More cocky than clever, the strained metaphor that gives structure to the song errs too far on the side of ridiculous.
The only reason it’s listenable at all is the fantastic Western swing arrangement and Strait’s in-on-the-joke delivery. But it’s hard to believe that was ever intended to be more than album filler.
Written by Wayne Kemp and Mack Vickery
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