richer than one can imagine. Daily, we experience beautiful sunsets, the smell of country clean air and take in the beauty of our great land. We live the good life, work the land, and are the backbone of these united states. They only view it from afar with not idea of where their daily bread comes from. I wouldn't trade places with them for any amount of money.
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    I'm 28. When I was 25 I drove tractor trailors cross country on an expedite team. I was only home 3 months during that 2 year period. When the people of our country perform the simplest daily tasks they most certainly take for granted the presence of the products that aid their daily tasks and functions. For example, every one needs toilet paper. However, toilet paper is only mass manufactured in select areas of the united states. It has to get to your local store somehow. Most people are familiar with the small day cab (no sleeper) tractor trailers that deliver to local stores. But the products on those trucks had to get to the warehouses and trailer yards from states away. I made serious, life altering compromises to be a tractor trailer driver and I only survived 2 years before I had to throw in the towel. This song reminds me of the dedication and compromises truckers must undergo on order to move freight from one end of the us to the other, all so we can have efficient and ordinary lives. Most people never realize the hard work, dedication, and desolate places that ordinary every day products come from. When I hear this song it's as if it's a moment of silence, a brief time-out in my day to recognize and be thankful to the manufacturing, farming, and transporting of all the products that make all of our lives simpler, efficient, and convenient here in the beautiful, wonderous, free spirited united states of america.
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    Being from oklahoma, this song really means a lot. All y'all northern city folks think we are racist but that ain't true. We respect everyone and give everyone an equal opportunity. You city folks that are all about work need to take vacation down here and realize we are truely made in america (as toby keith puts it.) it breaks my heart when I think that people don't respect us because we are all just a bunch of southern farmers but we aren't. People need to take a vacation and come to reality. It's called being patriotic!
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    This song is terrific. It sings of the beauty of america's countryside. Farms, sky, small towns. It conveys this beauty is perhaps best appreciated by working folks (farmers, cowboys, train-engineers) who see it first-hand through their lives/work. I'm a military man (usn, ret.) and my thought is the lyrics let me know why I did a career; it tells me that dulaney, william/thrasher, neil and aldean love our country. As do i.
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    I'm half american half german and last year I spend a year with my grandpa in missouri. I went to high school there and met alot of those country people who showed me around their world and I fell in love with it! It was like the home I never new I missed! As soon as i'm done with school over here i'm going back to one of those fly over states! I miss america!
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    To me, the meaning of this song is that people that have money do not really understand where their food and other items that they use come from. The real stories lies down country dirt roads with people who have been farming and working hard for stuff that everyone takes for granted. Those people are the ones that should be thanked and seen on tv and papers because they work 10x hard than most people would ever do.
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    It's a straw-man argument about this idea that the coast people can't appreciate the inner usa and see it for what it is. Well there are people like that and then there are others who do recognize the inner usa and maybe like it or maybe don't like it. And there are also non-coastal people who uninformedly deride the coasts the way these airplane guys dismiss the "fly over states. " god made the coasts, too. A lot of people feel more freedom in their faces in the big cities than they would on a plain far away from people. Hello from coastal california.
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    I won a trip to california last summer. I was suppose to fly, but I wanted to drive. See I live in georgia and had only visited the states that actually touch georgia. I'm 36 years old and I didn't know if I would ever be able to do this again. And I wanted to see these states. Not just fly over them. When I listen to this song, I can relate personally. I saw that sky in oklahoma. I can picture the stars at night in amarillo, texas. There was nothing prettier in the world than the landscapes in arizona, colorado, and new mexico. I finally saw the grand canyon and the hills in california. I saw the beauty that god created!
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    People that have never been to one of those small towns should really visit one. It's not even close to the city life. There is soo much more open space & beautiful land that hasn't been destroyed for a city. I live in ne south dakota, in a town of about 100 and go to a school with about 200 kids pre-k through 12. I love it and will never move from south dakota.
