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Keith Urban – John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 lyrics

[Verse 1]
I'm a 45 spinning on an old Victrola
I'm a two strike swinger, I'm a Pepsi Cola
I'm a blue jean quarterback saying "I love you" to the prom queen
In a Chevy
I'm John Wayne, Superman, California
I'm a Kris Kristofferson Sunday morning
I'm a mom and daddy singing along to Don McLean
At the levee

And I'm a child of a backseat freedom, baptized by rock and roll
Marilyn Monroe and the Garden of Eden, never grow up, never grow old
Just another rebel in the great wide open on the boulevard of broken dreams
And I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

Hey, hey
Everything I needed
That's right

[Verse 2]
I'm Mark Twain on the Mississippi
I'm Hemingway with a shot of whiskey
I'm a TV dinner on a tray trying to figure out the Wheel of Fortune
I'm a Texaco star, I'm a Gibson guitar
I'm still a teenage kid trying to go too far
I'm a jukebox waiting in a neon bar for a quarter


I spent a lot of years running from believing, looking for another way to save my soul
The longer I live, the more I see it: there's only one way home

[Chorus x2]

(John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16)
Everything I needed
(John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16)
Everything I needed
(John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16)
That's right

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  • LikeaBoss
    Reminds me a lot of Billy Joel's classic song "We Didn't Start the Fire". Both songs have a lot of American culture/history references in them. "We Didn't Start the Fire" is more of an American History type of song, while this song is more of an American culture type of song with several icons in American culture (Texaco Star, Gibson guitar, Wheel of Fortune, American Pie, Marilyn Monroe, 45 records, Victrola record players, baseball, Pepsi-Cola, Superman, John Wayne, etc.). Very catchy song and a very creative twist that makes it different from most other country songs. Keith Urban never disappoints with whatever material he puts on the radio!
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