A Jukebox with a Country Song- Doug Stone



A Jukebox With A Country Song by Doug Stone is one of those songs that checks a lot of the boxes when it comes to a stereotypical country song. This song’s got fights with your wife, old honky tonks, drinking beer, and jukeboxes.


The story to the song is that the singer, Doug Stone, got in a fight with his old lady, so he took off to his favorite bar that he hadn’t been to in years:

After three good years together

We had our first big fight

So she went to her mother's

And I went for a drive

Down an old familiar highway

Just a few miles out of town

To that run down, one room tavern

That used to be my stompin' ground


When Doug arrived, he realized the place had been totally remodeled and turned into a hoyty toyty country club type place:

Well I pulled in the driveway

You know it all still looked the same

And I couldn't wait to down a few

And hear that jukebox strain

But as I walked in through the doorway

Well there stood some kind of matra'd

Well he looked me up and he looked me

Down and said can I help you please


And I said what'd you do with those swingin' doors

And where's the sawdust on the floor

Why's everybody wearin' suits and ties

From where I stand I can't believe my eyes

And who's idea was it to hang these ferns

This brand new bar don't have a single burn

I guess I'm somewhere that I don't belong

I need a jukebox with a country song


After ranting about the new look of the place, Doug looked around to where the jukebox used to play country songs, to find someone playing new music he wasn’t a fan of. Once Doug voiced his opinion on the matter, he was asked to leave. He yells his opinions again as the chorus comes back around. The last line of the song is Doug confessing he doesn’t belong anywhere without a jukebox with a country song:

Well I looked back to the corner

Where the jukebox once stood proud

Some clown was playing records

Too fast, too long and too loud

And it must have been a big mistake

To try and speak my mind

So as they were asking me to leave

I cried out one more time


What'd you do with those swingin' doors

And where's the sawdust on the floor

Why's everybody wearin' suits and ties

From where I stand I can't believe my eyes

And who's idea was it to hang these ferns

This brand new bar don't have a single burn

I guess I'm somewhere that I don't belong

I need a jukebox with a country song


I guess I don't belong

Without a jukebox

And a country song...


My dad loves this song and sings it at the top of his lungs all the time. I’ve grown up belting it out too whenever it comes on! Listen to A Jukebox with a Country Song below, and let me know what you think!


Jack Wilkinson



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