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    I love this song because I am a farmer from indiana plowed the earth and planted the seed busted my a* everyday since I can remember plus my best buddy from when I was in the marine corps is from the plains of oklahoma kinda sums up how much I love my small town and the way of life we may live it slower that don't mean I wouldn't be proud to show ya where I come from.
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    Those states that you don't visit, that you just look at from the airplane windows, are what make our country ours. Those states are where your vegitation comes from. Those states are where you get your cows for steaks and hamburgers. Those states are where you get that steal for your high rises. You think you are riding first class because you paid more for your ticket? We are riding first class because you are missing out on what matters most in life. For free.
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    I'm from a small country town and I moved to a city for school and although I've always appreciated it, I do even more now that I see the city and that there really isn't anything special about it except places to shop and eat. City people don't and won't ever understand what it means to be country and I gladly laugh in their face when they put the country down! Their idea of a "yard" is a ten square foot patch of grass in front of their house. Enough said.
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    People take the 'fly over states' for granted. Some don't even know what those states even do. Those states are the ones that work hard and don't ask for recognition; the small towns are proud to be just that and they don't care what other people think. If you'd just take a moment to travel through those states then you'd see what life in the 'badlands' are really like. Where freedom is the sweetest and where the soul of the you. S is :)
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    This means that 'city' people don't really understand what farmers and truckers do for our country. They are the backbone to the way we live and all the lavish things we have. I live in beautiful colorado, in a little town with a funny name, my address is on a county road, a dirt road, I wake up when the sun rises, and go to bed when the sun sets every day. I wouldnt have it any other way because I truly do see it as heavens doors opening, you can't see the sky like I do when you live in the city.
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    When people are too wrapped up in the material things in life you miss the simple beauty that the country life has to offer. Its okay to miss a meeting to watch the sunset instead. Its the little things that mean the most and the people that work the hardest realize this and miss it the most. But its those same people that find time to enjoy the simplicity of life.
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    A lot of people don't appriciate or notice the small things that actually make one big thing. Without these farmers here in indy, they wouldn't have corn. Well they might have some. But honestly, they're too self-centered to even care where anything they take for granted comes from. They think this stuff just magically pops up in there local supermart. Well it don't. These farmers and men and united states workers don't get the thank you that they deserve. It's really sad.
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    I was born and raised in indiana and there is no better place to live, even though it is nothin but a bunch of cornfields. I was surrounded by cornfields. I can't tell you how many softballs I lost in those cornfields around my house. It just brings back somany memories when I hear the song. To me, it just shows that indiana isn't just a bunch of corn, the farmers that plant and plow those fields do it because they love what they do.
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    The song isn't about oklahoma or indiana or any other state. It's a tribute to americans. It speaks to the hard work, ethics, values and beliefs of the folks that comprise the backbone of the greatest nation on earth. I think there is an underlying tone telling elistists, whether they be in new york, los angeles, other big cities. Or just folks that look down their noses at regular folks that we are what makes this country beautiful.
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    This song reminds me of my dads house. He lives in a podunk little town in illinois, but it is the most beautiful relaxing place in the world. Growing up in the busyness of the city, I have spent many long summers laying in the tall grass watching the sun sets over the cornfields and watching the stars light up the night sky. For me, a place like this, and described in this song means peace and pure freedom. Away from the confines of the city walls and bustle of pedestrians. This is where true happiness lies.
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    This song is not just about kansas people. Just cuz he references it in the song doesn't make it kansas' theme song. The song is about any place in america that enoys the slower pace of life. The whole meaning is that folks from big cities flying over and looking down at what they think is a bunch of boring nothing need to rethink life and realize why there are such places. The same thing happens when you put a country hick on a plane and fly them over a large city, they are fascinated with the lights and buildings and wonder why wud anyone wanna live in such a busy place. Just a good country song that relates to small town america everywhere.
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    I'm a farmer, I make my home on the plains of kansas. Those green circle of corn or gold square wheat fields that you see when you look down might be one of mine. There were four generations before me to raise livestock and put seeds in the soil to make a life. There is a sixth generation in my house that is more than welcome to follow in our footsteps.
