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“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves

Say what you think
Love who you love
‘Cause you just get
So many trips ’round the sun
Yeah, you only
Only live once

If you save yourself for marriage
You’re a bore
If you don’t save yourself for marriage
You’re a whore-able person
If you won’t have a drink
Then you’re a prude
But they’ll call you a drunk
As soon as you down the first one

If you can’t lose the weight
Then you’re just fat
But if you lose too much
Then you’re on crack

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah

If you don’t go to church
You’ll go to hell
If you’re the first one
On the front row
You’re self-righteous
Son of a-
Can’t win for losing
You’ll just disappoint ’em
Just ’cause you can’t beat ’em
Don’t mean you should join ’em

When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s what you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, I would
And follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah


The Cultural Impact of Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Follow Your Arrow’

Despite a lack of country radio airplay and an ample amount of controversial lyrics, the song cracked the Billboard Hot Country Songs top 10 in the United States and the top 50 in Canada. It helped introduce its singer to the country music awards show and international touring circuits. Success lasted beyond the typical promotion cycle, as the song has been certified a gold single by the RIAA and remains a talking point regarding country music’s current role in political discourse.

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