Nelly Country Grammar
A new release by Neelly and her husband, Jon Bon Jovi, is the Nelly Country Grammar Ball songstress album. The album is a collection of country Grammar lyrics penned by both the singer and her husband. The lyrics focus on grammar and usage and are geared towards students of all levels of learning. Neelly is an extremely popular singer and producer with over 50 years of experience in the music industry. The couple first met when she was hired by John Lennon to record the album “Penny And The Bear.”
This is the first Nelly Country Grammar album to be produced without the vocals of John Lennon and the only one so far without his vocals. It is also the first single from the new year’s “The Best of Both World” album. The song has become a huge hit with both male and female audiences. The audio quality on this album is top notch.
One can’t help but to notice the obvious influence of the Beatles in this grammar book. Many of the words and phrases used are very similar to those used by the Beatles. That is not to say that the grammar rules don’t differ. The differences are simply more pronounced in this song and the subject matter. One has to ask if they are being faithful to the rules of English or if they are just following the lead of the song. It seems to me that they are more honest with their language than the Beatles were.
One can argue that country grammar rules can be bent to suit the rhythm of the song
For instance, the word for “bark” should be “baark.” “Cat” should be “kitty.” Grammar books are mere tools and like all tools they can be used to their limit and beyond. Nelly Country Grammar is no exception.
One of my favorite guitar solos is “Mystery Train.” This song is in the top ten all time on the list of the greatest guitar solos. If you have ever seen the movie, then you probably know the story behind this piece. A group of teenagers get stolen from their railroad station by a band of hoodlums.
Two weeks later, the band’s leader finds them. He has them deliver a song for an unknown person. It is just one word long. The words are, “She knows she loves you.” The lyrics go on to state, “I’ve never been to war, I’ve just walked the earth, I’m just a boy…” At first listen, one may wonder if those words are simply misspelled words.
However, one needs only listen to the guitar solo to see how difficult it is to play
Nelly Country Grammar takes this one step further. What makes this album unique is that all of the words are actually played by Nelly. He plays them off his wonderful voice.
The beauty of this song is that the singer can sing about anything, anywhere, and have anyone he chooses singing along with him. The result is one of the most memorable songs I have heard all time. One that leaves me wondering how it was done.
This is another song off the newly release, Nelly Country Grammar. This time around, “Hail To The Man That You Meant To Love” tells of a relationship that goes bad, but turns out ok in the end. The subject matter is love, although the relationship goes in different directions. As in, one man wants to marry the girl and another doesn’t want to.
“Deacon Blues” is about a young man who is being bullied at school
Afterward, he realizes he wants to join the school basketball team. He wants to make a difference, but is scared to do so because of what others will think. He wants to be accepted one way or another. As the song says, “Just let ’em think you’re stupid, Deacon.”
A very interesting and sad song on the Nelly Country Grammar Album is “Goodbye My Love.” The singer wishes to meet his lover one last time, but has to cancel the date. He finds it hard to move on with his life with such negativity surrounding him. It ends with him laying on his front porch, looking at the stars, wondering if he’ll ever see his lover again. The words seem to tell him, “You always seem to have this hope, but you’re just wasting it.”
I’m not sure why, exactly, someone chose to include this song on the Nelly Country Grammar Album. The chords are easy to play, the lyrics are simple, and it’s just plain sad. But then again, I suppose, isn’t death the same thing as a breakup? Life is too short to dwell on sad topics, aren’t they? Hopefully someday someone will create a site focused on all things sad, and have all the covers of each album on there for everyone to enjoy.