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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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