Our Theme Song: Boondocks


So I was watching American Idol last night and one of the contestants sang a song about the boondocks. I must say that I fell in love with the song because it goes,

I feel no shame
I’m proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

Nice, no? It kind of describes most of us I think. This song is by an American country music group called Little Big Town and is titled Boondocks. In the absence of a more fitting song, I think this will be our theme song for now hehe. My only misgiving is that someone could rightfully say, “Hey Bill Bilig, how colonial-minded are you? Picking an American song, huh.”

Well, I ain’t no singer. And non-singers can’t be too choosy in picking their theme songs hehe. Anyways, if you want to sing along with the Little Big Town folks, you’ll find the lyrics after the jump.

Boondocks
By Little Big Town
(Chorus:)
I feel no shame
I’m proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

And I can feel
That muddy water running through my veins
And I can hear that lullaby of a midnight train
It sings to me and it sounds familiar

(Chorus)

And I can taste
That honeysuckle and it’s still so sweet
When it grows wild
On the banks down at old camp creek
Yeah, and it calls to me like a warm wind blowing

(Chorus)

It’s where I learned about living
It’s where I learned about love
It’s where I learned about working hard
And having a little was just enough

It’s where I learned about Jesus
And knowing where I stand
You can take it or leave it, this is me
This is who I am

Give me a tin roof
A front porch and a gravel road
And that’s home to me
It feels like home to me

(Chorus)

I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

You get a line, I’ll get a pole
We’ll go fishing in the crawfish hole
Five-card poker on a Saturday night
Church on Sunday morning

(2x)
You get a line, I’ll get a pole
We’ll go fishing in the crawfish hole
(Down in the boondocks)
Five-card poker on a Saturday night
Church on Sunday morning

Say a little prayer for me

25 Comments
  1. not really into it until it is contextualized but like what you have said, not being a singer is probably a good excuse he he he.
    cheers! just wondering, kumusta na kaya si tb?:) hope he is well! and not sick too…

  2. Gov says Benguet ready to export vegetables

    January 09, 2008 23:33:00
    Desiree Caluza
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    BAGUIO CITY—Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan said his province’s farmers are ready to export their vegetables to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong this year.

    Fongwan said President Macapagal-Arroyo wants to enhance the province’s vegetable production after allotting P10 million for the full operation of the cold chain to preserve and ensure the freshness and quality of the local produce.

    He said buyers from Japan sought broccoli grown in Benguet after the vegetable passed Japanese quality standards. He said several companies in Japan wanted the initial shipments this month.

    Lone competitor

    “We were able to meet the quality standards of Japan such as phytosanitary (plant health) tests, sanitary and cleanliness. The only country that we will compete with is China,” Fongwan said in a press forum here on Wednesday.

    He said local farmers have to triple their production to meet demands from Japan and other Asian countries.

    The Benguet provincial government has tapped Dole Philippines to market the province’s other vegetables for the Asian market.

    Fongwan said the price of broccoli, if packaged for export, would increase to P150 a kilogram, up from its local buying price of P25 a kg.

    He said farmers are also preparing lettuce, celery, onion leeks and asparagus for export.

    Fongwan said Ms Arroyo, during her visit here last month, stressed the importance of pest analysis of vegetables for export so local products could compete in the global market.

    He said Benguet officials and farmers are hopeful because the cold chain will start operations on Jan. 16.

    The Department of Agriculture said the facility would help farmers link their harvests with high-end markets in Metro Manila that preferred refrigerated vegetables over those sold in the wet market.

    The cold chain was also meant to reduce the farmers’ post harvest losses that ranged from 10 to 40 percent.

  3. nice blog. nice to know nga adu gayam kailiyan nga ag blablog met lang. kababain ak ta kurang pay ti knowledge ko ti culture tayo uray. i nayun ko dakayo jay faves ko. thanks!

  4. Hi FBI,
    Thanks. Glad you liked it.

    Hi Abella,
    Its the lyrics that got me at once. The tune is not that catching but it does grow on you. Thanks.

    Cheers to you too. Am also wondering about TB. I’m sure we all miss him. Hoping he’s okay too 🙂

    Hi Anonymous,
    Thanks for that. I will post it at kaigorotan.com.

    Hi Sexymoi,
    Thanks for dropping by and adding me to your links. I will add you to the blogroll din. Hey, your blog is a fun read. I like it.

  5. “I feel no shame
    I’m proud of where I came from
    I was born and raised in the boondocks”

    I like these words! Some of the lyrics aptly describes us; not all of it though. But it’s still a good song, Sir BB, and a very catchy tune. Thanks for introducing us to it. I think I will have a last-song syndrome after listening to it twice now.

  6. Hi Nashman,
    You’re right. Heard of it but don’t know how it’s played. Thanks.

    Hi Layad,
    Glad you like it. What’s the last song syndrome? Thanks.

  7. you know we can’t play poker because of the bluffing involved.

    if we did, incidences of mauling would increase

    “Apay dakes ti kitam, kayat mo mabagsol?

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  9. Hey, Bill,

    Why is everyone suffering from a malaise? We do not update our blogs as often as we used to.

  10. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  11. nice one… the message within the song would touch an igorot heart

    it’s not the colonial mentality thing but the ouch and wow of the heart

    good song indeed!

  12. I always wanted to explore Benguet. Pero sadly hanggang Baguio lang lagi… i hope someday makarating din ako sa boondocks…:-)SEO Test i saw your blog while searching for Marky…

  13. When will you come out of your hibernation?

    Hope you come out of it very much refreshed after a long hiatus.

  14. ok yong lyrics nya kaya lang dko alam paano kantahin i hope na itoro sa mga bata para lalong sisikat…….

  15. The song may be american but the message is universal to those from the boondocks so Mr. Bill Bilig, there is no offense in taking an american song to be your theme song.

    Been a while since I’ve been home, makes me home sick.

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