November 13, 2012
Well… it has words that rhyme.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with a good sexy country song, as such have a storied history in the genre. But there is something to be said for subtlety. The best attempts are often lightly clever, emotionally raw, or perhaps delivered with the tongue planted firmly in the cheek.
Everything about “She Cranks My Tractor” practically beats the listener over the head, from the pounding bass to the T.M.I. lyrics. It’s like three minutes of Lynch bellowing “Yee haw! Farm sex!!!” The titular metaphor feels corny and tacky (Can you imagine playing this in front of your non-country-fan peers?), and the lyrics lay on the details so thick as to make the listener feel voyeuristic. It’s
all audacity, with little genuine creativity.
On the positive side: It has fiddle and banjo. I like fiddle and banjo.
Dustin Lynch has a great voice, and has earned a coveted spot on country radio playlists. No need to waste it on this.
Written by Dustin Lynch, Brett Beavers, and Tim Nichols
Listen: She Cranks My Tractor