Share on Facebook Some of Brad Paisley 's best-loved songs aren't the ones that cut deep to the heart or mine through a lot of emotion. Rather, he's known for a category of songs that only he can pull off: In today's world, there are so many people living double lives: He tackles this rather heavy and disheartening subject in a lighthearted way that pairs descriptive, off-kilter, but oh-so-true lyrics with an honesty and perception that's spot on.
Take a look at these lyrics: Meet Paisley's song "Famous People. He meets a famous movie star who's hanging around town, and the result? And it's the kind that only the ever-charming Paisley can get away with. After all, as the story goes, the narrator of the song gets a little jealous of his girl's potential suitors, so he does a little dirty work to make sure he's the only one for her.
And it's not just a few white lies: He tells a cowboy the girl used to be a man, informs the doctor she was dating she's actually married, and scares away the dentist by telling him she had seven kids. In "Celebrity," Paisley casts a harsh light in a humorous manner on what show business is like today -- specifically, the explosion of reality shows, entitled behavior throwing a fit when your latte isn't spot-on , and run-of-the-mill Hollywood troubles like on-a-whim marriages and suing family members.
He's poignant in these lyrics: And all the women stood up and cheered when this song came out because it lifts up women in the most hilarious way. He takes on the macho man who "don't take orders," reminding him cleverly that while a man can probably bench , he's subject to what the woman wants.
This line specifically had us hook, line, and sinker: Because it gives advice on what to say -- or not say -- to your spouse, and is especially helpful for newlyweds or new couples; sometimes honesty isn't the best policy.
If she really does look chubby in that dress, Paisley tells you what to do. Or if the meal she spent all day cooking tastes more like a tire than a treat, you'd better not tell her that. One listen to this song will have you smiling, and the next listen will have you taking notes on exactly how to love your significant other. Bending the truth may be committing perjury, but it's not a crime or a lie The next time you want to buy your special woman something nice, listen to this song first.
As Paisley points out, she doesn't want flowers or big expensive gifts, or even a getaway vacation. What she really wants is simple and free: She wants you to put that toilet seat down. This song sounds like a mid-tempo ballad, but in reality, it's all about the toilet, which makes it extra funny. The problem is, that woman isn't really into him. So every time he asks her a question, whether he's asking her to dance, if she believes in love at first sight, or if she wants to sit and talk a while -- and she rejects him, he quickly retorts with "me neither.
And the song immediately leads into: Well, his plan worked, landing it high up on this list. A male character's lover threatens to leave him if he chooses fishing over staying home with her He's going to miss her when he gets home, because his finned friends will win his heart, every time. But in real life, he chooses his girl over the gills. Because you never know if they're hiding under your clothing, as Paisley sings: Pretty sure those possible ticks are only a means to an end!
That's a hilarious list of tunes, but did we miss any of your knee-slapping Paisley favorites? Let us know in the comments section below. This list was compiled by Erin Duvall, and revised by Christina Vinson.