Inquiring Minds Want to Know

And, apparently, what they most want to know are the lyrics to the cooler/cooter slushing/sloshing in the bed of truck country song.  I say this because of the many, many, many, many hits I’ve had the past few days on this blog from people using those search terms.  I doubt typing the sentence “Barack Obama swaps VP candidate Joe Biden for Sarah Palin, while John and Cindy McCain adopt again” would garner as much traffic.

We shall see.

Obviously, I have failed the cooter/cooler slushing/sloshing set miserably.  So, 15 points* and my undying gratitude to the first person who can tell me the name and artist of that song.  10 bonus points* if you can tell the world the lyrics that everyone is apparently dying to figure out.  100 points* if you can find it on You Tube, because I couldn’t.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment sharing their favorite country song.  The comments brought smiles, because most of those songs are some of my favorites as well.  I always turn the radio up when Who I Am (Rosemary’s Granddaughter) comes on, even though my grandmother’s names are Bernice and Eleanore.  And Front Porch Looking In (by the way, I’m not asserting these are the actual names of the songs, just what I assume they are called — I’ve never paid that much attention to music), what a great reminder of what is truly important in life.  And Randy Travis’ Forever and Ever, Amen!  I loved that song (secretly) even back in my country music hating days.

Some of the others I am not particularly familiar with.  And Lyle Lovett?  Hmm . . . the only thing I think I know about him is that Julia Roberts shocked the world by marrying him not too long after her relationship with Keifer Sutherland (who names their kid Keifer, btw?) imploded due to his alleged tryst with a prostitute.  So, basically, I know nothing about Lyle Lovett.  Except he has funky hair.

Oh my, now that I’m thinking about it, he may have vampire hair.  At least, back when he married Julia Roberts.

And, lastly, yes, what were the writers of The Dukes of Hazzard thinking when they named that guy Cooter?  I mean, really, nobody has a trademark on the name Bubba, and it would have done just fine.  Though I’m not going to look it up on to make sure.


And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt says hello.

*All points are meaningless, superfluous, and utterly pointless, but my undying gratitude is real, if not a bit overstated.

11 thoughts on “Inquiring Minds Want to Know

  1. Ashton Shepherd
    Sounds So Good

    1st Verse

    Hey baby, let’s jump in yo’ truck
    We’ll ride and watch for lightnin’ bugs
    We’ll ride with the windows let down
    There’s nowhere else I’d rather be right now


    ‘Cause there ain’t nothin’ like the sound
    Of a cooler slushin’ on the bed ‘a yo’ truck
    And ain’t nothin’ like the sound of real country music
    C’mon, turn it up
    And I love to hear the whippoorwill sing any night
    And the crickets out in the woods
    Ooh, (and) don’t it feel so right
    Don’t it sound so good

    2nd Verse

    We’ll stop on a ol’ dirt road bridge
    Do you remember when we painted our names on it
    And we’ll listen to the creek as it runs
    And we’ll count the stars
    Every single one


  2. OK, I’ve got to say that when I read the original post I had assumed that you must be going profoundly deaf to not be able to distinguish between the /t/ and /l/ sounds.

    I stand corrected.

    It does sound like she’s saying “cooter.”

    Of course, now I’m just really disturbed at the thought of you happening across this song in your daily music listening. Sheesh, I remember having you flat out refuse to listen to even one Shania Twain song that I thought you would enjoy.

    I take this as evidence that you will have completely adjusted to your new surroundings by the end of the year.


  3. Well, I’m just good at Google ; ) I googled Cooler Slushin, and got “Ashton Shepart”. (Your site was the 3rd hit) I googled Ashton Shepart Lyrics, and got a list of song lyrics. I looked at one and searched the page for cooler (not many songs should have the word cooler in the lyrics, right?). It was the second song. Then I searched You tube for Ashton Shepart and the song title ; )

    Thanks for all the smiles I get from reading your blog. Btw.. check out this site some time. I know you decorate cakes, so I thought when you need a smile, you might enjoy these ridiculous cakes


  4. So, I want to leave this comment because it’s really cute, but I’ve wavered because I don’t want someone with a perv mind to read it wrong…but oh well, some perv will have to answer for their own thoughts. Mia’s best friend can’t say scooter, she says “cooter”. And, here in the South, cooter has its own meaning as you’re now well aware. But Mia’s little friend always yells when she’s going outside that she’s “off to ride the cooter”. I swear, when you hear her in her little southern drawl it is hilarious!


  5. Well, I was going to post the link, but it looks like that has been taken care of.

    And wow! There ain’t nothing like the sound of the words lighnin’ bug pronounced with 15 u’s either!


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