The resurrection of the “Hang on Sloopy” thread reminded me that I’ve been meaning to bring this up for . . .4 years now.
If you don’t care to watch the video (which contains the lyrics, I think?), it’s a song celebrating the guy’s girlfriend and her voluptuous body. Nothing new about that, except from the very first time I heard it I got the impression the girlfriend is black. Which, if true, is pretty damned nifty coming from a white country singer. The lyrics in question are:
“Got a girl from the Southside
Got braids in her hair”
"The way she fit in them blue jeans
She don’t need no belt
But I can turn 'em inside out
I don’t need no help
Got hips like honey
So thick and so sweet "
I’m sure I’m projecting my own experience, but where I live, “southside” is code for “poor and black” and I kind of get the impression that’s true of a lot of cities. Also, when I hear “braids” I think of black hairstyle(unless the girl is 8).
Apologies if this has come off as insensitive in any way. My initial reaction to this song was really positive but I also realize I may be misinterpreting it.