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    I have always been a country girl, and the small town that I grew up in has now turned into a busy city, with new resturants, highways, new stores to shop in etc. And I am only 21. I miss the days when I was younger and you couldn't see any houses for miles. There was only one gas station, and grocery store, you knew everyone by name. And one of these days I am going to move somewhere with lots of lands so I can build a farm and have to drive an hour or so to the nearest walmart. And this song just remind me how precious being a southern girl is, and how city people don't, and will never understand it. But instead keep spreading their rudness more and more. We need to stay strong like we have been for so long. Defend our land and show them the true bueaty and importance these "fly over states" are.
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    The city folk dabble a bit in country music, but us kansans are in love with country music and the only song we listen to is fly over states. This title means: come to kansas where your wishes shall be granted! Also, these city folk just fly over the other states with nothing in them and don't take the time to enjoy the beauties of them. The city folk not taking the time to visit is uncanny.
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    This song to me is talking about how people that are brought up in the city have no idea how much they are missing not living the rual lifestyle, people like us see the true beauty in life, like a windshield sunset, or a harvest moon from the cab of a combine, a windmill on the horizon of a 4000 acre pasture. Coming from a farm in the panhandle of nebraska this song hits home every time I hear it!
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    Jason aldean's masterpiece "fly over states" obviously refers to the many states that people fly over every single day and wonder "who would want to live there". His song pays tribute to the beauty of these so called "fly over states" telling how beautiful they are, as well as the beauty of the people who live there. He ends the song with "somewhere you might want to plant your stakes" meaning- if you got to know more about these states that you simply fly over, you might just learn to love them as much as we do here in the south! :)
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    Fly over states are what they are: the states that aren't on the east or west coasts. As far as what this song means, it's more of trying to get a point across as to what these places are and who lives in them. It's something that people can often lose touch with or just not understand. It's something that you have to see for yourself. Of course I'm saying this as an oklahoma native living in georgia, where people don't "fly over" they "fly into. "
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    Living in philadelphia and its suburbs all my life, I would never have understood this song or its significance until I was fortunate to be able to drive from philly to wyoming and getting to see these many wonders. So many real and caring people. So many beautiful wonders. I totally relate to this song. Some day I would love to make it totally across the us with time to stop and see life in these "fly over states. :-)
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    It means us country people who live back in the "middle of nowhere" clearly they haven't been out where I'm from, oklahoma its beautiful and wonderful and its way more fun to ride bear back on a apoloosa horse then to walk around in a mall all day or walk downtown of some big city in my point of view. I've been to new york and I hate it. To much noise. These miles of nothing is better then miles of buildings.
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    Lots of people are in a big hurry and just wish that los angles and new york were closer together. Well, they are separated by on great expanse of some of the most diverse landscape on earth. It celebrates what many city dwellers have never experianced. Open country, mountians, plains, deserts, canyons, badlands, forests and swamps. The people who live "in the middle of nowhere" are some of the best people on earth. I'll guarantee you that the people of joplin, missouri sent more aid to new york after the 9-11 attack than people from new york sent to joplin after the ef-5 tornado of may 22nd, 2011. He's saying, don't just ignor the middle parts of the country, get to know them. Get to know both the people and the land. Celebrate the diversity.
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    I am new yorker that met an amazing guy from oklahoma almost 2 years ago. We have been doing the long distance thing and flying back and forth (over those fly over states) a few times a month until we can be together. We both have first class jobs but he is beyond proud of his roots and I am proud to be "his girl". I have grown very fond of oklahoma. Boomer sooner!
