As you know, I am a big fan of country music lyrics.  No other style of music uses those great phrases.  “Two of a kind, working on a full house,” by Garth Brooks is just one of the thousands of examples.  The one I have to mention today comes from the song, “Honey Bee,” by Blake Shelton.  I have highlighted some of the best lines, but the entire song is end-to-end filled with folk sayings and great turns of a phrase

Girl I been thinkin’ ’bout us
And you know I ain’t good at this stuff
But these feelings piling up won’t give me no rest
This might come out a little crazy
A little sideways, yeah maybe
I don’t know how long it’ll take me
But I’ll do my best

Chorus 1:
If you’ll be my soft and sweet
I’ll be your strong and steady
You be my glass of wine
I’ll be your shot of whiskey
You be my sunny day
I’ll be your shade tree
You be my honeysuckle
I’ll be your honey bee

Yeah that came out a little country
But every word was right on the money
And I got you smilin’ honey right back at me
Now hold on ’cause I ain’t done
There’s more where that came from
Well you know I’m just havin’ fun
But seriously

Chorus 2:
If you’ll be my Louisiana
I’ll be your Mississippi
You be my little Loretta
I’ll be your Conway Twitty
You be my sugar baby
I’ll be your sweet iced tea
You be my honeysuckle
I’ll be your honey bee

Your kiss just said it all
I’m glad we had this talk
Nothin’ left to do but fall in each other’s arms
I could’ve said a “I love you”
Could’ve wrote you a line or two
Baby all I know to do
Is speak right from the heart

Chorus 1

Chorus 2

I’ll be your honey bee

Look for more of the country tracks to show up here on “Lyrically speaking…” posts as I can think of three more right now and could probably go on for days.