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Rain isn't such a good thing for Luke Bryan
Jeffrey Remz | June 24, 2010
Luke Bryan has a hit on his hands with Rain is a Good Thing. The Georgian penned the song with Dallas Davison, who also co-write Joe Nichols' number one song Gimmie That Girl.
But Bryan will not be confused with the best writers of country music with this song. I will admit that I am not a big Bryan fan. He sings well enough, and he's pleasant enough in concert (at least he was when I saw him in Boston a few years ago), but he tends to keep milking the same tired theme of rural life on the farm and how lovely that is.
As for his current hit, the lyrics are ultra country light to say the least. Bryan starts off singing,
My daddy spent his life lookin' up at the sky
He'd cuss, kick the dust, sayin' son it's way too dry
It clouds up in the city, the weather man complains
But where I come from, rain is a good thing
(Chorus) Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky
Back roads are boggin' up, my buddies pile up in my truck
We hunt our honeys down, we take 'em into town
Start washin' all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thing
Well, golly gee. Isn't this one cute song (sic)? The chorus is just simplistically ridiculous laughable. Yes, you probably will hear this is meant to be a fun, summer-type song with a catchy sing-a-long chorus. Does it get any better than whiskey making your babe "feel a little frisky?" Not to mention the idea of alcohol making you do things you hopefully might not otherwise do?
Hopefully, it does this type of rain isn't a very good thing at all. Maybe next time, Bryan will aim just a tad higher.