Not too long, just the right height So what is it that’s hiding By the garden edge It’s a different kind of flower And this is what is says I am a weed I grow from seed I am a weed W E E D I can cover the garden, given half the chance You’d better watch out, cause weeds are about To lead you a Merry dance The garden looks so pretty As the bumblebees fly by The borders neatly tended And everything looks so spry So what is it that’s hiding By the garden edge It’s a different kind of flower And this is what is says I am a weed I grow from seed I am a weed W E E D I can cover the garden, given half the chance You’d better watch out, cause weeds are about To lead you a Merry dance I am a weed I grow from seed I am a weed W E E D I can cover the garden, given half the chance You’d better watch out, cause weeds are about To lead you a Merry dance
First made popular by Old Crow Medicine Show, Rucker turned "Wagon Wheel" into a smash hit with country fans. And even though Rucker's songs are generally pretty lyrically conservative, even he was able to sneak in a reference to pot on his True Believers record: "I caught a trucker out of Philly / Had a nice long toke," he sings. The father of three may just have to explain that line to his kids when they get a little older!
Shock'n Y'all is Keith's eighth studio album, and while "I Love This Bar," "American Soldier" and "Whiskey Girl" were heavy hitters on the album, perhaps the most hilarious song is one of the bonus tracks, "Weed With Willie." It's a live track, and Keith's frequent collaborator Scotty Emerick sings backup. Everyone in country, of course, knows Nelson's stance on weed, and this song is an ode to the singer and his beloved habit. The song beings, "I always heard that his herb was top shelf / Lord, I just could not wait to find out for myself." Well, Keith tried it alright — and in the chorus, he vows to "never smoke weed with Willie again" . that is, until the very last line, which goes, "In the fetal position with drool on my chin / We broke down and smoked weed with Willie again."
“Smoke a Little Smoke”
Pot may still be illegal in much of the U.S., but it's referenced in plenty of country songs. So, for those readers who consider 4/20 a national holiday, The Boot has rounded up a solid playlist of country music tunes.
The following are The Boot's picks for the Top 10 country songs about marijuana:
"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," from Nelson's 2012 record Heroes, has a slew of great collaborators and guest vocals. It was written by Nelson, Buddy Cannon, Rich Alves, John Colgin and Mike McQuerry and features vocals by Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson. It was fittingly released on 4/20 and was even supposed to be the album's title track . until it was decided that the title may be too controversial for some sales outlets. The lyrics are exactly what you would imagine: "Roll me up and smoke me when I die / And if anyone don't like it, just look 'em in the eye / I didn't come here, and I ain't leavin' / So don't sit around and cry / Just roll me up and smoke me when I die."
My little seed
Will help to feed
Me and you, once the harvest is done!
My little seed
Can only succeed
‘Cos our creator runs the show!
Send as Gift
You can’t kill me, no matter how you try.
No poisons can drive me away.
You can get on your knees and uproot me,
But I’ll grow back the very next day.
THE WEED IN YOUR GARDEN
You gave the flowers the love and attention
that you had to give.
But you made it clear from the start that you don’t even
want me to live.
I’ve got a beauty inside that I want you to see.
I am the weed in your garden of love;
You can’t kill me.