“What Was I Thinking” – Dierks Bentley
The line that kills me: “Shut off the lights and tore through the corn field. What was I thinkin’?”
Yeah, what the heck were you thinking, Dierks? Thinking that driving through a corn field and destroying a farmer’s field is cool and fun? I’m thinkin’ you’re not too smart.
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
The line that kills me: “I find a field, I tear it up Till all the pain’s a cloud of dust”
OMG. I’m sorry your brother was killed while serving in the Army. Still doesn’t make it ok to destroy a farmer’s livelihood. Now it’s ok to destroy a farmer’s field because you’re sad. Thanks for that, Lee…
“Somethin’ About a Truck” – Kip Moore
The line that kills me: “Somethin bout a truck in a farmers field. A no trespass sign, and time to kill. Nobody’s gonna get hurt, so what’s the big deal?”
OMFG. No one get’s hurt? How about the farmer and his family, who’s livelihood you so blithely destroyed. Losing thousands of dollars in inputs like seeds and fertilizer as well as lost revenues probably hurts pretty bad.
Also, not only does the farmer take a loss for idiots driving through his fields, here’s a nice list of criminal and civil charges that one could face for doing so:
Felony malicious destruction of property
Reckless driving (misdemeanor)
Reckless endangerment (if you have a passenger)
Passengers can get charged as accessories to these crimes!
And then on the civil side, where the farmer could sue for damages:
Intentional destruction of property
*the jury can award the farmer upwards of $50,000 dollars in punitive damages!
SO, these songs are totally lame and encourage listeners to commit felonies. Way to go, guys! Why don’t you write a song now about how awesome farmers and ranchers are and how you should never, ever drive in their fields?