This song keeps going through my head. It's not the first time this has happened to me and it won't be the last. I play it on my laptop whenever I get a chance. I made a new country song compilation cd with it so I can hear it in the car. My wife has called these compilations "Twangers" and now I'm up to Twangers 21. Generally they consist of recent songs with a few oldies thrown in. Oh, the song? "People Are Crazy", written by Bobby Braddock and Troy Wayne Jones, Jr. and a hit for Billy Currington. I first heard it on Billy's MySpace. (According to BMI, Braddock wrote Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me", "Texas Tornado" and "Time Marches On" for Tracy Lawrence and co-wrote Mark Chesnutt's "All My Old Flames Have New Names". I'm not familiar with the other works of Mr. Jones.)
The song tells the story of a young man meeting an old man in a bar and talking about everything - politics, women, bad habits, etc. The old man sums things up by concluding in the song's great hook that "God is great, Beer is good and People are crazy". Turns out the old guy was a millionaire, he dies and leaves everything to this young man he met only once. Great job by Billy C on this offbeat, interesting song with a tale most people can relate to (except perhaps those who have been cut out of a will). In addition to the great hook, I loved the lines "What brings you to Ohio? He said, Damn if I know". They reminded me of another song that treated the state with disdain, "Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio" by John Denver. He called the experience "like being nowhere at all".
To personalize the song I'd have to alter the title a bit since I enjoy a beer only about once every couple of weeks, usually a Michelob Light. I'll call it "God is great, coffee is good and people are crazy". My coffee of choice is Choc Full of Nuts when I'm at home and Dunkin Donuts on the road, appropriate choices for this song for obvious reasons. Do they still call crazy people nuts, or even crazy? You can see from this drivel digression that I may be nuts too. Since I write this fluff to prevent brain atrophy, you may conclude that it's already too late. If you feel that way, please keep it to yourself.