Oklahoma Smokeshow Lyrics - Zach Bryan


Oklahoma Smokeshow by Zach Bryan is a country ballad that tells a bittersweet story of a young woman trapped in a cycle of disappointment and unfulfilled dreams within a small-town environment.


[Verse 1]
Go on and put on that dress that all the bad boys like
I know your daddy ain't home, so ride with me tonight
You always wind up here in a puddle of tears
Them boys are out and they're angry and they're lookin' for blood
In the back of a blue, old pickup truck
You've got nowhere to go although you're all gussied up


Explanation  of Verse 1:
 The narrator describes a recurring scene - the woman dresses up to attract attention, likely from the "bad boys" who frequent the local bar scene. Despite her efforts, she often ends up heartbroken and alone. The details about her absent father hint at a deeper issue in her life.


[Verse 2]
There's so much whiskey in his Coke, it'll make her nose bend
But she swears that his love is a damn godsend
She known God since she was a child
She used to play in the yard and she would drеam of one day
'Til the world came around and took hеr dreamin' away
Told her how to dress and act and smile


Explanation  of  Verse 2: 
Shifts to the woman's perspective. She finds solace, however misguided, in a relationship with a man who drinks excessively. While she believes he loves her, the narrator suggests a different reality - her dreams have been slowly crushed by the limitations of small-town life.


[Pre-Chorus]
She's an Oklahoma smokeshow
He's an asshole from back home
She'll never make it out alive
Of that small-town bar scene
Where small vices kill your big dreams
He'd take you home, but he's too drunk to drive


Explanation  of Pre-Chorus: 
This section acts as a bridge, summarizing the central conflict:The woman, referred to as an "Oklahoma smoke show," represents beauty and potential trapped in a stifling environment.The man she's with embodies the negative choices she makes - an "asshole from back home."The "small-town bar scene" symbolizes the limitations that prevent her from escaping and achieving her dreams. Small vices, like unhealthy relationships, slowly erode her aspirations.


[Chorus]
I've been here, I've been up all night
Thinkin' 'bout a life with you and I
One you'll never know
'Cause you're a small-town smokeshow
Well, I've been here, I've been up all night
Thinkin' 'bout a life with you and I
One you'll never know
'Cause you're a small-town smokeshow
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Explanation  of Chorus: 
The narrator reveals his own feelings of longing.He's spent the night fantasizing about a life with the woman, a life she seems incapable of pursuing due to her circumstances.The repeated line "You're a small-town smokeshow" emphasizes the tragic contrast between her potential and her reality.


[Outro]
Go on and put on that dress that all the bad boys like
I know your daddy ain't home, so ride with me tonight
You always wind up here in a puddle of tears
Them boys are out and they're angry and they're lookin' for blood
In the back of a blue, old pickup truck
You've got nowhere to go although you're all gussied up


Explanation  of Outro:
 The final verse mirrors the first, reinforcing the cyclical nature of the woman's situation. She continues to dress up for excitement, but the cycle of disappointment seems destined to repeat.


OVERALL
Oklahoma Smokeshow is a poignant song that explores themes of lost dreams, societal  pressures in small towns, and the yearning for escape from a stifling environment.

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FAQ & Knowledge

ℚ. Who sang the song "Oklahoma Smokeshow"?
"Oklahoma Smokeshow" is sung by "Zach Bryan".
ℚ. Who wrote the lyrics of "Oklahoma Smokeshow" song?
"Zach Bryan" has written the lyrics for the song "Oklahoma Smokeshow".
ℚ.When was the last time lyrics modified for song "Oklahoma Smokeshow"?
"Oklahoma Smokeshow" song lyrics was modified on "11 Jun 2024".

About Oklahoma Smokeshow

Oklahoma Smokeshow

Album Summertime Blues - EP

Zach Bryan

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Lyrics Updated at: 11 Jun 2024

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