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Old Town Road - Lil Nas X




The Experience: Freedom. What is it for?

Music video: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X are too fast for their run of the mill outlaw lives and end up in 2019, where - Masseratti's notwithstanding - who they are is more interesting than what they stole.

The Meaning of Old Town Road: Lil Nas X exults in his freedom - I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more - and condemns those too fearful to follow - you ain't been up off that porch. That's fine. But no one can run free for long without facing a dilemma: what do you use your freedom for? Freedom by itself is just an unused tool. That dilemma is where Old Town Road takes an unexciting turn: fame - my life is like a movie - and sex - boobies - and betrayal - cheated on my baby. Enter good and evil: did you make good use of your freedom?

Ask yourself: Why do you want to be free? What do you want to achieve? Does that make you a good person or a bad person?

Soundtrack: Red Dead Redemption (2018)

LYRICS:

Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road
I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more
I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road
I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more
(Kio, Kio)

I got the horses in the back
Horse tack is attached
Hat is matte black
Got the boots that's black to match
Ridin' on a horse, ha
You can whip your Porsche
I been in the valley
You ain't been up off that porch, now

Can't nobody tell me nothin'
You can't tell me nothin'
Can't nobody tell me nothin'
You can't tell me nothin'

Ridin' on a tractor
Lean all in my bladder
Cheated on my baby
You can go and ask her
My life is a movie
Bull ridin' and boobies
Cowboy hat from Gucci
Wrangler on my booty

Can't nobody tell me nothin'
You can't tell me nothin'
Can't nobody tell me nothin'
You can't tell me nothin'

Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road
I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more
I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road
I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more
I got the—


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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