The meaning behind the lyrics of the song ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X is not that simple to figure out. The song was released on 3rd of December, 2018. However, the song had been taking off from social media like TikTok since its release. Currently, the new remix version of this song featuring Billy Ray Cyrus stands at number 1 on Billboard hot 100. Read the article below:
[Intro: Billy Ray Cyrus]
[Refrain: Billy Ray Cyrus]
Before vehicles were manufactured, the travelers used to travel on their horses. Now that the cars have overtaken the transportation system, horses can rarely be seen these days. However, Billy Ray Cyrus still loves riding on his horse even though people give awkward stares at his choice. He isn’t the one who cares about what other people think of him. Due to this very reason, he takes his horse to the old town road and travels far until both of them need rest.
[Verse 1, Part I: Lil Nas X]
Lil Nas X gives us a hint of what a country life looks like. We can see a lot of horses in the stables. If we need to get out and travel, we attach the horses with their tacks, wear a black cowboy hat and the cowboy shoes in the countryside. Life is seemingly more interesting and stresses free in the countryside.
[Verse 1, Part II: Lil Nas X]
Some people try to laugh at Lil Nas X for riding on a horse. But he just doesn’t care. He laughs at them for riding on their expensive cars so to travel from one neighbourhood to another neighbourhood only. He has travelled up to the valley with his horse. It is an adventure for him.
[Chorus: Lil Nas X]
He points out the fact that the opinions of other people don’t matter to him. They can say literally anything to change his mind but he will not change his lifestyle. He is not a guy to change his lifestyle just because some people that don’t matter to him tell him to do so. Lil Nas X makes his own rules and lives by his own rules.
[Verse 2, Part I: Lil Nas X]
Now Lil Nas X is riding on a tractor. He tries to uplift his lifestyle by purchasing a tractor. As soon as he gets a small touch of richness, the girls began surrounding him. This caused him to cheat on his girlfriend and he doesn’t even feel bad about it. Instead, he encourages us to go and ask about this story to his own girlfriend.
[Verse 2, Part II: Lil Nas X]
The money and fame have drugged Lil Nas X’s pride now. He is no longer a country guy who loves riding on his horse. He is someone who rides a tractor with Gucci cowboy hat on. Nowadays, he walks around on expensive wrangler jeans and attends entertainment shows like bull riding and watching pornographic contents in real life.
[Chorus: Lil Nas X]
[Refrain: Lil Nas X]
[Verse 3, Part I: Billy Ray Cyrus]
Billy Ray Cyrus is still seen with his hat down as always. Even though he is rich and successful, he lives across town, he is humble, generous and kind. His success and fortune have been able to make his wife happy by gifting her the diamond rings and Fendi sports bra. Although his life looks ordinary, he has a Maserati sports car to represent his success and his status in society.
[Verse 3, Part II: Billy Ray Cyrus]
The life of Billy Ray Cyrus after he got famous has become quite stressful. So as to avoid the stress, he takes a Marlboro cigarette. He is reminiscing the easy, good old days when he used to ride on his horse and travel far across. His desire to go back to the old town road on his horse even after being so successful is so sweet. He wants to do everything that he was used to doing before he was an adult.
[Outro: Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus]
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