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Keith Urban Sings About Life's Simple Pleasures In Ode To Middle Class America

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Keith Urban's music video for "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" is one you won't want to miss. With our favorite Australian country singer getting a lot of screen time, the music video is simple, while still keeping a cool and rustic feel. Directed by Shane Drake, the video features a number of images of the ideal childhood and simple living, while showcasing an America that seems like only a memory. From the corner gas station to the old truck you rode in as a kid, the video is full of images that remind us of rural America and the working, middle class. 

"I had a great time doing it," Urban told People Magazine in a recent article. "It was a blast. We didn't want it to be 100 percent literal about every lyric. That was the most important thing for me. So it became more about playing, more performance based. I like everybody to be able to paint their own picture of things. There's sort of more random imagery and so forth of certain things that relate to the song without being so specific." 

Those images include kids riding in the back of a car asleep, train tracks and the train that uses them, an empty swing, but what all of these have in common is the simplicity of them. Items that can be found anywhere around the country, but that can bring similar feelings to all those who see them. 

The video is definitely a great one for Keith, and has become one of our favorites. Check out the video and let us know what you think. 

LYRICS BELOW

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

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

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

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

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
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

(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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