My Top 1000 Songs #118: Getting Ready To Get Down
Ritter lends his clever wordsmithery to an upbeat, twangy Americana romp with a percolating beat for a fun little ditty about a Bible Belt girl who refuses to play along. There's a bit of Footloose in the lyrics ("Jesus hates your high school dances!"), and it's such a triumphant, uplifting wonder it makes me smile every time.
"Mama got a look at you and got a little worried; papa got a look at you and got a little worried. The pastor got a look and said y'all had better hurry, send her off to a little bible college in Missouri.
And now you come back sayin' you know a little bit about every little thing they ever hoped you'd never figure out. Eve at the apple 'cuz the apple was sweet; what kind of God would ever keep a girl from getting what she needs?"And live: