Surely everyone has heard about this song already and how many are trying to make a controversy out of it.
Of course the gold is in the lyrics so let's get at 'er.....
Oh, it's the contemporary redneck: He loves to hop off his horse, jump into his Ford pickup truck, do 55 on a dirt road into town so he can pick up his grande mocha cappuccino with extra foam. When I lived in the backwoods it was a 44 oz Dr. Pepper from a gas station but amazingly, that rings pretty damn true.
"I try to put myself in your shoes and that's a good place to begin
But it ain't like I can walk a mile in someone else's skin"
Of course he had to throw in this old cliché and put a fairly creepy twist on it. Empathy isn't really that hard of concept, is it? I can't stand that expression, personally. It's been so over used over the generations it has virtually lost all meaning. As far as I see it, one doesn't have to fully understand another's plight to care and feel empathy for them.