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    Love this song! I'm from little town in ohio and everyday I see the planes flying overhead, probably to new york or chicago. Only until you live in a flyover state do you realize the true meaning of hard work. Only until you live in a flyover state do you have the opportunity to see a beautiful sunrise over the woods. Only until you live in a flyover state do you learn to live life. Anyone has the ability to drive a fancy car or eat in a fancy restaraunt (?), but I don't know many city-slickers who can drive a 20 year-old ford, manual transmission (stick-shift for the city folks lol) pickup truck or barrel race a horse. I love my little ohio town and I wouldn't trade the corn fields, the creeks, or the lullaby of the midnight trains for anything!
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    I was a big city girl from california. Thinking oklahoma way full of nothing but uneducated inbred trailor home living folk that have to move every month to a new location because tornados destroy their homes. Now I've lived in oklahoma for the past 6 years. I raise my children here. I never want to live anywhere else. The heartland of america is beautiful, proud, and the people are amazing. Lokk who was the uneducated one.
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    I think that 'fly over states' is a song to show pride for the heartland of this great nation. If you head out to the country, you will meet a lot of decent people who are kind, accepting, and hardworking. For the most part, these values remain intact because of the generations who have grown up on the land. I have been fortunate enough to live in both the city and the country. Both have their goods and bads, but country folks are the salt of the earth.
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    I love this song. I live on long island and work in nyc. When I was twenty(forty now) I went to welding school in south western ohio. I spent eight great months out there. I became a buckeye fan, country music fan and started dippin. I was the only one from ny. I drove back home every other weekend because back then I didn't appreciate the experience. Now, I have xm to listen to country. Am still a buckeye fan, and every day I miss ohio, and that great ride.
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    I think that the song is the best down to earth song I have ever heard. People don't take the time to think about the farmer that gets up at 4 or 5 am and goes and deals with his fields. So he can grow the best crops so we as a nation can have food for our bellies. I lived on a farm as a teenager and it was a hard life but now that I'm an adult I miss it. I love the song and I don't think that if you have never lived the life you want get the meaning of the song. We live in the great patchwork of a nation and we need every state to make it work. Patricia ball.
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    This song provokes a clear visual picture of what being a citizen of the united of states of america is all about and touches me greatly! It reflects relationships, strong work ethics, security, and shows that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I have had the pleasure of living in kansas and seeing some of the midwest. I prefer to think of it as the heartland of our country! Outside of the farming, dairy, and other industries, it is the home of some of our nation's largest air force bases and strategic scientific support agencies.
    They are proud to call it their home as it truly is beautiful.
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    The meaning of fly over states to me is, people don't realize how important those fly over states are. We plow the earth and plant the seed, we bust our backs for someone else to enjoy their life and I don't think people get that. People should be thankful for us people. We are the on's who stand tall and strong and always have a firm and steady hand. I live in a fly over state he mentions in the song. I've lived in 2 actually, and it makes me tear up every time I hear this song. It makes me feel thankful to live in a flyover state and to be a proud, redneck country girl. I am a proud okie, and kansan. Be proud to live in a flyover state.
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    It is amazing how people in the big cities can just look at the midwest as, well, the "flyover states". They don't realize that the big mac they ate came from a farmer who has made his living working his but off from sunrise to sunset. They dn't realize that fancy salad with the imported dressing came from a midwest farm. Dang! We work all day and yet we get no appreciation.
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    I am from indiana and still live here. In a small town. I love this song because in the last few years found and was found by a couple of my half sisters. We are a total of 4 all born and either raised or partially raised and born here in indiana. And then due to some crazy life situations and miracles. My oldest sister whom I did I first met in 2009 found her living in mn. She has a long and very successful career in aviation. :). My second older sister I was told was stillborn and she just found me and my sister lori this past yr after finding our mothers obituary online after many yrs researching her birth family. I just received her letter and found out about her january 17, 2012! She lived here until she was 10 yrs old. And then moved to a large family ranch in oklahoma! She is a school teacher and has a farm in oklahoma :). This song is to me our "theme song". We are suppose to go on a trip at the beginning of next month. My sisters lori and leslie on a road trip from indiana to oklahoma seeing her farm/home for the first time! I can see us with this song cranked up on high driving into the western sunset heading across states to oklahoma! :)
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