Song Lyric Sunday – That’s Why God Made Mexico by Tim McGraw

As you all know, I’m not much of a country music fan anymore, but there was a time when it was the only thing I listened to.  I thought of a few different songs for the theme this week, but when I remembered this song, it just fit so perfectly, I had to post it.  After listening to it again today, I still love it.  There’s just something so free and easy about it.

I’ve never been to Mexico, but it is one of the places that I’d like to go, even if it isn’t on the top of my list.  I think one of the things that always struck me about this song is the idea of just picking up and leaving.  I think we all have moments when life just becomes too much and we have to just get away; maybe not forever, and hopefully with someone you love.  I’m realizing that I need a vacation!  We had some pretty pathetic time off this year, what with the multiple surgeries, so I’m hoping that next year will be more about getting away and doing a little bit of traveling together.

I hope you enjoy the song!

Margie said Roy you ain’t listening to me
And I got a whole lot more to say
Roy just crossed the floor and picked up his car keys
She ain’t seen nor heard from him to this day
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Where the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm winds blow
That’s why God made Mexico
And Betty fixed Joe dinner every night half past six
‘Cause that’s when he’d roll through that door
Sixteen years and not a thank you from his lips
She don’t fix him dinner no more
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Where the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm winds blow
That’s why God made Mexico
Life is sweet in a border town
You learn to let your hair down
And you don’t make trouble
You learn to dance the fandango
You change your name and you change your face
Get used to beans and chile paste
And learn to live and love life in the slow lane
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
Maybe Monterey or Acapulco
Anywhere the warm winds blow
Don’t you know
That’s why God made Mexico
That’s why God made Mexico
Songwriters: James Thomas Slater
That’s Why God Made Mexico lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was traveling.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – That’s Why God Made Mexico by Tim McGraw

  1. God made Mexico for me to find myself and me as a writer. I am happy to say I was there almost a year ago now, for a writing workshop and I traveled by myself. It was a big deal.

    I hope you can go there with your love. It is breathtaking.

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  2. I don’t know as though I’d like to live there but it is nice to visit. Of course, living in Texas it’s right in my back door. Like you, I’m not a huge country music buff these days but some songs are really great, and this is one of those.

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  3. Ooh so nice and easy! Hadn’t heard it before, but I like it. So relaxing, I just had to get out my coloring book while I was listening. … I’ve been to Mexico, Juarez, but we only did shopping and looked around the one day we were there. 🙂

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