I must admit, this song has grown on me to the point that I almost get shivers up my spine from some of the lyrics. This song says exactly how I feel about living smack-dab in the middle of the U.S. on this awesome, beautiful prairie.
Don't knock these "flat, boring" states until you've spent a few days in our neck of the woods. The sunsets and sunrises alone will take your breath away, and that doesn't account for all the other glorious landscapes you might see in the course of 4 seasons.
And so here's a brief pictorial of photos I've taken over the past 4 years, proving just why God did make these fly over states......
miles and miles of sunflowers demand more than just a passing glance
a black and white photo helps remind us of simpler times
a harvest moon in Kansas?!
a pond glows in sunlight after a massive thunderstorm
and you didn't think the prairie had color in autumn?
yup, just another glorious sunrise in Kansas (yawn)
I just love how I can make a muddy road look glamorous
snow dusts the prairie
the prairie wakes up to another bright day
and the prairie winds down with a big bang sunset
amazing how many different colors the prairie sunset has to offer
longhorn cattle grace the vast plains
even in black and white, the plains are beautiful
another Kansas harvest moon... in winter??
the Kansas farmer has a full and busy day on the plains
even the storms are beautiful on the prairie
autumn in its full Kansas splendor
the setting sun casts its final rays upon the plains
rainbows are commonplace on the plains after storms
another glorious start to the day
I must admit I'm a little bit disappointed in the Aldean crew's video rendition. I guess the upside is that if you want to know the lyrics, you'll certainly learn them from watching the video. In spite of the video's lack of emotion, this song is still my favorite of any of Jason's music so far.