Hi Again Bill smile

Okay...It's a great idea to discuss these kinds of things I agree, It's hard to leave personal opinions out of discussions like this but being open minded and a professional helps. I'll try best I can to be both lol...

My biggest problem with this song "Ticks" was the entire concept as well I walked away from hearing it twice and nothing stuck musically. His other song "Online" at least had the hooks and the idea was far better. Although I'd die before using
"My Space" in my lyrics, besides nothing dates a song faster than mentioning technology lol..

Now back to this song... It's just not appealing. And someone said to themselves lets figure out someway of using "Ticks" Very nice image right? yes Ticks and Limes Disease turn me on....as a way to write another song about sex and alcohol
Aren't we clever? I wanna check you for ticks to see you naked... Lame! period. Ticks are just not romantic, sexy or funny in anyway so what it the purpoes? Bad Bad Bad! I can't be convinced otherwise lol...

I clicked on another video of Montgomary Gentry "What Do You Think Of That" liked everything about it......

Okay lets put up these lyrics

Every time you take a sip
In this smoky atmosphere
You press that bottle to your lips
And I wish I was your beer

Okay It's like my Pap Smear / Beer line I wrote above...
Anyway of using "Beer" in a Country song.. like forcing this right down your throat.
"I wish I was your beer"
That kind of talk is corny & lame lol...

In the small there of your back
Your jeans are playing peekaboo
I'd like to see the other half of your butterfly tattoo.

Okay These are the best lines in the song... clever and could be used in [b]any song that has nothing to do with "Ticks" right?[/b] Could of used them without any reference to Ticks.

Hey that gives me an idea
Let's get out of this bar
Drive out into the country
And find a place to park.

Again back in the bar sex & alcohol, fine just leave out the "Ticks" and you're okay. Nothing special at all but that's okay.

'Cause I'd like to see you out in the moonlight
I'd like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I'd like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I'd like to check you for ticks.

If this was me I would look at my writing partner laugh histerical smile because we came up with a joke novetly like Weird Al and drop this whole concept due to self respect.

I'll keep you safe you wait and see
The only thing allowed to crawl all over you when we get there is me.

Yes real guy talk! smile Girls would laugh at a guy who talked liked that in my neighborhood smile

Okay the point is for a regular fun sexy light hearted song it's all fine... Any of us non established artists write it we get rejected by the publisher on the spot.. but that's another story.
The whole Ticks thing is a real desperate stretch at trying to be unique and orignal... which I give the song credit for being it was a unique idea but a bad one...

Hey Achy Breakey Heart looks like a 10 year old wrote it with a crayon, but I can totally still see how it was a hit...

Maye it's just me and I'm alone in my feelings on this one?

Peace Mike

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